Life in Bombay, and the Neighbouring Out-stations, Parte 34

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Pagina 192 - There is a dangerous silence in that hour, A stillness, which leaves room for the full soul To open all itself, without the power Of calling wholly back its self-control; The silver light which, hallowing tree and tower, Sheds beauty and deep softness o'er the whole, Breathes also to the heart, and o'er it throws A loving langour, which is not repose.
Pagina 144 - Those only who have witnessed the Bore in the Gulf of Cambay, and have seen in perfection the approach of that roaring tide, can form the exact idea presented to the author at the sight of the Peshwa's army.
Pagina 66 - Man has another day to swell the past, And lead him near to little, but his last ; But mighty Nature bounds as from her birth, The sun is in the heavens, and life on earth ; Flowers in the valley, splendour in the beam, Health on the gale, and freshness in the stream. Immortal man...
Pagina 189 - Midst the wreck of ages, one, Heaven's eternal Word alone !" LIGHTS AND SHADES. THE gloomiest day hath gleams of light, The darkest wave hath bright foam near it ; And twinkles through the cloudiest night Some solitary star to cheer it The gloomiest soul is not all gloom ; The saddest heart is not all sadness ; And sweetly o'er the darkest doom There shines some lingering beam of gladness. Despair is never quite despair ; Nor life, nor death, the future closes ; And round the shadowy brow of care...
Pagina 144 - Peishwa's army. It was towards the afternoon of a very sultry day; there was a dead calm, and no sound was heard except the rushing, the trampling, and neighing of the horses, and the rumbling of the gun wheels. The effect was heightened by seeing the peaceful peasantry flying from their work...
Pagina 336 - THOUSAND individuals, who regularly enjoy the blessings of Bible instruction, both for young and old. The efforts of missionaries in the cause of education are now directed to thirteen hundred and forty-five dayschools, in which eighty-three thousand, seven hundred bmjs are instructed through the medium of their own Vernacular language ; to seventy-three boarding schools, containing nineteen hundred and ninety-two boys, chiefly Christian, who reside upon the missionaries...
Pagina 337 - Vernacular language; to seventy-three boarding schools, containing nineteen hundred and ninety-two boys, chiefly Christian, who reside upon the missionaries' premises, and are trained up under their eye ; and to one hundred and twenty-eight day-schools, with fourteen thousand boys and students, receiving a sound Scriptural education, through the medium of the English language. Their efforts in Female EDUCATION embrace three hundred and fifty-four day-schools, with eleven thousand...
Pagina 336 - ... several stations, but in the districts around them. They have thus spread far and wide the doctrines of Christianity, and have made a considerable impression even upon the unconverted population. They have founded 309 native churches, containing 17,366 members, or communicants, of whom 5,000 were admitted on the evidence of their being converted.
Pagina iii - If there's a hole in a' your coats, I rede you tent it : A chield's amang you taking notes, And, faith, he'll prent it. If in your bounds ye chance to light Upon a fine, fat, fodgel wight, O...
Pagina 239 - From dark and icy caverns called you forth, Down those precipitous, black, jagged rocks, For ever shattered and the same for ever? Who gave you your invulnerable life, Your strength, your speed, your fury, and your joy, Unceasing thunder and eternal foam? And who commanded (and the silence came), Here let the billows stiffen, and have rest?

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