The Sacred History of the World: As Displayed in the Creation and Subsequent Events to the Deluge. Attempted to be Philosophically Considered in a Series of Letters to a Son, Volumen1
J. & J. Harper, 1832 - 603 páginas
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Página 122 - With charm of earliest birds; pleasant the sun When first on this delightful land he spreads His orient beams on herb, tree, fruit, and flower Glistering with dew, fragrant the fertile earth After soft showers ; and sweet the coming on Of grateful evening mild ; then silent night With this her solemn bird and this fair moon, And these the gems of heaven, her starry train...
Página 124 - Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away. For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land; The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.
Página 252 - In his native groves, mounted on the top of a tall bush or half-grown tree, in the dawn of dewy morning, while the woods are already vocal with a multitude of warblers, his admirable song rises preeminent over every competitor. The ear can listen to his music alone, to which that of all the others seems a mere accompaniment.
Página 124 - Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the field; let us lodge in the villages. Let us get up early to the vineyards; let us see if the vine flourish, whether the tender grape appear, and the pomegranates bud forth: there will I give thee my loves.
Página 122 - When first on this delightful land be spreads His orient beams, on herb, tree, fruit, and flower, Glistering with dew; fragrant the fertile earth After soft showers; and sweet the coming on Of grateful evening mild; then silent night With this her solemn bird, and this fair moon, And these the gems of heaven, her starry train...
Página 126 - Soft roll your incense, herbs, and fruits, and flowers, In mingled clouds to Him, whose sun exalts, • Whose breath perfumes you, -and whose pencil paints.
Página 42 - And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them : and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.
Página 252 - His expanded wings and tail, glistening with white, and the buoyant gaiety of his action, arresting the eye, as his song most irresistibly does the ear, he sweeps round with enthusiastic...
Página 352 - Kirb. 352. De Geer, v. 3, p. 548. J The cymex griscus. It inhabits the birch tree. " The family of this field bug consists of thirty or forty young ones, which she conducts as a hen does her chickens. She never leaves them; and as soon as she begins to move, all the little ones closely follow, and, whenever she stops, assemble in a cluster round her. De Geer having cut...
Página 264 - I have put the question to myself, 1 bave not been able to discern that I should, in their bodies and condition, conduct myself very differently from them. They seem to do all the things they ought ; and to act with what may be called a steady common sense in their respective situations. I have never seen a bird do a foolish thing, for a creature of their powers, frame, and organs, and in their state.