Ada Reis. A Tale, Volume 1

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John Murray, 1823
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Page 93 - A table richly spread, in regal mode, With dishes piled, and meats of noblest sort And savour, beasts of chase, or fowl of game, In pastry built, or from the spit, or boiled, Gris-amber-steamed ; all fish from sea or shore, Freshet, or purling brook, of shell or fin, And exquisitest name, for which was drained Pontus, and Lucrine Bay, and Afric coast.
Page 34 - Con lieto volto, ond' io mi confortai, Mi mise dentro alle segrete cose. Quivi sospiri, pianti ed alti guai Risonavan per l'aer senza stelle, Perch' io al cominciar ne lagrimai. Diverse lingue, orribili favelle, Parole di dolore, accenti d'ira, Voci alte e fioche, e suon di man con elle, Facevano un tumulto, il qual s' aggira Sempre in quell' aria senza tempo tinta, Come la rena quando a turbo spira.
Page 117 - ... the dreadful catastrophe which followed ; for the sea, as is usual on such occasions, receding to a considerable distance, returned in mountainous waves, foaming with the violence of the agitation, and suddenly buried Callao and the neighbouring country in its flood.
Page 186 - ... agitation, and suddenly turned Callao and the neighbouring country into a sea. This was not, however, totally performed by the first swell of the waves, for the sea retiring further, returned with still more impetuosity, the stupendous water covering both the walls and other buildings of the place ; so that whatever had escaped the first, was now totally overwhelmed by those terrible...
Page 207 - Boussa near the river side. — There is before this village a rock across the whole breadth of the river. One part of the rock is very high ; there is a large opening in that rock in the form of a door, which is the only passage for the water to pass through ; the tide current is here very strong.
Page 179 - He is lodged in the viceroy's palace, which on this occasion is adorned with astonishing magnificence. The next day, all the courts, secular and ecclesiastical, wait on him from Lima, and he receives them under a canopy in the following order: The audiencia, the chamber of accounts, the cathedral chapter, the magistracy, the consulado, the inquisition, the tribunal de Cruzada, the superiors of the religious orders, the colleges, and other persons of eminence.
Page 23 - I pass these dreadful gates To seek the Theban, and consult the Fates : For still, distress'd, I rove from coast to coast, Lost to my friends, and to my country lost.
Page 180 - ... the superiors of the religious orders, the colleges, and other persons of eminence. On this day the judges attend the viceroy to an entertainment given by the alcalde: and all persons of note take a pride in doing the like to his attendants. At night there is a play, to which the ladies are admitted veiled, and in their usual dress, to see the new viceroy. "The second day after his arrival at Callao he goes in a coach provided for him by the city, to the chapel de la Legua, so called from its...
Page 207 - Park came there after the army had posted itself; he nevertheless attempted to pass. The people began to attack him, throwing lances, pikes, arrows and stones. Mr. Park defended himself for a long time ; two of his slaves at the stern of the canoe were killed...
Page 110 - t is so, 'twere best to part; I here renounce the oaths I swore; Correct thy faults, amend thy heart, And let us meet no more. " I go : but ere I go from thee, Give back what thou hast ta'en from me — A heart that knew nor care nor guile, A parent's fond approving smile, The hopes which dared aspire to heav'n — Give these, and thou shalt be forgiv'n.

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