Tales of Venezuela, pt. 1: The earthquake of Caraccas

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Longman and Company, 1831 - Chile
 

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Page 331 - There was a laughing Devil in his sneer, That raised emotions both of rage and fear; And where his frown of hatred darkly fell, Hope withering fled, and Mercy sigh'd farewell!
Page 293 - The waes o' -my heart fa' in showers frae my e'e, While my gudeman lies sound by me. Young Jamie lo'ed me weel, and sought me for his bride ; But saving a crown, he had naething else beside. To make the crown a pound, my Jamie gaed to sea ; And the crown and the pound were baith for me. He hadna been awa...
Page 281 - Oh, who can tell, save he whose heart hath tried, And danced in triumph o'er the waters wide, The exulting sense - the pulse's maddening play, That thrills the wanderer of that trackless way?
Page 1 - Rebellion ! foul, dishonouring word, Whose wrongful blight so oft has stain'd The holiest cause that tongue or sword Of mortal ever lost or gain'd. How many a spirit, born to bless, Hath sunk beneath that withering name, Whom but a day's, an hour's success Had wafted to eternal fame...
Page 313 - I long wooed your daughter, my suit you denied; — Love swells like the Solway, but ebbs like its tide,- And now am I come, with this lost love of mine, To lead but one measure, drink one cup of wine. There are maidens in Scotland more lovely by far, That would gladly be bride to the young Lochinvar.
Page 120 - O'er a monument fame will preserve, 'mong the urns Of the wisest, the bravest, the best of mankind ! OH, THE SIGHT ENTRANCING. OH, the sight entrancing, When morning's beam is glancing O'er files array'd With helm and blade, And plumes, in the gay wind dancing ! When hearts are all high beating, And the trumpet's voice repeating That song, whose breath May lead to death, But never to retreating.
Page 82 - The raging rocks And shivering shocks Shall break the locks Of prison gates ; And Phibbus' car Shall shine from far And make and mar The foolish Fates." This was lofty ! Now name the rest of the players. This is Ercles' vein, a tyrant's vein ; a lover is more condoling.
Page 313 - One touch to her hand, and one word in her ear, When they reached the hall door and the charger stood near ; So light to the croupe the fair lady he swung, So light to the saddle before her he sprung! — "She is won ! we are gone, over bank, bush, and scaur; They '11 have fleet steeds that follow,
Page 324 - The Montonera comes. And o'er the mighty Andes' heights In liberty she roams. " What hand e'er tried in empty space To arrest the morning star ? The Montonera's freeborn mind To enslave is harder far. Free o'er the Cordillera's peaks The lordly condor stalks ; As freely through her native wilds...
Page 27 - Señala además que no sólo la música divertía al pueblo venezolano sino también diversos juegos tradicionales, en parte hoy conservados, como...