The New Colony of Victoria, Formly Port Phillip: With Some Account of the Other Australian Colonies

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T. Saunders, 1851 - 85 páginas
 

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Página viii - ... domestic habits, our commercial enterprise, our laws, our institutions, our language, our literature, and our sense of religious obligation, to the more distant regions of the globe, is an enterprise worthy of the character of a great maritime nation. It is not only in its progress, the pursuit and the attainment of glory, but in its success, is the performance of a high duty, and the accomplishment of a noble destiny ; and if it can also be made subservient to the relief of pressing distress...
Página 37 - And the voice of the nightingale never is mute: Where the tints of the earth, and the hues of the sky, In colour though varied, in beauty may vie, And the purple of ocean is deepest in dye; Where the virgins are soft as the roses they twine, And all, save the spirit of man, is divine?
Página 63 - The stars shall fade away, the sun himself Grow dim with age, and nature sink in years ; But thou shalt flourish in immortal youth, Unhurt amidst the war of elements, The wreck of matter, and the crush of worlds.
Página viii - To transplant our domestic habits, our commercial enterprise, our laws, our institutions, our language, our literature, and our sense of religious obligation, to the more distant regions of the globe, is an enterprise worthy of the character of a great maritime nation. It is not only in its progress, the pursuit and...
Página 62 - Coming to these shores one by one, and scattered through all the colonies, Presbyterians, like the Tribe of Levi, " had none inheritance in the land.
Página 74 - It is one of the characteristics of Australian society, that there are mingled through it men who have seen much of the world, and have also been more or less forced to use their minds. This gives an unusually diversified and manly tone to conversation. One may be heard to describe the delights of landing at Rio, on his outward-bound voyage, while another recommends his friends to proceed home via India and Egypt...
Página 14 - ... these pioneers of civilisation a little en beau. In a pamphlet, published in London in 1850, he affirms that there might be found among them " men retired from their professions, whether clerical, military, naval, legal, or medical ; and the younger sons of good and even noble families, who preferred seeking an active independence to pursuing the lounging life of drones in the mother country.
Página viii - Enterprise, 308 our Laws, our Institutions, our Language, our Literature, and our sense of Religious Obligation, to the more distant regions of the Globe, is an enterprise worthy of the character of a great maritime Nation. It is not only in its Progress the Pursuit and...

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