The poetical works of Robert Southey: collected by himself, Volumen5

Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longmans, 1838

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Página 451 - 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.
Página 451 - 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 : so that the people could not discern the noise of the shout of joy from the noise of the weeping of the people : for the people shouted with a loud shout, and the noise was heard afar off.
Página 178 - The three primary requisites of poetical genius : an eye, that can see nature ; a heart, that can feel nature ; and a resolution, that dares follow nature.
Página xx - Strong evidence has been adduced that he reached America, and that his posterity exist there to this day, on the southern branches of the Missouri*, retaining their complexion, their language, and, in some degree, their arts.
Página 166 - ... wrists ; next an ornament that encircled his neck, composed of beads and wires ; and at last the ear-rings from his ears ; in short, he presented to his god every part of his dress that was valuable. During this he frequently smote his breast with great violence, threw his arms about, and appeared to be much agitated. All this while he continued his adorations, and at length concluded them with fervent petitions that the Great Spirit would constantly afford us his protection on our travels, giving...
Página 426 - ... 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 274 - On the top Of yon magnolia the loud turkey's voice Is heralding the dawn; from tree to tree Extends the wakening watch-note, far and wide, Till the whole woodlands echo with the cry.
Página 425 - 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 97 - Wing their far flight aloft, and round and round The plovers wheel, and give their note of joy. It was a day that sent into the heart A summer feeling: even the insect swarms From...
Página 168 - Q. Have you heard such noises at other times ? " A. Yes, often ; before and after almost every battle. " Q. What sort of noises were they ? " A. Like the noise of drums and guns and shouting. " Q. Have you heard any such lately ? <' A. Yes ; four days after our last battle with the French. " Q. Then you heard nothing before it ? " A. The night before I dreamed I heard many drums up there, and many trumpets there, and much stamping of feet and shouting.

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