A Journal of an Excursion Round the South-eastern Coast of England

For the author, 1834 - 152 pages

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Page 68 - Though I look old, yet I am strong and lusty: For in my youth I never did apply Hot and rebellious liquors in my blood; Nor did not with unbashful forehead woo The means of weakness and debility; Therefore my age is as a lusty winter, Frosty, but kindly: let me go with you; I'll do the service of a younger man In all your business and necessities.
Page 76 - 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 1 Methinks he seems no bigger than his head. The fishermen that walk upon the beach Appear like mice, and yon tall anchoring bark Diminish'd to her cock, her cock a buoy Almost too small for sight.
Page 72 - And God said. Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear : and it was so. And God called the dry land Earth ; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas : and God saw that it was good.
Page 77 - 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' tall, anchoring bark, Diminished to her cock ; her cock, a buoy Almost too small for sight. The murmuring surge, That on the unnumbered idle pebbles chafes, Cannot be heard so high. I'll look no more ; Lest my...
Page 120 - The son of Neptune to his aid succeeds, Conspicuous on his horse ; on either hand These fight to keep, and those to win the land. With mutual blood the Ausonian soil is dyed, While on its borders each their claim decide.
Page 76 - There is a cliff, whose high and bending head Looks fearfully in the confined deep. Bring me but to the very brim of it, And I'll repair the misery thou dost bear With something rich about me. From that place I shall no leading need.
Page 42 - Follow me, fellowsoldiers, unless you will betray the Roman eagle into the hands of the enemy : for my part, I am resolved to discharge my duty to Caesar and the commonwealth.
Page 51 - Your proposals are noble, and your promises inviting. But I cannot resolve upon quitting the religion of my ancestors for one that appears to me supported only by the testimony of persons who are entire strangers to me; however, since...
Page 52 - I perceive you have undertaken so long a journey, on purpose to impart to us what you deem most important and valuable, you shall not be sent away without some satisfaction. I will take care...
Page 51 - Bede says, of charms or spells, which in the open field, he thought, could have no power over him. " Then ordering the strangers to be called before him, he asked them what they had to propose.

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