With a Show Through Southern Africa: And Personal Reminiscences of the Transvaal War, Volume 1

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Tinsley Brothers, 1882 - South Africa
 

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Page 94 - I see before me the Gladiator lie : He leans upon his hand — his manly brow Consents to death, but conquers agony, And his droop'd head sinks gradually low — And through his side the last drops, ebbing slow From the red gash, fall heavy, one by one, Like the first of a thunder-shower; and now The arena swims around him — he is gone, Ere ceased the inhuman shout which hail'd the wretch who won.
Page 67 - But, ladies, there is an old and true proverb, that you may bring a horse to the water, but you cannot make him drink.
Page 128 - And the fleet-footed ostrich over the waste Speeds like a horseman who travels in haste, Hieing away to the home of her rest, Where she and her mate have scooped their nest, Far hid from the pitiless plunderer's view In the pathless depths of the parched karroo.
Page 276 - And I further proclaim and make known that the Transvaal will remain a separate Government, with its own laws and legislature, and that it is the wish of Her Most Gracious Majesty that it shall enjoy the fullest legislative privileges compatible with the circumstances of the country and the intelligence of its people.
Page 229 - Above yond' bosky hill ! the day looks pale At his distemperature. But Scott has surpassed both in concentration of effect when he paints the setting sun in " Rokeby ; " — With disc like battle-target red He rushes to his burning bed, Dyes the wild wave with bloody light, Then sinks at once, and all is night.
Page 43 - Vogelaar was sentenced to receive a hundred blows from the butt of his own musket "for wishing the purser at the devil for serving out penguins instead of pork ; " how that sorry food of penguins was often the only escape from starvation for the garrison ; how the lions seemed as if they would take the place by storm. Yet the Dutch colony slowly increased. Troubles there were with the Hottentots, who owned the surrounding soil ; and, twenty years after...
Page 2 - I SAW thee, Netley, as the sun Across the western wave Was sinking slow, And a golden glow To thy roofless towers he gave ; And the ivy sheen, With its mantle of green, That wrapt thy walls around, Shone lovelily bright In that glorious light, And I felt 'twas holy ground.
Page 79 - Elgin told us that, if the paragraphs were not omitted, he would not receive the address ; and, on the principle of half a loaf being better than no bread, we omitted the paragraphs.
Page 36 - Since Resinol has made its appearance they have lost their terror, and to it belongs the blue ribbon. Three cases of the first, two of the second, and one of the third ailments yielded readily, by the use of Resinol, to my own and patients' astonishment, after other remedies had been used in vain for some time.
Page 262 - Spanish was not as deep as a well or as wide as a church door ; but it served, and we became great friends.

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