Alpine byways, or, Light leaves gathered in 1859 and 1860

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Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1861 - History - 232 pages
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Page 10 - HUES of the rich unfolding morn, That, ere the glorious sun be born, By some soft touch invisible Around his path are taught to swell;— Thou rustling breeze so fresh and gay, That dancest forth at opening day, And brushing by with joyous wing, Wakenest each little leaf to sing;— Ye fragrant clouds of dewy steam, By which deep grove and tangled stream Pay, for soft rains in season given, Their tribute to the genial heaven...
Page 7 - The passions that build up our human soul; Not with the mean and vulgar works of man, But with high objects, with enduring things — With life and nature, purifying thus The elements of feeling and of thought^ And sanctifying, by such discipline, Both pain and fear, until we recognize A grandeur in the beatings of the heart.
Page 223 - I STOOD upon the hills, when heaven's wide arch Was glorious with the sun's returning march, And woods were brightened, and soft gales Went forth to kiss the sun-clad vales. The clouds were far beneath me ; — bathed in light, They gathered mid-way round the wooded height, And, in their fading glory, shone Like hosts in battle overthrown, As many a pinnacle, with shifting glance, Through the...
Page 8 - O all ye Works of the Lord, bless ye the Lord: praise him and magnify him for ever!
Page 29 - ... with the snowy Titlis, now quite clear from clouds, full in view. The whole scenery was most striking in its stern grandeur, with rocky-crested summits frowning around us. Then the summit of the pass being gained, a splendid and extensive view of a new district, and combination of mountains, burst upon us, extending towards the Lake of Lucerne. Far beneath was another small lake, called the...
Page 30 - Triibsee ; and near its further extremity, where some cattle looked like mice upon the pastures, the guide pointed out a solitary chalet, where travellers sometimes found very rough shelter for a night, before the Engstlen inn was opened. The men and horses from Meyringen were here to leave us, and they received directions to descend to a sp,ot below the Triibsee (which the old man professed to know), there to await our return from the Titlis, no doubt existing that we should then gladly ride the...
Page 33 - Avas gained. The sun shone brightly upon us, and fortunately the wind was neither high nor cold. We quickly arranged a resting-place for H , where, sheltered by a cairn of stones, he soon revived after taking a little restorative, and was able to enter into our delighted enjoyment of the sublime scene around us. There was sufficient brouillard to obscure the distant horizon, but the panorama was magnificent ; carrying the eye over ranges of mountain and grand glaciers, where "Frost reigns everlastingly...
Page 31 - ... steep pastures, crossed watercourses, and over soft loose shingle, until we reached a ridge of rocks, which projected into the valley, and descended in abrupt precipices on the other side. It was a magnificent position, immediately overlooking a vast glacier, with Engelberg almost lost in the d«pth below.
Page 189 - We were extremely amused by an account of his visit .to Cologne, and his examination of the vast collection of the (so-called) bones of the 11,000 virgins, there religiously preserved in the church of St. Ursula. The professor announced the collection to consist of the remains of various descriptions of creatures, amongst which horses and asses, cats and dogs, had numerous representatives...
Page 13 - We found a most attentive host, and had our choice of rooms, for the house was empty when we arrived. All looked clean and sufficiently comfortable, so we selected those which would give the morning view of the Jungfrau.

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