Bubbles from the Brunnens of Nassau

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G.G. Lange, 1862 - Mineral waters - 363 pages
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Page 225 - This England never did, (nor never shall,) Lie at the proud foot of a conqueror, But when it first did help to wound itself. Now these her princes are come home again, Come the three corners of the world in arms, And we shall shock them : Nought shall make us rue, If England to itself do rest but true.
Page iv - You owe this strange intelligence, or why Upon this blasted heath you stop our way With such prophetic greeting. Speak, I charge you. WITCHES vanish. BAN. The earth hath bubbles, as the water has, And these are of them.
Page 190 - Schlangenbad are the most harmless and delicious luxuries of the sort I have ever enjoyed ; and I really quite looked forward to the morning for the pleasure with which I paid my addresses to this delightful element. The effect it produces on the skin is very singular : it is about as warm as milk, but infinitely softer : and after dipping the hand into it, if the thumb be rubbed against the fingers, it is said by many to resemble satin. Nevertheless, whatever may be its sensation, when the reader...
Page 135 - Now strike the golden lyre again; A louder yet, and yet a louder strain. Break his bands of sleep asunder, And rouse him, like a rattling peal of thunder. Hark, hark, the horrid sound Has raised up his head; As awaked from the dead, And amazed, he stares around. Revenge, revenge!
Page 24 - Ems; if he wishes to instil iron into his jaded system, and brace up his muscles, let him go to Langen-Schwalbach ; if his brain should require calming, his nerves soothing, and his skin softening, let him glide onwards to Schlangenbad — the serpent's bath ; but if he should be rheumatic in his limbs, or if mercury should be running riot in his system, let him hasten, ,,boily and bones...
Page 90 - Schwein-general now halted, and the pigs being no longer called upon to advance, but being left entirely to their own notions, I became exceedingly anxious attentively to observe them. No wonder, poor reflecting creatures ! that they had come unwillingly to such a spot — for there appeared to be literally nothing...
Page 82 - Why not tell the poor gentleman at once — Sir! you've eaten too much, you've drunk too much, and you've not taken exercise enough ! " That these are the main causes of almost every one's illness, there can be no greater proof than that those savage nations which live actively and temperately have only one great disorder — death. The human frame was not created imperfect — it is we ourselves who have made it so ; there exists no donkey in creation so overladen as our stomachs, and it is because...
Page 32 - I gravely accosted him, and finding, as I did in one moment, that I was right, in the middle of the street I began to explain that he saw before him a wheel which wanted a new tire — a shoe which required a new sole — a worn-out vessel seeking the hand of the tinker ; in short, that feeling very old, I merely wanted to become young again. Dr. Fenner is what would be called in England "a regular character...
Page 46 - ... is tied down to the lower extremity of the collar, or else the collar is so made that the animal is by it deprived of the power of raising his head. Now, it is undeniable that the English extreme and the German extreme cannot both be right ; and passing over...

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