Notes and Reflections During a Ramble in Germany (Google eBook)

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Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1826 - Austria - 400 pages
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Page 400 - Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower; We will grieve not, rather find Strength in what remains behind; In the primal sympathy Which having been must ever be; In the soothing thoughts that spring Out of human suffering; In the faith that looks through death, In the years that bring the philosophic mind.
Page 232 - ... draw. For fear but freezes minds ; but love, like heat, Exhales the soul sublime, to seek her native seat. To threats the stubborn sinner oft is hard, Wrapp'd in his crimes, against the storm prepared ; But, when the milder beams of mercy play, He melts, and throws his cumbrous cloak away, Lightning and thunder (heaven's artillery) As harbingers before th' Almighty fly : Those but proclaim his style, and disappear ; 40 The stiller sound succeeds, and God is there.
Page 61 - ... humanized, refined, and blessed our world below, as the high place in man's esteem and tender reverence which the minstrel of the Middle Ages did first assign to them, and the knights of chivalry in brave accord confirm. At the time of my visit attempts were being made to restore the gallery, and indeed anxiety seems awakened to preserve all parts of the castle from further decay- The young Duke of Weimar seems in this to be the chief mover, and a very praiseworthy undertaking it is. His frequent...
Page 197 - Tyrol more remarkable than the keilerin : she is a personage of the firs,t importance ; she makes all charges, and receives all payments ; for which purpose she wears a large leathern pocket, or purse, which, like the tradesman's till, is emptied each evening. She is intrusted with all the household stores ; she brings each traveller his meal, and blesses it ; she brings him his wine-cup, and it is yet the custom, with all old Tyrolers, that she should, at least, put her lips to it. She is always...
Page 23 - ... enterprises, and was forced to vomit up what he had wrongfully swallowed down. The ship he had bought in his own name, and set out at his own charge, upon hopes of great matters, by taking in goods and passengers for the company on the account of freight, and so to be delivered here, but though the lot be cast into the lap, the whole disposing thereof is of the Lord...
Page 97 - Ere, autumn-touched, my green leaves fell : And now they smile, and call me good ; Perhaps I like that name as well. On beauty bliss depends not ; then Why should I quarrel with old Time ' He marches on : how vain his power With one whose heart is in its...
Page 96 - Its mournful moments ami its gay. Thus would I dwell with pleasing thought Upon my spring of youthful pride ; Yet, like the festive dancer, glad To rest in peace at eventide.
Page 393 - Upon a sarcophagus of white marble lay a sheet, and the outline of the human form was plainly visible beneath its folds. The person with me reverently turned it back, and displayed the statue of his queen. It is a portrait statue...
Page 197 - Though I am never likely to forget the house, yet cannot I tell any one who may ramble after me whether it be a Rose, or a Crown, or a Golden Lion, that hangs dangling before it. Here was an elderly landlady, a pattern of kind hospitality and motherly propriety, two fair daughters, clean and modest, and a stout and trusty kellerin, with black petticoat of ample folds, and keys enough, in number and size, for the warder of a castle. Her guardianship, however, is not over turrets and dungeons, but...
Page 280 - ... prisoner, to the effect that he was pained or surprised, I forget which, at observing no vestige, no relic of the late ruler of France in the apartment of his son, to prove that he was not forgotten. '"Forgotten ! Behold the cabinet where the Emperor, when at Shoenbrunn, was wont to read and write for hours alone, and where he first saw my mother's portrait.

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