Tenby: A Sea-side Holiday

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John Van Voorst, 1856 - Tenby (Pembrokeshire) - 400 pages
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Page iii - Philosophy baptized In the pure fountain of eternal love Has eyes indeed; and viewing all she sees, As meant to indicate a God to man, Gives Him his praise, and forfeits not her own.
Page 70 - Blue Eyebright ! * loveliest flower of all that grow In flower-loved England ! Flower, whose hedge-side gaze Is like an infant's ! What heart doth not know Thee, cluster'd smiler of the bank ! where plays The sunbeam with the emerald snake, and strays * The Germander Speedwell. The dazzling rill, companion of the road...
Page 409 - NATURAL HISTORY OF THE BRITISH ISLES. This Series of Works is Illustrated by many Hundred Engravings; every Species has been Drawn and Engraved under the immediate inspection of the Authors ; the best Artists have been employed, and no care or expense has been spared. A few Copies have been printed on Larger Paper.
Page 9 - The turtle to her mate hath told her tale. Summer is come, for every spray now springs, The hart hath hung his old head on the pale; The...
Page 342 - By terrible things in righteousness wilt thou answer us, O God of our salvation ; who art the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are afar off upon the sea : Which by his strength setteth fast the mountains ; being girded with power : Which stilleth the noise of the seas, the noise of their waves, and the tumult of the people.
Page 233 - Each consists of a soft stem, bearing on its summit, or (when branched) at the point of each branch, a sort of forceps of calcareous matter not unlike a crab's claw, except that the two blades are equal and similar. When the point of a fine needle is introduced between the blades, which are for the most part open in a fresh and vigorous specimen, they instantly close and grasp it with considerable force. The particular use of these prehensile organs is not apparent; their stem, it may be remarked...
Page 267 - The canker-blooms have full as deep a dye As the perfumed tincture of the roses, Hang on such thorns, and play as wantonly When summer's breath their masked buds discloses: But, for their virtue only is their show, They live unwoo'd and unrespected fade; Die to themselves.
Page 409 - This book ought to be largely circulated, not only on account of its scientific merits — though these, as we have in port shown, are great and signal — but because it is popularly written throughout, and therefore likely to excite general attention to a subject which ought to be held as one of primary importance. Every one is interested about fishes — the political economist, the epicure, the merchant, the man...
Page 150 - The fire had resounded in the halls : and the voice of the people is heard no more. The stream of Clutha was removed from its place by the fall of the walls. The thistle shook, there, its lonely head : the moss whistled to the wind. The fox looked out from the windows, the rank grass of the wall waved round his head. Desolate is the dwelling of Moina, silence is in the house of her fathers.

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