Rambles in Germany and Italy in 1840, 1842, and 1843, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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E. Moxon, 1844 - Germany - 296 pages
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Page 203 - You may swell every expense and every effort still more extravagantly; pile and accumulate every assistance you can buy or borrow; traffic and barter with every little pitiful German prince that sells and sends his subjects to the shambles...
Page 285 - MAST." DANA'S SEAMAN'S MANUAL; containing a Treatise on Practical Seamanship, with Plates ; a Dictionary of Sea Terms; Customs and Usages of the Merchant Service; Laws relating to the Practical Duties of Master and Mariners.
Page 285 - HAYDN'S DICTIONARY OF DATES, and UNIVERSAL REFERENCE, relating to all Ages and Nations...
Page 139 - The far Alps were hid; the wide lake looked drear. At length, I caught a glimpse of the scenes among which I had lived, when first I stepped out from childhood into life. There, on the shores of Bellerive, stood Diodati ; and our humble dwelling, Maison Chapuis, nestled close to the lake below. There were the terraces, the vineyards, the upward path threading them, the little port where our boat lay moored ; I could mark and recognise a thousand slight peculiarities, familiar objects then forgotten...
Page 174 - ... the ravines, to scale the height, to linger among the ruins, to hear still more of its legends and visit every romantic spot . . . the romantic hills of 190 the glorious Rhine . . . Tacitus's Germany a land of forests and heroes. Luthers Germany, in which sprung up the Reformation, giving feedom to the souls of men. The land of Schiller and Goethe. Do you remember La Motte Fouque's magic ring and the old Baron sitting in his ancestral hall, where banners waved and armour clashed, and...
Page xi - ... most frequently tend to the good of the whole, although now and then exceptions may occur. Thus it is better in general that a nation should have a supreme legislative power, although it may at times be abused. And then, Sir, there is this consideration, that if the abuse be enormous, Nature will rise up, and claiming her original rights, overturn a corrupt political system.
Page xi - Englishmen, in particular, ought to sympathise in their struggles; for the aspiration for free institutions all over the world has its source in England. Our example first taught the French nobility to seek to raise themselves from courtiers into legislators. The American war of independence, it is true, quickened this impulse, by showing the way to a successful resistance to the undue exercise of authority; but the seed was all sown by us.
Page 140 - There were the terraces, the vineyards, the upward path threading them, the little port where our boat lay moored; I could mark and recognise a thousand slight peculiarities, familiar objects then forgotten since now replete with recollections and associations. Was I the same person who had lived there, the companion of the dead? For all were gone: even my young child, whom I had looked upon as the joy of future years, had died in infancy not one hope, then in fair bud, had opened into...
Page xvi - When we visit Italy, we become what the Italians were censured for being, enjoyers of the beauties of nature, the elegance of art, the delights of climate, the recollections of the past, and the pleasures of society, without a thought beyond.
Page 140 - I could mark and recognise a thousand slight peculiarities, familiar objects then forgotten since now replete with recollections and associations. Was I the same person who had lived there, the companion of the dead ? For all were gone : even my young child, whom I had looked upon as the joy of future years, had died in infancy not one hope, then in fair bud, had opened into maturity ; storm, and blight, and death, had passed over, and destroyed all. While yet very young, I had reached...

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