A Glance at Some of the Beauties and Sublimities of Switzerland: With Excursive Remarks on the Various Objects of Interest, Presented During a Tour Through Its Picturesque Scenery

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Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green, 1829 - 282 pages
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Page 24 - Mont Blanc is the monarch of mountains, They crowned him long ago On a throne of rocks, in a robe of clouds, With a diadem of snow.
Page 213 - All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again.
Page 65 - Lake Leman lies by Chillon's walls. A thousand feet in depth below Its massy waters meet and flow ; Thus much the fathom-line was sent From Chillon's snow-white battlement,* Which round about the wave enthrals ; A double dungeon wall and wave Have made — and like a living grave.
Page 66 - But in it there were three tall trees, And o'er it blew the mountain breeze, And by it there were waters flowing, And on it there were young flowers growing Of gentle breath and hue.
Page 136 - The first portions are necessarily useless, and are separated by the hand. When the threads came off uniformly, the cocoons were raised suspended to the hand by their respective threads, and thus handed over to those on the opposite side, who, in their turn, threw them into caldrons of water, the temperature of which was nearly that of blood heat, and more than milk warm—thus sustained by a steam-pipe.— The water was thus kept clean, and the silk preserved pure and unsoiled.
Page 209 - ... over-shadowing of the falling destruction. The noise that accompanied it, was the most stunning, bursting, and rolling onward, of all that must make death certain. As the avalanche rushed on, huge masses of rock rifted from the mountain's side, were driven before it ; and the snows and ice of centuries, pouring down in immense shattered forms, and rending heaps, fell, like the fall of an earthquake ; covering from human eye, villages, valleys, and people ! What an awful moment, when all was still...
Page 99 - Behold, he breaketh down, and it cannot be built again : he shutteth up a man, and there can be no opening. 15 Behold, he withholdeth the waters, and they dry up : also he sendeth them out, and they overturn the earth.
Page 279 - And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads. The name of the first is Pison : that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold ; and the gold of that land is good : there is bdellium and the onyx stone.
Page 217 - There was a wild romance in its notes, which was characteristic in a very high degree of all around. This instrument is about eight feet long, and its farther extremity rests on the ground. It is used among these mountains, not merely for the 218 herdsmen's call, but as an invocation for the solemnities of religion.
Page 217 - A solemn pause succeeds ; with uncovered head, and on the bended knee, the shepherd's prayer ascends on high. At the close of this evening sacrifice, offered in the temple not made with hands, the Alpine hon^ sounds long, and loud, and shrill,

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