Travels in Europe, Viz., in England, Ireland, Scotland, France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, and the Netherlands

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Harper & Brothers, 1838 - 688 pages
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Page 534 - Come on, sir; here's the place: — stand still. — How fearful And dizzy 'tis, to cast one's eyes so low! The crows, and choughs, that wing the midway air, Show scarce so gross as beetles : Half way down Hangs one that gathers samphire; dreadful trade! Methinks, he seems no bigger than his head: The fishermen, that walk upon the beach, Appear like mice; and yon' tall anchoring bark, Diminish'd to her cock; her cock, a buoy Almost too small for sight: The murmuring surge.
Page 372 - AMBROSE. 393 is greatly injured by time and violence, it retains enough of its original sublimity and beauty to charm and chain the spectator. It was with difficulty I could leave it. How much is it to be regretted that this painting should be so abused. The room is damp, which has contributed doubtless to the fading of the colours ; but it has suffered more from violence. A door has been cut through the wall at the lower part of the picture, and the wall has been otherwise fractured and marred....
Page 593 - For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away : but the Word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the Word which by the Gospel is preached unto you.
Page 546 - That, as a general rule, the candidates for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts shall pass an examination either in one of the four Gospels, or the Acts of the Apostles in the original Greek, and also in Scripture History.
Page 358 - The discovery of a passage to the East Indies by the Cape of Good Hope, the powerful league of Cambray, and other circumstances, weakened and gradually destroyed their commerce and power.
Page 534 - Show scarce so gross as beetles : half way down Hangs one that gathers samphire, dreadful trade ! Methinks he seems no bigger than his head : The fishermen that walk upon the beach Appear like mice ; and yond tall anchoring bark Diminish'd to her cock ; her cock, a buoy Almost too small for sight : the murmuring surge 20 That on the unnumber'd idle pebbles chafes Cannot be heard so high.
Page 628 - ... purple peak, each flinty spire, Was bathed in floods of living fire. But not a setting beam could glow Within the dark ravines below...
Page 625 - And mountains, that like giants stand, To sentinel enchanted land. High on the south, huge Ben venue Down on the lake in masses threw Crags, knolls and mounds, confusedly...

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