Mercedes of Castile, Or, The Voyage to Cathay

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Burgess, Stringer & Company, 1845
 

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Page 83 - There is a Power whose care Teaches thy way along that pathless coast, The desert and illimitable air, Lone wandering, but not lost.
Page 208 - O'ER the glad waters of the dark blue sea, Our thoughts as boundless, and our souls as free, Far as the breeze can bear, the billows foam, Survey our empire, and behold our home!
Page 7 - Of her bright face one glance will trace A picture on the brain, And of her voice in echoing hearts A sound must long remain; But memory, such as mine of her, So very much endears, When death is nigh my latest sigh Will not be life's, but hers.
Page 26 - Leave to the nightingale her shady wood ; A privacy of glorious light is thine; Whence thou dost pour upon the world a flood Of harmony, with instinct more divine; Type of the wise who soar, but never roam; True to the kindred points of Heaven and Home...
Page 220 - A being breathing thoughtful breath, A traveller betwixt life and death ; The reason firm, the temperate will, Endurance, foresight, strength, and skill ; A perfect Woman, nobly planned, To warn, to comfort, and command ; And yet a Spirit, still and bright With something of an angel light.
Page 68 - Who hath not proved how feebly words essay To fix one spark of Beauty's heavenly ray? Who doth not feel, until his failing sight Faints into dimness with its own delight, His changing cheek, his sinking heart confess The might, the majesty of Loveliness...
Page 17 - On thy unaltering blaze The half-wrecked mariner, his compass lost, Fixes his steady gaze, And steers, undoubting, to the friendly coast ; And they who stray in perilous wastes, by night, Are glad when thou dost shine to guide their footsteps right.
Page 55 - GLORY be to GOD on high, and on earth peace, good will towards men. "We praise thee, we bless thee, we worship thee, we glorify thee, we give thanks to thee for thy great glory, 0 LORD GOD, heavenly King, GOD the Father Almighty.
Page 52 - CHAPTER IV. What thing a right line is, the learned know; But how availes that him, who in the right Of life and manners doth desire to grow ? What then are all these humane arts, and lights, But seas of errors ? In whose depths who sound, Of truth finde only shadowes, and no ground.
Page 55 - ... and on earth peace, good will towards men. We praise thee, we bless thee, we worship thee, we glorify thee, we give thanks to thee for thy great glory! O Lord God! Heavenly King! God the Father Almighty!

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