Journal of a Residence in Chile, During the Year 1822: And a Voyage from Chile to Brazil in 1823

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, and John Murray, 1824 - 512 pages

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Un gran documento que describe el Chile y sus tradiciones en época de Chile recién independizado.

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Page 348 - I AM monarch of all I survey, My right there is none to dispute ; From the centre all round to the sea I am lord of the fowl and the brute. 0 Solitude ! where are the charms That sages have seen in thy face ? Better dwell in the midst of alarms Than reign in this horrible place.
Page 127 - Grief fills the room up of my absent child, Lies in his bed, walks up and down with me, Puts on his pretty looks, repeats his words, Remembers me of all his gracious parts, Stuffs out his vacant garments with his form ; Then have I reason to be fond of grief.
Page 327 - THE LADY's LOOKING-GLASS. CELIA and I the other Day Walk'd o'er the Sand-Hills to the Sea : The setting Sun adorn'd the Coast, His Beams entire, his Fierceness lost : And, on the Surface of the Deep, The Winds lay only not asleep : The Nymph did like the Scene appear, Serenely pleasant, calmly fair : Soft fell her words, as flew the Air. With secret Joy I heard Her say, That She would never miss one Day A Walk so fine, a Sight so gay.
Page 161 - This story shall the good man teach his son; And Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by, From this day to the ending of the world, But we in it shall be remembered...
Page 346 - Near yonder copse, where once the garden smiled, And still where many a garden flower grows wild ; There, where a few torn shrubs the place disclose, The village preacher's modest mansion rose. A man he was to all the country dear, And passing rich with forty pounds a year ; Remote from towns he ran his godly race, Nor e'er had changed, nor wished to change his place...
Page 347 - And in the half-ruined hedges, which denote the boundaries of former fields, we found apple, pear, and quince trees, with cherries, almost ripe. The ascent is steep and rapid from the beach, even in the valleys; and the long grass was dry and slippery, so that it rendered the walk rather fatiguing: and we were glad to sit down under a large...
Page 133 - All things to man's delightful use ; the roof Of thickest covert was inwoven shade Laurel and myrtle, and what higher grew Of firm and fragrant leaf; on either side Acanthus, and each odorous bushy shrub Fenced up the verdant wall ; each beauteous flower. Iris all hues, roses, and jessamine, Rear'd high their flourish'd heads between, and wrought Mosaic ; under foot the violet, Crocus, and hyacinth, with rich inlay Broider'd the ground...
Page 221 - In forest, brake, or den, As beasts excel cold rocks and brambles rude ; Men, who their duties know, But know their rights, and, knowing, dare maintain, Prevent the long-aimed blow, And crush the tyrant while they rend the chain : These constitute a State, And sovereign Law, that State's collected will O'er thrones and globes elate, Sits Empress, crowning good, repressing ill.
Page 347 - There a little jetty is thrown out, formed of the beach pebbles, making a little harbour for boats, which lie there close to the fresh water, which comes conducted by a pipe, so that, with a hose, the casks may be filled without landing with the most delicious water. Along the beach some old guns are sunk, to serve as moorings for vessels, which are all the safer the nearer in-shore they lie ; as violent gusts of wind often blow from the mountain for a few minutes. The height of the island is about...

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