Curiosities [afterw.] Romance of modern travel (Google eBook)

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Page 53 - Thus terminated my five days' journey across the Isthmus— decidedly more novel, grotesque and adventurous than any trip of similar length in the world. It was rough enough, but had nothing that I could exactly call hardship, so much was the fatigue balanced by the enjoyment of unsurpassed scenery and a continual sensation of novelty.
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Page 202 - Thou stout Italian, come thou here; Thy name is Anthony, most stout; Draw out thy sword that is most clear, And do thou fight without any doubt; Thy leg thou shake, thy neck, thou lout...
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Page 317 - The Open Timber Roofs of the Middle Ages. Illustrated by Perspective and Working Drawings of some of the best varieties of Church Roofs ; with descriptive Letterpress. By R. and JA BRANDON.
Page 305 - The next morning we set off early to the plaza de toros. The day was fresh and exhilarating. All the country people from several leagues round were assembled, and the trees up to their very topmost branches presented a collection of bronze faces and black eyes, belonging to the Indians, who had taken their places there as comfortably as spectators in a one-shilling gallery. A platform opposite ours was filled with the wives and daughters of agents and small farmers, little rancheras, with short white...
Page 315 - Sir Walter Scott's most Popular Works— Tilt's Illustrated Editions. 1. THE LAY OF THE LAST MINSTREL. 2 THE LADY OF THE LAKE. 3. MARMION : A TALE OF FLODDEN FIELD. 4. ROKEBY. These elegant volumes are uniformly printed in fcp. 8vo. and illustrated with numerous Engravings on Steel, price 7s. cloth ; 10s. 6d. morocco elegant LONDON.] DAVID BOGUE S ANNUAL, CATALOGUE. Illustrated Works — continued. Pictures of Country Life ; or, Summer Rambles in Green and Shady Places. By THOS. MILLER, Author of...
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Page 283 - I soon saw that I was in the presence of one of those remarkable men who so frequently spring up in the bosom of the Romish church, and who to a child-like simplicity unite immense energy and power of mind — equally adapted to guide a scanty flock of ignorant rustics in some obscure village in Italy or Spain, as to convert millions of heathens on the shores of Japan, China, and Paraguay.

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