Life in India: Or, The English at Calcutta, Volume 2

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H. Colburn, 1828 - British
 

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Page 205 - Thames! Large, gentle, deep, majestic, king of floods! Chose for his grand resort. On either hand, Like a long wintry forest, groves of masts Shot up their spires; the bellying sheet between Possess'd the breezy void!
Page 122 - Who hath sent out the wild ass free ? or who hath loosed the bands of the wild ass ? Whose house I have made the wilderness, and the barren land his dwellings. He scorneth the multitude of the city, neither regardeth he the crying of the driver. The range of the mountains is his pasture, and he searcheth after every green thing.
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Page 155 - Had we never loved so kindly, ' Had we never loved so blindly, ' Never met or never parted, ' We had ne'er been broken•hearted.
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Page 136 - Christ, the same yesterday, to-day, and for ever, — with whom is no variableness neither shadow of turning, is the sun of his system ; and round this centre every doctrine issuing from his lips, every grace beaming in his soul, moved harmoniously.

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