Italy, Spain, central and northern Europe (Google eBook)

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Gavin Houston, 1890 - Europe
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Page 62 - Simple, erect, severe, austere, sublime Shrine of all saints and temple of all gods, From Jove to Jesus spared and blest by time; Looking tranquillity, while falls or nods Arch, empire, each thing round thee, and man plods His way through thorns to ashes glorious dome ! Shalt thou not last? Time's scythe and tyrants...
Page 68 - This grave contains all that was mortal of a young English poet, who, on his death-bed, in the bitterness of his heart at the malicious power of his enemies, desired these words to be engraven on his tombstone : " Here lies one whose name was writ in water...
Page 68 - Full fathom five thy father lies, Of his bones are coral made : Those are pearls that were his eyes, Nothing of him that doth fade, But doth suffer a sea change, Into something rich and strange.
Page 206 - The statue of Lorenzo is seated. He is represented absorbed in thought. He rests his face upon his hand, which partially covers the chin and mouth. The general action is one of perfect repose, and the expression that of deep meditation. It is impossible to look at this figure without being forcibly struck with the mind that pervades it. For deep and intense feeling it is one of the finest works in existence. It has been well observed of this statue that it has no resemblance to the antique, but it...
Page 162 - His description still affords a better idea of the original structure than any conjectural restorations. " It is built," he says, " of Parian marble ; the square blocks fit closely to each other without any cement. It has 4 equal sides, each a stone's-throw in length. In height it rises above the walls of the city. On the summit are statues of men and horses, of admirable workmanship, in Parian marble.
Page 304 - Spain, about 15 miles north-west of Madrid. This is the largest and most superb structure in the kingdom, and one of the most splendid in Europe. It is built in a dry barren spot ; and the rame itself is said to signify a place full of rocks.
Page 251 - Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise ? THE ENTRY INTO THE CITY.
Page 351 - Operators of the present times, an additional contribution of evidence in confirmation of one of the most beautiful, and, at the same time, one of the most important theories of modern philosophy.
Page 280 - ... side. She died at Atagara. The gigantic blocks of granite forming the mountain Almena, fearfully piled on each other, and seeming ready to fall, are described as resembling the rocks near the Logan stone in Cornwall, but on a scale infinitely larger. To the eastward, a range of high hills was seen stretching from north to south, as far as the eye could reach, and Lander was informed that they extended to the salt water. They were said to be inhabited by a savage race of people called Yamyams,...
Page vii - He to the realms of sinfulness came down, To teach mankind ; ascending then to God, Heaven unbarred to him her lofty gates, To whom his country hers refused to ope. Ungrateful land ! to its own injury, Nurse of his fate ! Well, too, does this instruct That greatest ills fall to the perfectest. .And...

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