Wanderings of a Naturalist in India: The Western Himalayas, and Cashmere

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Edmonston and Douglas, 1867 - Всего страниц: 333

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Стр. 167 - Resistless, roaring, dreadful, down it comes, From the rude mountain, and the mossy wild, Tumbling through rocks abrupt, and sounding far; Then o'er the sanded valley floating spreads, Calm, sluggish, silent; till again...
Стр. 76 - NEVER stoops the soaring vulture On his quarry in the desert, On the sick or wounded bison, But another vulture, watching From his high aerial look-out, Sees the downward plunge, and follows ; And a third pursues the second, Coming from the invisible ether, First a speck, and then a vulture, Till the air is dark with pinions.
Стр. 3 - I dedicate this vernal speculation, must excuse me for calling upon them, to make use at once of the spring of the year," and the spring of life ; to acquire, while their minds may be yet impressed with new images, a love of innocent pleasures, and an ardour for useful knowledge ; and to remember, that a blighted spring makes a barren year, and that the vernal flowers, however beautiful and gay, are only intended by nature as preparatives to autumnal fruits.
Стр. 3 - He that enlarges his curiosity after the works of nature, demonstrably multiplies the inlets to happiness...
Стр. 193 - Along this narrow valley you might see The wild deer sporting on the meadow ground, And, here and there, a solitary tree, Or mossy stone, or rock with woodbine crown'd.
Стр. 193 - Oft did the cliffs reverberate the sound Of parted fragments tumbling from on high ; And from the summit of that craggy mound The perching eagle oft was heard to cry, Or on resounding wings, to shoot athwart the sky.
Стр. 60 - ... at the time. I wandered over the field with one who had been present at the engagement ; he assured me, and his testimony has been corroborated by many others, that a fruitful imagination was at work when the official account was drawn up. His words were : — "Aliwal was the battle of the despateh, for none of us knew we had fought a battle until the particulars appeared in a document, which did more than justice to every one concerned.
Стр. 31 - ... body ; but, to all appearance, the more he laboured to escape, the more firmly they became coiled round his limbs. At last he sank, and the floating plants closed in, and left not a trace of the disaster. After some delay, a raft was made, and we put off to the spot, and sinking a pole some twelve feet, a native dived, holding on by the stake, and brought the body to the surface. I shall never forget the expression of the dead man's face — the clenched teeth, and fearful distortion of the countenance,...
Стр. 59 - The acacia waves her yellow hair, Lonely and sweet, nor loved the less For flowering in a wilderness. Our sands are bare,' but down their slope The silvery-footed antelope As gracefully and gaily springs As o'er the marble courts of kings.

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