The Highlands of India, 2권

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93 페이지 - Nature never did betray The heart that loved her; 'tis her privilege Through all the years of this our life, to lead From, joy to joy: for she can so inform The mind that is within us, so impress With quietness and beauty, and so feed With lofty thoughts, that neither evil tongues, Rash judgments, nor the sneers of selfish men, Nor greetings where no kindness is, nor all The dreary intercourse of daily life, Shall e'er prevail against us, or disturb Our cheerful faith that all which we behold Is...
160 페이지 - Beneath it lies the paradise of the East, with its sacred streams and cedarn glens, its brown orchards and green fields, surrounded on all sides by vast snowy mountains, whose lofty peaks seem to smile upon the beautiful valley below. The vast extent of the scene makes it sublime; for this magnificent view of Kashmir is no...
160 페이지 - It overlooks the finest view in Kashmir, and perhaps in the known world, Beneath it lies the paradise of the East, with its sacred streams aml cedarn glens, its brown orchards and green fields, surrounded on all sides by vast snowy mountains, whose lofty peaks seem to smile upon the beautiful valley below.
418 페이지 - I have, with friends whose eyes this will meet, marked the procession of these lambent night-fires, becoming extinguished at one place and rising at another, which, aided by the unequal locale, have been frequently mistaken for the Mahratta prince returning with his numerous torch-bearers from a distant day's sport. I have dared as bold a Rajpoot as ever lived to approach them ; whose sense of the levity of my desire was strongly depicted, both in speech and mien : " men he would encounter, but not...
370 페이지 - The views from the margins of this plateau are magnificent : 4000 feet below are bay-like valleys, carpetted as with green velvet, from which rise tall palms, tree-ferns with spreading crowns, and rattans shooting their pointed heads, surrounded with feathery foliage, as with ostrich plumes, far above the great trees. Beyond are the Jheels, looking like a broad shallow sea with the tide half out, bounded in the blue distance by the low hills of Tippcrah.
1 페이지 - WHO has not heard of the Vale of Cashmere, With its roses the brightest that earth ever gave, Its temples, and grottos, and fountains as clear As the love-lighted eyes that hang over their wave...
371 페이지 - To the right and left are the scarped red rocks and roaring waterfalls, shooting far over the cliffs, and then arching their necks as they expand in feathery foam, over which rainbows float, forming and dissolving as the wind sways the curtains of spray from side to side.
312 페이지 - Messenger" the City of the Blessed ; and is described as unmatched for lovely girls, who learn to choose the flowers that suit them best. " The amaranth, bright glory of the spring ; The lotus gathered from the summer flood ; Acacias taught around their brows to cling ; The jasmine's fragrant white their locks to stud ; And bursting at thy rain the young Kadamba bud...
312 페이지 - O beauties, worthy of that beauteous place, That sweetest city which I know so well, Where mine own brethren of etherial race Blest with the love of those fair angels dwell In homes too beautiful for tongue to tell ! Those homes by night a starry radiance fills, Shot from the jewelled floors where breathes the smell Of roses, and while melting music thrills, They quaff the precious wine the Heavenly Tree distils. LXII. The tell-tale sunbeam of the morning, thrown Upon the path each roving beauty...
141 페이지 - Mahal, whose romantic spirit appears to have led her lord and emperor to roam into the most secluded and picturesque recesses of the valley, many of which pleasant retreats are to this day pointed out as the spots where the royal pair were wont to disport themselves in those days of regal abandon.

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