The Poetical Works of Robert Southey, Esq. ...: Madoc

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1815
 

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Página 282 - And when the builders laid the foundation of the temple of the LORD, they set the priests in their apparel with trumpets, and the Levites the sons of Asaph with cymbals, to praise the LORD, after the ordinance of David king of Israel. And they sang together by course in praising and giving thanks unto the LORD ; because he is good, for his mercy endureth for ever toward Israel. And all the people shouted with a great shput, when they praised the LORD, because the foundation of the house of the LORD...
Página 249 - That in ancient times a herd of these tremendous animals came to the Big-bone licks, and began an universal destruction of the bear, deer, elks, buffaloes, and other animals which had been created for the use of the Indians ; that the Great Man above, looking down and seeing this, was so enraged that he seized his lightning, descended on the earth, seated himself on a...
Página 249 - ... of his feet are still to be seen, and hurled his bolts among them till the whole were slaughtered, except the big bull, who presenting his forehead to the shafts, shook them off as they fell; but missing one at length, it wounded him in the side; whereon, springing round, he bounded over the Ohio, over the Wabash, the Illinois, and finally over the great lakes, where he is living at this day.
Página 282 - But many of the priests and Levites and chief of the fathers, who were ancient men, that had seen the first house, when the foundation of this house was laid before their eyes, wept with a loud voice; and many shouted aloud for joy...
Página 170 - Steady from morn till eve ; and I have seen The bees go forth upon an April morn, Secure the sunshine will not end in showers ; But when was Woman true...
Página 120 - She beckon'd, and descended, and drew out From underneath her vest, a cage, or net It rather might be called, so fine the twigs Which knit it, where confined two fire-flies gave Their lustre. By that light did Madoc first Behold the features of his lovely guide; And through the entrance of the cavern gloom, He followed in full trust.
Página 227 - ... by nature or custom in every human heart, still lurked in hers. I observed that she went almost every evening to the foot of the tree on a branch of which the bodies of her husband and child were laid, and after cutting off a lock of her hair, and throwing it on the ground, in a plaintive melancholysong bemoaned its fate.
Página 249 - Their chief speaker immediately put himself into an attitude of oratory, and with a pomp suited to what he conceived the elevation of his subject, informed him that it was a tradition handed down from their fathers, " That in ancient times a herd of these tremendous animals came to the Big-bone licks, and began an universal destruction of the bear, deer, elks, buffaloes, and other animals...
Página 257 - The head of a sacrificed person was strung up ; the limbs eaten at the feast; the body given to the wild beasts which were kept within the temple circuits ; moreover, in that accursed house they kept vipers and venomous snakes, who had something at their tails which sounded like morris-bells, and...
Página 199 - The Moon arose ; she shone upon the lake, Which lay one smooth expanse of silver light ; She shone upon the hills and rocks, and cast Upon their hollows and their hidden glens A blacker depth of shade.

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