Glenochel, a descriptive poem, Volume 2

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Page 382 - Her stature was of a height that rose to the majestic. She danced, she walked, and rode with equal grace. Her taste for music was just, and she both sung and played upon the lute with uncommon skill.
Page 250 - The fact was no premeditated barbarity. On the contrary, two chiefs who had brought her off for the purpose of security, not of violence to her person, disputed which should be her guard, and in a fit of savage passion in one, from whose hands she was snatched, the unhappy woman became the victim. Upon the first intelligence of this event, I obliged the Indians to deliver the murderer into my hands, and though to have punished him by our laws, or...
Page 251 - ... woman became the victim. Upon the first intelligence of this event, I obliged the Indians to deliver the murderer into my hands ; and though to have punished him by our laws, or principles of justice, would have been perhaps unprecedented, he certainly should have suffered an ignominious death, had I not been convinced...
Page 313 - ... the rude winds walked not on the mountain; no storm took its course through the sky. All was calm and bright; the pure sun of autumn shone from his blue sky on the fields.
Page 313 - ... no storm took its course through the sky. All was calm and bright; the pure sun of Autumn shone from his blue sky on the fields; he hastened not to the ' West for repose, nor was he seen to rise from the East: he sits in his mid-day height, and looks obliquely on the Noble Isle.
Page 312 - ... eyes were not heavy; he ate not, but he was not hungry ; on the eighth day the waves swelled into mountains ; the boat was rocked violently from side to side ; the darkness thickened around him, when a thousand voices at once cried aloud, The Isle ! the Isle ! The billows opened wide before him ; the calm land of the departed rushed in light on his eyes.
Page 234 - ... and amidst fruits in abundance, which shall not fail, nor shall be forbidden to be gathered : and they shall repose themselves on lofty beds. Verily we have created the damsels of paradise by a peculiar creation : and we have made them virgins, beloved by their husbands, of equal age with them; for the delight of the companions of the right hand.
Page 381 - Weep not, good Melvil, there is at present great cause for rejoicing. Thou shalt this day see Mary Stewart delivered from all her cares, and such an end put to her tedious sufferings, as she has long expected. Bear witness that I die constant in my religion; firm in my fidelity towards Scotland; and unchanged in my affection to France. Commend me to my son. Tell him I have done nothing injurious to his kingdom, to his...
Page 234 - And the companions of the right hand (how happy shall the companions of the right hand be!) shall have their abode among the lote-trees free from thorns, and trees of mauz...
Page 247 - The youth, with unconcern, went on; his heroes by his side. The sons of death fell by his hand, and Gormal echoed around. "Before the halls of Starno the sons of the chase convened. The king's dark brows were like clouds. His eyes like meteors of night. 'Bring hither,' he cries, 'Agandecca to her lovely king of Morven.

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