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Over the Straits: A Visit to Victoria (Classic Reprint)
Louisa Anne Meredith
Nincs elérhető előnézet - 2017
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2. oldal - All in a hot and copper sky, The bloody Sun, at noon, Right up above the mast did stand, No bigger than the Moon. Day after day, day after day, We stuck, nor breath nor motion; As idle as a painted ship Upon a painted ocean.
90. oldal - Melbourne, composed of the dark-blue " trap" of the neighbourhood, must strike every new comer; and the neat, and even elaborate finish, which in many cases has been bestowed on this extremely hard and impracticable material, is especially noticeable in a country of such dear labour. But what detracts so much from the appearance of the streets is the extreme diversity of buildings. If all the good ones were assembled together in one part, the effect would be astonishing, in a new country; but a fine...
4. oldal - To-morrow morning while you are cracking your breakfast egg he may be off with his little alligator grip to boom a town site in the middle of Lake Okeechobee or to trade horses with the Patagonians.
108. oldal - ... right little superfine broadcloth decked that singular assembly. The room was filled with men and women of the working classes, in their every-day dresses; men in fustian coats, blue, and red, and serge shirts, divers sorts of frocks and " pimpers," and the commonest cord or fustian trousers, trade-grimed or mud-bespattered ; all with their hats on, and the majority with pipe or cigar in their mouths. The women, young and older, in dowdy common gowns, shawls, bonnets, and walking shoes. These...
145. oldal - Cross, as we will call him, had laboured unflinchingly at the hardest work, digging and washing, until utterly prostrated by sickness, which reduced both his bodily energies and his pecuniary means to the lowest ebb. The future to him seemed comprised in the chance, whether he should die of disease or starvation.
40. oldal - It used to seem to me a strange colonial anomaly to call a very small village a " township," and a much larger one a