Notes extracted from a private journal written during a tour through a part of Malabar and among the Neilgherries

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American Mission Press, 1834 - 138 pages

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Page 11 - Almighty's form Glasses itself in tempests; in all time Calm or convulsed — in breeze, or gale, or storm, Icing the pole, or in the torrid clime Dark-heaving; boundless, endless, and sublime — The image of Eternity — the throne Of the Invisible; even from out thy slime The monsters of the deep are made; each zone Obeys thee; thou goest forth, dread, fathomless, alone.
Page 105 - The tear forgot as soon as shed, The sunshine of the breast: Theirs buxom health, of rosy hue, Wild wit, invention ever new, And lively cheer, of vigour born, The thoughtless day, the easy night, The spirits pure, the slumbers light That fly th
Page 57 - When we came up to the rock, which was standing where the water was scarcely knee-deep, we found a channel behind it, towards the deeper water, formed in the earth, about fifteen rods in length. It was serpentine in its form, and was sunk from two to three feet below the common level of the bottom on its borders. In the front of the rock the earth was pushed up in a heap, so as to rise above the water, declining, however, at the distance of a few inches, obliquely and pretty rapidly. Not far...
Page 53 - As make the angels weep." 3. . Far on the solitary shore he sleeps. Stanza v. line 2. «. .It was not always the custom of the Greeks to bunt their dead ; the greater Ajax in particular was interred e,ntire. Almost all the chiefs became gods after their decease, and he was indeed neglected, who had...
Page 72 - I've seen around me fall, Like leaves in wintry weather; I feel like one, Who treads alone Some banquet-hall deserted, Whose lights are fled, Whose garlands dead, And all but he departed!
Page 129 - These labours, indeed, are hard, compared with the tasks that are imposed upon females in civilised society ; but they are no more than their fair share, under every consideration and due allowance, of the hardships attendant on savage life.
Page 96 - ... half of the body of one that is sucking, it will not desist and attempt to fly away, but continue to suck for hours, the blood flowing from where it was severed in two. It is said that they have succeeded in killing animals, nor does this seem at all wonderful, when their virulent nature is known. Night and day they are equally annoying : it is in vain to go to bed at any prescribed hour, for no sleep can possibly be obtained, unless we are completely...
Page 24 - Emerson tells us that the situation of women is in no degree removed from the classification originally made, by which a man's " wife, and his slave, his maid-servant, his ox and his ass," are equally defended from the covetousness of his neighbour.
Page 60 - ... proceeded on to a kind of break between two peaks. The last half mile was generally over snow, and both my brother and I felt completely debilitated, and were inclined to return more than once ; we were affected with severe headaches and pains in the ears. The highest vegetation we saw, was a plant with leaves like sage, but without smell, and brown from the dryness of the atmosphere. It grows to the height of 17,000 feet, beyond which elevation we found no soil.
Page 78 - ... save those which he carries with him, and no companions but his thoughts. But these are sufficient, and they spring up with every breath, and at every turning : his very loneliness is sublimity ; his only prospect beauty ; he reclines upon earth, whose every clod is a sepulchre of greatness, and he is canopied by a sky ' So cloudless, pure, and beautiful, That God alone is to be seeu in Heaven.

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