Travels After the Peace of Amiens: Through Parts of France, Switzerland, Italy, and Germany, Volume 2 (Google eBook)

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J. Johnson, 1806 - Europe
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Page 73 - How happy is the blameless vestal's lot ! The world forgetting, by the world forgot : Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind ! Each prayer accepted, and each wish resign'd ; Labour and rest, that equal periods keep ; Obedient slumbers that can wake and weep ; Desires compos'd, affections ever even ; Tears that delight, and sighs that waft to Heaven.
Page 424 - But o'er the twilight groves and dusky caves, Long-sounding aisles and intermingled graves, Black Melancholy sits, and round her throws A death-like silence, and a dread repose : Her gloomy presence saddens all the scene, Shades every flower, and darkens every green ; Deepens the murmur of the falling floods, And breathes a browner horror on the woods.
Page 178 - Antenor potuit mediis elapsus Achivis Illyricos penetrare sinus atque intima tutus regna Liburnorum et fontem superare Timavi, unde per ora novem vasto cum murmure montis 245 it mare proruptum et pelago premit arva sonanti. Hie tamen ille urbem Patavi sedesque locavit Teucrorum...
Page 74 - For her th' unfading rose of Eden blooms, And wings of Seraphs shed divine perfumes, For her the spouse prepares the bridal ring. For her white virgins Hymeneals sing, To sounds of heav'nly harps she dies away, And melts in visions of eternal day.
Page 62 - Spelunca alta fuit vastoque immanis hiatu, Scrupea, tuta lacu nigro nemorumque tenebris, Quam super haud ullae poterant impune volantes Tendere iter pennis : talis sese halitus atris 240 Faucibus effundens supera ad convexa ferebat ; [Unde locum Graii dixerunt nomine Aornon...
Page 126 - Sabina, daughter of Matidia, whose mother was Marciana the sister of Trajan. Its height is two feet three inches. miles long, and a mile broad, or the greatness and variety of the buildings, temples, theatres, circuses, baths, porticoes,&c., or the exquisite works of sculpture and painting that ornamented it, this villa must have been one of the finest of antiquity. Spartian writes that the emperor gave the names of the most remarkable buildings of the world to these he erected in it: the Lyceum...
Page 370 - ... and the fine expression which sparkles in his countenance tends to increase the idea. ' " Among other singularities, he has taught himself to write ; but as his models were printed books, he prints his letters, and begins from the right hand instead of the left. He was born at Vienna; but having been attended from his earliest infancy by a nurse from Aberdeen, he usually speaks English, or rather Scotch, his accent being completely northern. He also understands the German and French languages,...
Page 261 - Hope's summer-visions die, If but a fleeting cloud obscure the sky; If but a beam of sober Reason play, Lo, Fancy's fairy frost-work melts away ! But can the wiles of Art, the grasp of Power, Snatch the rich relics of a well-spent hour?
Page 370 - After giving rather an interesting sketch of the Count and Countess Purgstall, he proceeds as follows : "They have a son who seems to have inherited the talents of his parents, while, like them, his person is slender, and his health delicate At five years old this wonderful boy, who may fairly be considered as a prodigy, has read various books of science, is well acquainted with history and music, and is so versed in geography, for which he has a particular turn, that he has lately, without any...
Page 370 - L., which I mean to keep as a curiosity. I begged him yesterday to tell me how I should return to England without touching on the Hanoverian, French, or Dutch territories; and he instantly traced on the globe the only remaining road. He sits on a carpet surrounded with his books: and when the gravest and most acute remarks fall from the lips of this little person, a spirit seems to speak, rather than a child ; and the fine expression which sparkles in his countenance tends to increase the idea. Among...

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