Journal Kept During a Summer Tour for the Children of a Village School

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Appleton, 1852 - 529 pages
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Page 155 - If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantageth it me, if the dead rise not? let us eat and drink; for to-morrow we die.
Page 104 - B., and other distinguished persons in gondolas and feluccas; and when the vessels arrived at the mouth of one of the channels opening into the Adriatic, the doge dropped a ring into the water, using the words: " We wed thee with this ring in token of our true and perpetual sovereignty.
Page 150 - Mont Blanc is the monarch of mountains, They crowned him long ago On a throne of rocks, hi a robe of clouds, With a diadem of snow.
Page 41 - The fellows are fworn in the moft folemri manner to elect the candidate that fhall anfwer beft : the examinations continue four days, for two hours in the morning, and two in the afternoon, and are open to every curious perfon in that city.
Page 51 - to stand upright before my Creator, and in that posture I will deliver up my spirit to him." He now addressed the corporal, cautioned him to perform his duty well, and then gave him the only piece of money he had about him. As his last earthly farewell, he spoke a few words expressive of his unshaken attachment to his country. He stood a few moments in mental prayer, and...
Page 39 - German scolding, and away went the children, as I am sure I should have done if I had been in their place ; for a more unpleasant sound in the way of scolding I have seldom heard.
Page 127 - ... mountain-pasturages, for that is the meaning of the word Alp in Switzerland and Tyrol, are either the property of individuals or of the commune ; to a certain extent common-land, in which the inhabitants of the neighbouring town or village have the right of pasturing a certain number of head of cattle. " In the spring, as soon as the snow has disappeared, and the young grass sprouts up, the cattle are sent from the villages up to the first and lower pastures. Should a certain portion of these...
Page 15 - ... quiver, asked him what that was for ? Tell replied, evasively, that such was the usual practice of archers. Not content with this reply, the vogt pressed on him farther, and assured him of his life, whatever the arrow might have been meant for.
Page 25 - ... houses, and more than 200 stables and chalets, were buried under the debris of rocks, which of themselves form hills several hundred feet high. More than 450 human beings perished by this catastrophe, and whole herds of cattle were swept away. Five minutes sufficed to complete the work of destruction. The inhabitants of the neighbouring towns and villages were first...
Page 135 - ... clime, but often with broken constitutions and ruined health. Even in the summer, it has happened that the ice never melted in the lake on the summit, and in some years not a week has passed without snow falling. It always freezes early in the morning, even in the height of summer, and the hospice is rarely four months clear of deep snow. Around the building, it averages 7 or 8 feet, and the drifts sometimes rest against it, and accumulate to the height of 4O feet.

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