My own annual, ed. by Mark Merriwell

Mark Merriwell (pseud)

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第 47 頁 - Pity the sorrows of a poor old man ! Whose trembling limbs have borne him to your door, Whose days are dwindled to the shortest span ; Oh ! give relief, and Heaven will bless your store.
第 114 頁 - The windows of the upper apartments generally project a foot and a half or more, and are mostly formed of turned wooden lattice-work, which is so close that it shuts out much of the light and sun, and screens the inmates of the house from the view of persons without, while at the same time it admits the air.
第 78 頁 - Groves. 1 heard a Stock-dove sing or say His homely tale, this very day, His voice was buried among trees, Yet to be come at by the breeze : He did not cease ; but cooed — and cooed ; And somewhat pensively he wooed : He sang of love with quiet blending, Slow to begin, and never ending ; Of serious faith and inward glee ; That was the Song — the Song for me ! X.
第 60 頁 - All these were of costly stones, according to the measures of hewed stones, sawed with saws, within and without, even from the foundation unto the coping, and so on the outside toward the great court. 10 And the foundation was of costly stones, even great stones, stones of ten cubits, and stones of eight cubits.
第 136 頁 - To the north and the east, the landscape pre sented a perfect contrast to this savage scenery ; night and day are not more different. All that remains of the valley of the Nile is luxuriantly covered with verdure and beauty; corn-fields, green meadows, woods of various growth and foliage, scattered villages, a thousand shining sheets of water, and above all, th,e broad, glittering stream of the Nile, spreading fertility on all sides. Beyond this were the white buildings of Cairo, Babylon and Rhoda,...
第 30 頁 - Ponto (for that was the dog's name) was most severely punished for the misdemeanour, and had the dead bird tied to his neck. The solitary goose became extremely distressed for the loss of her partner and only companion ; and, probably, having been attracted to the dog's kennel by the sight of her dead mate, she seemed determined to persecute Ponto by her constant attendance and continual vociferations; but after a little time a strict amity and friendship subsisted between these incongruous animals....
第 120 頁 - Here we beheld a spacious square court, paved with marble of various colours, fancifully arranged, with a beautiful marble fountain in the centre. " At the extremity of the court, and entirely open to it, is a large apartment, containing a marble tabernacle, surrounded by slender tapering columns, with a tasteful and finely-sculptured pulpit. Numerous Arabic sentences are written on the walls in letters of gold ; and below, scratched with pen or pencil, are the names of various devotees. Massive...
第 76 頁 - They are believed to dart onwards, in a straight line, and never to descend, except when at a loss for breath, and then they are to be seen, commonly at dawn of day, lying on their backs, on the ground, with their bills open, sucking in with hasty avidity, the dew of the morning. Of their speed, the instances related are almost incredible.
第 136 頁 - ... pyramids of Sakkarah, Abousir, and Dashour, glittering in the sun, like enormous tents ; and appearing from their number, and the confusion of their arrangement, to extend to an unknown distance into the desert. On the west was the wilderness of Libya, stretching away to the edge of the horizon ; arid, undulating, boundless, apparently destitute of the very principle of vegetation, an eternal prey to the sand-storm and the whirlwind. A flock of gazelles, or a troup of Bedouins scouring across...
第 26 頁 - The Arabs are ignorant of those frauds by which an European jockey deceives a purchaser ; one may take a horse on their word, at first sight or trial, without any risk of being cheated ; but few of them know how to ascertain a horse's age by its teeth. I once looked into the mouth of a mare, whose owner and many other Arabs were present : at first it was apprehended that I was practising some secret charm ; and when the owner heard that by such inspection the mare's age might be ascertained, he seemed...