The kingdom of Dancali, to which this belongs, is barren
, and thinly peopled; the king is tributary to the Emperor of Abyssinia, and very faithful to his sovereign.
I climbed the barren
mountain, And my gaze swept far and wide For the red-lit eaves of my father's home, And I fancied that he sighed: My son has gone for a soldier, For a soldier night and day; But my son is wise, and may yet return, When the drums have died away.
From Athens all through the islands of the Grecian Archipelago, we saw little but forbidding sea-walls and barren
hills, sometimes surmounted by three or four graceful columns of some ancient temple, lonely and deserted--a fitting symbol of the desolation that has come upon all Greece in these latter ages.
The old wound opens again--and there I lie bleeding on the barren
For nearly forty miles that they had explored, the river foamed and roared along through a deep and narrow channel, from twenty to thirty yards wide, which it had worn, in the course of ages, through the heart of a barren
, rocky country.
On a nearer approach Barbicane found himself in view of a low, flat country of somewhat barren
Ay," said Sancho; "it must be that some of your worship's shrewdness sticks to me; land that, of itself, is barren
and dry, will come to yield good fruit if you dung it and till it; what I mean is that your worship's conversation has been the dung that has fallen on the barren
soil of my dry wit, and the time I have been in your service and society has been the tillage; and with the help of this I hope to yield fruit in abundance that will not fall away or slide from those paths of good breeding that your worship has made in my parched understanding.
So omnipotent is art; which in many a district of New Bedford has superinduced bright terraces of flowers upon the barren
refuse rocks thrown aside at creation's final day.
Thou art now the very emblem of an old war-horse turned out on the barren
heath thou hast had thy paces in thy time, but now a broken amble is the best of them Come, amble off with thee.
Birds of this order I can show are the greatest wanderers, and are occasionally found on the most remote and barren
islands in the open ocean; they would not be likely to alight on the surface of the sea, so that the dirt would not be washed off their feet; when making land, they would be sure to fly to their natural fresh-water haunts.
That the surrounding country was most barren
will be readily believed, when it is known that a shower of rain had not fallen during the last thirteen months.
Of all the living creatures upon land and sea, it is ships alone that cannot be taken in by barren
pretences, that will not put up with bad art from their masters.