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

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Harper & Brothers, 1839 - 688 pages
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Page 557 - 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 648 - ON Leven's banks, while free to rove, And tune the rural pipe to love, I envied not the happiest swain That ever trod the Arcadian plain. Pure stream, in whose transparent wave My youthful limbs I wont to lave...
Page 619 - 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 264 - The music was like the memory of joys that are past, pleasant and mournful to the soul.
Page 376 - 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 529 - Life is a Jest, and all Things show it; I thought so once, but now I know it.
Page 556 - Think, while your hands the entreated alms extend, That what to us ye give, to God ye lend." Among other curiosities on the cliff we saw a most beautiful gun, a twelve-pounder twenty-four feet long, cast at Utrecht, in 1544, and given by the states of Holland to Queen Elizabeth.
Page 607 - I was sent to school early, and began to read the Bible between six and seven years of age, and greatly delighted in the historical part of it. My schoolmaster was a great churl, and used to beat me cruelly; this drove me to prayer, and it appeared to me that God was near to me. My father, having but the one son, greatly desired to keep me at school, he cared not how long...

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