Meantime, let me ask myself one question--Which is better?--To have surrendered to temptation; listened to passion; made no painful effort--no struggle;--but to have sunk down in the silken snare; fallen asleep on the flowers covering it; wakened in a southern clime
, amongst the luxuries of a pleasure villa: to have been now living in France, Mr.
Pepper plants replaced the prickly hedges of European fields; sago-bushes, large ferns with gorgeous branches, varied the aspect of this tropical clime
; while nutmeg-trees in full foliage filled the air with a penetrating perfume.
It grieved him to think that his little Alice, who was a flower bud fresh from paradise, must open her leaves to the rough breezes of the world, or ever open them in any clime
. So sweet a child she was, that it seemed fit her infancy should be immortal.
She had not yielded for an instant to the enervating charm of the tropics, but contrariwise was more active, more worldly, more decided than anyone in a temperate clime
would have thought it possible to be.
Is this the Region, this the Soil, the Clime
, Said then the lost Arch Angel, this the seat That we must change for Heav'n, this mournful gloom For that celestial light?
We can imagine with what feelings of awe and admiration he must have contemplated the Wind River Sierra, or bed of mountains; that great fountainhead from whose springs, and lakes, and melted snows some of those mighty rivers take their rise, which wander over hundreds of miles of varied country and clime
, and find their way to the opposite waves of the Atlantic and the Pacific.
She thought of her husband in some vague warm clime
on the other side of the globe, while she was here in the cold.
The participants in it, instead of freighting an ungainly steam ferry--boat with youth and beauty and pies and doughnuts, and paddling up some obscure creek to disembark upon a grassy lawn and wear themselves out with a long summer day's laborious frolicking under the impression that it was fun, were to sail away in a great steamship with flags flying and cannon pealing, and take a royal holiday beyond the broad ocean in many a strange clime
and in many a land renowned in history!
He it was whom Tarzan had left in charge of the warriors who remained to guard Lady Greystoke, nor could a braver or more loyal guardian have been found in any clime
or upon any soil.
"In some foreign clime
there be opportunities abundant for such as thee.
Then the bowsprit got mixed with the rudder sometimes: A thing, as the Bellman remarked, That frequently happens in tropical climes
, When a vessel is, so to speak, "snarked."
There were days when my heart was volcanic As the scoriac rivers that roll -- As the lavas that restlessly roll Their sulphurous currents down Yaanek, In the ultimate climes
of the Pole -- That groan as they roll down Mount Yaanek In the realms of the Boreal Pole.