The Sugar-cane!: A Poem. In Four Books. With Notes ...

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R. and J. Dodsley, 1764 - 167 ページ
 

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12 ページ - The fig-tree, not that kind for fruit renown'd, But such as, at this day, to Indians known, In Malabar or Decan spreads her arms, Branching so broad and long, that in the ground The bended twigs take root, and daughters grow About the mother tree, a pillar'd shade, High overarch'd, and echoing walks between...
78 ページ - Thunder, and rain, and lightning's awful power. She fled: could innocence, could beauty claim Exemption from the grave; the aethereal Bolt, 520 That stretch'd her speechless, o'er her lovely head Had innocently roll'd.
79 ページ - She thus address'd the youth, whom yet she knew : " Welcome, my Junio, to thy native shore ! " Thy sight repays this summons of my fate : " Live, and live happy ; sometimes think of me : " By night, by day, you still engag'd my care ; " And, next to God, you now my thoughts employ : " Accept of this My little all I give ;
69 ページ - A horrid stench the pools, the main emits; Fearful the genius of the forest sighs; The mountains moan; deep groans the cavern'd cliff. A night of vapour, closing fast around, Snatches the golden noon.
73 ページ - Wild, thro' the mountain's quivering rocky caves, Like the dread Crash of tumbling planets, roars. When tremble thus the pillars of the globe, Like the tall coco by the fierce North blown; Can the poor, brittle tenements of man Withstand the dread convulsion? Their dear homes, (Which shaking, tottering, crashing, bursting, fall) The boldest fly; and, on the open plain...
95 ページ - ... that a regular form of government took place. Then was tobacco planted, and negroes imported into Virginia. Since that time it has gradually improved, and does not now contain fewer than 100,000 white people of better condition, besides twice as many servants and slaves. The best shingles come from Egg Harbour.
102 ページ - This, by the natives, is emphatically called the Dumb Cane; for a small quantity of its juice being rubbed on the brim of a drinking vessel, whoever drinks out of it, soon after will have his lips and tongue enormously swelled. A physician, however, who wrote a short account of the diseases of Jamaica...
12 ページ - Milk« in the following lines: The fig-tree, not that kind renown'd for fruit, But such as at this day to Indians known, In Malabar and Decan spreads her arms ; Branching so broad and long, that in the ground. The bended twigs take root, and daughters grow About the mother-tree, a pillar'd shade, High over-arch'd, and echoing walks between.
15 ページ - For tho' the clouds relent in nightly rain, Tho' thy rank Canes wave lofty in the gale: Yet will the arrow,* ornament of woe, 170 (Such monarchs oft-times give) their jointing stint; Yet will winds lodge them, ravening rats destroy, Or troops of monkeys thy rich harvest steal. The earth must also wheel around the sun, And half perform that circuit; ere the bill...
12 ページ - High overarch'd, and echoing walks between ; There oft the Indian herdfman fhunning heat Shelters in cool, and tends his pafturing herds At loopholes cut through thickeft fhade : Thofe leave?

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