Observations on a Tour Through the Highlands and Part of the Western Isles of Scotland: Particularly Staffa and Icolmkill: to which are Added, a Description of the Falls of the Clyde: of the Country Round Moffat, and an Analysis of Its Mineral Waters

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John Stockdale, 1811 - 275 Seiten

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Seite 28 - ON Leven's banks, while free to rove, And tune the rural pipe to love, I envied not the happiest swain That ever trod the Arcadian plain. Pure stream, in whose transparent wave My youthful limbs I wont to lave...
Seite 29 - ... pride, The salmon, monarch of the tide ; The ruthless pike, intent on war, The silver eel, and mottled par.* Devolving from thy parent lake, A charming maze thy waters make, By bowers of birch, and groves of pine, And hedges flower'd with eglantine. Still on thy banks, so gayly green, May num'rous herds and flocks be seen, And lasses chanting o'er the pail, And shepherds piping in the dale, And ancient faith that knows no guile, And industry imbrown'd with toil, And hearts resolved, and hands...
Seite 55 - tis, to cast one's eyes so low! The crows and choughs, that wing the midway air, Show scarce so gross as beetles : Half way down Hangs one that gathers samphire; dreadful trade! Methinks, he seems no bigger than his head: The fishermen, that walk upon the beach, Appear like mice; and yon...
Seite 97 - ... ocean. It is divided into distinct columns of five or six miles in length and three or four in breadth...
Seite 288 - Macdonald at court as an incorrigible rebel, as a ruffian inured to bloodshed and rapine, who would never be obedient to the laws of his country; nor live peaceably under any sovereign. He observed that he had paid no regard to the proclamation, and...
Seite 184 - Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay: Princes and lords may flourish, or may fade; A breath can make them, as a breath has made; II But a bold peasantry, their country's pride, When once destroyed, can never be supplied.
Seite 122 - What does not fade ? The tower that long had stood The crush of thunder and the warring winds, Shook by the slow but sure destroyer Time, Now hangs in doubtful ruins o'er its base.
Seite 117 - tis said, the fairy people meet, Beneath each birken shade, on mead or hill. . There, each trim lass, that skims the milky store, To the swart tribes their creamy bowls allots; By night they sip it round the cottage door, While airy minstrels warble jocund notes.
Seite 323 - Where, thro' a shapeless breach, his stream resounds; As high in air the bursting torrents flow, As deep recoiling surges foam below, Prone down the rock the whitening sheet descends, And viewless Echo's ear, astonished, rends. Dim-seen, thro' rising mists, and ceaseless show'rs, The hoary cavern, wide-surrounding, low'rs. Still, thro...
Seite 18 - A sentry observed the first man who appeared on the parapet, and had just time to give the alarm, before he was knocked on the head.

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