A Summer Month, Or, Recollections of a Visit to the Falls of Niagara, and the Lakes

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H.C. Carey and I. Lea, 1823 - 250 pages

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Page 107 - Prospects, however lovely, may be seen Till half their beauties .fade ; the weary 'sight, Too well acquainted with their smiles, slides off, Fastidious, seeking less familiar scenes.
Page 235 - Man, through all ages of revolving time, Unchanging man, in every varying clime, Deems his own land of every land the pride, Beloved by Heaven o'er all the world beside ; His home the spot of earth supremely blest, A dearer, sweeter spot than all the rest.
Page 134 - Still thro' the gloom thy star serenely glows : Like yon fair orb, she gilds the brow of night With the mild magic of reflected light. The beauteous maid, who bids the world adieu, Oft of that world will snatch a fond review ; Oft at the shrine neglect her beads, to trace Some social scene, some dear, familiar face : And ere, with iron tongue, the vesper-bell Bursts thro...
Page 240 - Not content With every food of life to nourish man, > By kind illusions of the wondering sense, Thou mak'st all Nature beauty to his eye, Or music to his ear...
Page 162 - Eased of her load, subjection grows more light, And poverty looks cheerful in thy sight ; Thou mak'st the gloomy face of nature gay, Giv'st beauty to the sun, and pleasure to the day.
Page 73 - What is man, that thou shouldest magnify him? And that thou shouldest set thine heart upon him? And that thou shouldest visit him every morning, and try him every moment?
Page 68 - ... ceaseless intumescence, and swift agitation of the dashing waves below the solemn and tremendous noise, with the volumes of vapour darting upwards into the air, which the simultaneous report and smoke of a thousand cannon could scarcely equal...

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