Lake Ngami: Or, Explorations and Discoveries During Four Years' Wanderings in the Wilds of Southwestern Africa

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Harper & brothers, 1857 - 521 pages
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Page 288 - It ceased; yet still the sails made on A pleasant noise till noon, A noise like of a hidden brook, In the leafy month of June, That to the sleeping woods all night Singeth a quiet tune.
Page 252 - A region of emptiness, howling and drear, Which Man hath abandoned from famine and fear; Which the snake and the lizard inhabit alone, With the twilight bat from the...
Page 487 - He lieth under the shady trees, in the covert of the reed, and fens. The shady trees cover him with their shadow; the willows of the brook compass him about.
Page 341 - The angel wrote, and vanished. The next night It came again with a great wakening light, And showed the names whom love of God had blessed, And lo! Ben Adhem's name led all the rest.
Page 276 - Where sedgy pool, nor bubbling fount, Nor tree, nor cloud, nor misty mount, Appears to refresh the aching eye : But the barren earth and the burning sky, And the blank horizon, round and round, Spread — void of living sight or sound.
Page 282 - Onward they came, a dark continuous cloud Of congregated myriads numberless, The rushing of whose wings was as the sound Of a broad river, headlong in its course Plunged from a mountain summit; or the roar Of a wild ocean in the autumn storm, Shattering its billows on a shore of rocks.
Page 340 - Abou Ben Adhem — may his tribe increase — ' Awoke one night from a sweet dream of peace, And saw within the moonlight in his room Making it rich and like a lily in bloom, An angel writing in a book of gold ! Exceeding peace had made Ben Adhem bold And to the presence in the room he said, "What writest thou?
Page 487 - Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the navel of his belly. He moveth his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his stones are wrapped together. His bones are as strong pieces of brass; his bones are like bars of iron.
Page 341 - Ben Adhem bold, And to the Presence in the room he said, "What writest thou?" — The vision raised its head, And, with a look made of all sweet accord, Answered — "The names of those who love the Lord.
Page 48 - ... though the whole plant was not larger than the top of one of my fingers, I could not contemplate the delicate conformation of its roots, leaves, and capsula, without admiration. Can that Being (thought I) who planted, watered, and brought to perfection, in this obscure part of the world, a thing which appears of so small importance, look with unconcern upon the situation and sufferings of creatures formed after his own image? — surely not!

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