Narrative of a Voyage To, and Travels in Upper Canada: With Accounts of the Customs, Character, and Dialect of the Country, Also Remarks on Emigration, Agriculture, &c

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J. Nicholson, 1846 - 135 páginas

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Página 15 - FAINTLY as tolls the evening chime, Our voices keep tune and our oars keep time. Soon as the woods on shore look dim, We'll sing at St. Ann's our parting hymn. Row, brothers, row, the stream runs fast, The Rapids are near and the daylight's past.
Página 15 - Why should we yet our sail unfurl? There is not a breath the blue wave to curl; But, when the wind blows off the shore, Oh! sweetly we'll rest our weary oar. Blow, breezes, blow, the stream runs fast, The Rapids are near and the daylight's past. Utawas' tide ! this trembling moon Shall see us float over thy surges soon.
Página 15 - ... we yet our sail unfurl? There is not a breath the blue wave to curl ! But, when the -wind blows off the shore, Oh ! sweetly we'll rest our weary oar. Blow, breezes, blow ! the stream runs fast, The rapids are near, and the daylight's past! Utawas tide ! this trembling moon Shall see us float over thy surges soon.
Página 7 - What would I not give to wander, Where my old companions dwell , Absence makes the heart grow fonder, Isle of beauty, fare thee well ! 'TIS THE LAST ROSE OF SUMMER.
Página 20 - Sweet birds, that breathe the spirit of song, And surround heaven's gate in melodious throng ; Who rise with the earliest beams of day, Your morning tribute of thanks to pay, You remind us that we should likewise raise The voice of devotion and song of praise ; There 's something about you that points on high, Ye beautiful tenants of earth and sky ! THE NIGHTINGALE.
Página 59 - ... to stern foremost, in which manner she took her last plunge over the main fall, her bowsprit being the last part that was visible of her. She of course never rose more ; but numerous fragments of her timbers and planking were picked up some miles below, in very small pieces, — bruised, torn, and shivered.
Página 124 - The variety of soils, and the diversity of their combinations, observable in these four districts, are by no means so great as might be expected in so extended a region. The whole tract is alluvial in its formation, and chiefly consists of a stratum of black, and sometimes yellow loam, above which is deposited, when in a state of nature, a rich and deep vegetable mould, the substratum beneath the bed of loam being generally a tenacious gray or blue clay, which in some parts appears at the surface,...
Página 59 - ... burden, that had previously, during many years, navigated the waters of Lake Eric. This vessel was towed down the river to within half a mile of " the Rapids," where it was cut adrift and left to its fate.
Página 124 - The surface it exhibits is uniformly level, or slightly undulating, if we except a very few solitary eminences, and those parts of the districts of Gore and Niagara traversed by the ridge of elevated land. The variety of soils, and the diversity of their combinations, observable in these four districts, are by no means so great as might be expected in so extended a region.
Página 16 - Blow, breezes, blow, the stream runs fast, The Rapids are near, and the daylight's past ! Utawas' tide ! this trembling moon Shall see us float over thy surges soon. Saint of this green Isle ! hear our prayers, Oh ! grant us cool heavens and favouring airs. Blow, breezes, blow, the stream runs fast, The Rapids are near, and the daylight's past...

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