A Guide to St. Helena: Descriptive and Historical, with a Visit to Longwood, and Napoleon's Tomb

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G. Gibb, 1851 - Saint Helena - 148 pages

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Page 14 - 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 30 - There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore. There is society where none intrudes, By the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not man the less, but nature more...
Page 80 - And dumb as the green turf that covers them ! Where are the mighty thunderbolts of war, The Roman...
Page 37 - At Charing Cross, hard by the way Where we, thou know'st, do sell our hay, There is a house with stairs; And there did I see coming down I0 Such folk as are not in our town, Vorty at least, in pairs.
Page 66 - So, put thou forth thy small white rose ; I love it for his sake. Though woodbines flaunt, and roses glow O'er all the fragrant bowers, Thou need'st not be ashamed to show Thy satin-threaded flowers...
Page 57 - THE truest characters of ignorance Are vanity, and pride, and arrogance ; As blind men use to bear their noses higher Than those that have their eyes and sight entire.
Page 4 - There is also over and against the church a " very fair causeway, made up with stones, " reaching unto a valley by the sea side, in " which valley is planted a garden, wherein " grows a great store of pompions and melons ; " and upon the said causeway is a frame erected ; " whereon hang two bells, wherewith they ring " to mass; and near to it a cross is set up, " which is squared, framed, and made very " artificially of free-stone, whereon is carved in " cyphers what time it was built, which was...
Page 50 - Per me si va nella cittą dolente, Per me si va nell' eterno dolore : Per me si va tra la perduta gente. Lasciate ogni speranza voi ch
Page 27 - Manor of East Greenwich in the County of Kent in free and Common Soccage and not in Capite or by Knights Service.
Page 5 - There are fig trees which bear fruit continually, and very plentifully ; for, on every tree, you may see blossoms, green figs, and ripe figs, all at once ; and it is so all the year long. There...

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