Norway, and Her Laplanders, in 1841: With a Few Hints to the Salmon Fisher

J. Murray, 1842 - 318 páginas

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Página 258 - Created hugest that swim the ocean stream : Him, haply, slumbering on the Norway foam, The pilot of some small night-foundered skiff Deeming some island, oft, as seamen tell, With fixed anchor in his scaly rind Moors by his side under the lee, while night Invests the sea, and wished morn delays...
Página 35 - Insuperable height of loftiest shade, Cedar, and pine, and fir, and branching palm, A sylvan scene; and as the ranks ascend Shade above shade, a woody theatre Of stateliest view.
Página 80 - No savage fierce, bandit, or mountaineer, Will dare to soil her virgin purity : Yea, there, where very desolation dwells, By grots and caverns shagg'd with horrid shades, She may pass on with unblench'd majesty, Be it not done in pride, or in presumption.
Página 93 - It thundering shoots, and shakes the country round. At first, an azure sheet, it rushes broad ; Then whitening by degrees, as prone it falls, And from the...
Página 54 - Or can it mix them with that matchless skill, And lose them in each other, as appears In every bud that blows ? If fancy then Unequal fails beneath the pleasing task, Ah, what shall language do ? Ah, where find words Ting'd with so many colours...
Página 198 - Its head was rather broad , of a form somewhat oval. Its neck somewhat smaller. Its shoulders, if I can so term them , considerably broader, and thence it tapered towards the tail, which last it kept pretty low in the water, so that a view of it could not be taken so distinctly as I wished.
Página 160 - Their dress was of dark woollen cloth, with silver ornaments in front, as well as in the girdle round the waist, to which sewing implements were suspended. These ornaments were in good taste, and well finished ; and the buttons were similar to those used by the peasantry in Spain.
Página 197 - ... a slow movement, distinctly perceived one of its eyes. Alarmed at the unusual appearance and magnitude of the animal, I steered so as to be at no great distance from the shore. When nearly in a line...
Página 192 - Its back or upper part, which seems to be in appearance about an English mile and a half in circumference — some say more, but I choose the least for greater certainty — looks at first like a number of small islands surrounded with something that floats and fluctuates like seaweeds.
Página 171 - ... seek shelter for the night. We soon found the hut or gamme at the foot of the hill, and on the bank of the Great Marsh. They received us, but not in a friendly manner. The Laplanders are not Arabs. Where the spruce and Scotch firs, and where birches will not succeed, the nature of man seems equally defective. He sinks in the struggle with necessity and the climate. The finer feelings of the Laplanders are to be developed by brandy ; and, as jn eastern countries, a visit is announced by presents,...

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