A General Collection of Voyages and Travels from the Discovery of America to Commencement of the Nineteenth Century, Volume 27

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R. Phillips & Company, 1809
 

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Page 174 - Now came still evening on, and twilight gray Had in her sober livery all things clad ; Silence accompanied ; for beast and bird, They to their grassy couch, these to their nests Were slunk, all but the wakeful nightingale ; She all night long her amorous descant sung...
Page 126 - And want love's majesty To strut before a wanton ambling nymph ; I, that am curtail'd of this fair proportion, Cheated of feature by dissembling nature, Deform'd, unfinish'd, sent before my time Into this breathing world, scarce half made up...
Page 313 - The barge she sat in, like a burnish'd throne, Burn'd on the water: the poop was beaten gold ; Purple the sails, and so perfumed that The winds were love-sick with them : the oars were silver ; Which to the tune of flutes kept stroke, and made The water, which they beat, to follow faster, As amorous of their strokes.
Page 220 - Paul's apprehension, or anonymous information, suggested the idea, is not known, but conceiving that a storm was ready to burst upon him, he sent to count P , the governor of the city, one of the noblemen who had resolved on his destruction: " I am informed, P ," said the emperor, that there is a conspiracy on foot against me ; do you think it " necessary to take any precaution ?" The count, without betraying the least emotion, replied, " Sire, do not suffer such apprehensions " to haunt your...
Page 219 - ... where they stood." His fate, which was fast approaching, prevented the accomplishment of this irretrievable act of delirium. The emperor and his family resided, at the time when the confederacy had resolved upon his removal, in the new palace of Saint Michael. It is an enormous quadrangular pile, of red Dutch...
Page 73 - Haste hither, Eve, and worth thy sight behold Eastward among those trees, what glorious shape Comes this way moving, seems another morn Risen on mid-noon ; some great behest from heaven To us perhaps he brings, and will vouchsafe This day to be our guest.
Page 220 - I am satisfied," said the emperor, and the governor withdrew. Before Paul retired to rest, he unexpectedly expressed the most tender solicitude for the Empress and his children, kissed them with all the warmth of farewell fondness, and remained with them longer than usual ; and after he had visited...
Page 221 - Finding that they fixed their eyes steadily and fiercely upon him, and continued advancing towards him, he implored them to spare his life, declared his consent instantly to relinquish the sceptre, and to accept of any terms which they would dictate. In his raving, he offered to make them princes, and to give them estates, and titles, and orders, without end, 1 hey now began to press upon him, when he made a convulsive effort to...
Page 222 - Upon which he took off his sash, turned it twice round the naked neck of the Emperor, and giving one end to Z , and holding the other himself, they pulled for a considerable time with all their force, until their miserable sovereign was no more. They then.
Page 121 - ... produced by music, when the instrument is brought in contact with their persons. We are told of a lady in Paris who tried an experiment upon a young woman who was both deaf and dumb. She fastened a silk thread about the girl's mouth, and rested the other end upon her pianoforte, upon which she played a pathetic air ; her visitor soon appeared much affected, and at length burst into tears. When she recovered, she wrote down upon a piece of paper that she had experienced a delight which she could...

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