The frozen stream; or, An account of the nature ... dangers and uses of ice

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S.P.C.K., 1846 - 150 páginas
 

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Página 80 - Beneath the keen full moon? Who bade the sun Clothe you with rainbows? Who, with living flowers Of loveliest blue, spread garlands at your feet? — GOD! let the torrents, like a shout of nations, Answer! and let the ice-plains echo, GOD!
Página 147 - He giveth snow like wool : He scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes. He casteth forth His ice like morsels : Who can stand before His cold? He sendeth out His word, and melteth them : He causeth His wind to blow, and the waters flow.
Página 148 - Kings of the earth, and all people; princes, and all judges of the earth: Both young men, and maidens; old men, and children: Let them praise the name of the Lord: for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven.
Página 80 - Ye ice-falls! ye that from the mountain's brow Adown enormous ravines slope amain— Torrents, methinks, that heard a mighty voice, And stopped at once amid their maddest plunge! Motionless torrents! silent cataracts! Who made you glorious as the Gates of Heaven Beneath the keen full moon? Who bade the sun Clothe you with rainbows? Who, with living flowers Of loveliest blue, spread garlands at your feet?— God!
Página 7 - Let down the flood, and half dissolved by day, Rustles no more ; but to the sedgy bank Fast grows, or gathers round the pointed stone, A crystal pavement, by the breath of Heaven Cemented firm ; till, seized from shore to shore, The whole imprison'd river growls below.
Página 74 - To enrich thy walls : but thou didst hew the floods, And make thy marble of the glassy wave.
Página 65 - Branch'd out in many a long canal extends, From every province swarming, void of care, Batavia rushes forth ; and as they sweep, On sounding skates, a thousand different ways, In circling poise, swift as the winds, along, The then gay land is madden'd all to joy.
Página 7 - Flood, and half dissolved by Day, Rustles no more; but to the sedgy Bank Fast grows, or gathers round the pointed Stone — A crystal Pavement, by the Breath of Heaven Cemented firm; till, seized from Shore to Shore, The whole imprison'd River growls below.
Página 77 - ; this humour tooke so universally, that 'twas estimated the printer gain'd £5. a day, for printing a line onely, at sixpence a name, besides what he got by ballads, &c. Coaches plied from Westminster to the Temple, and from several other staires to and fro, as in the...
Página 135 - Blow hollow blustering from the south. Subdued, The frost resolves into a trickling thaw. Spotted the mountains shine ; loose sleet descends, And floods the country round.

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