Iberian Sketches: Travels in Portugal and the North West of Spain

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Wilson & McCormick, 1884 - Portugal - 166 pages
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Page 158 - falls powerless by my side, for very sorrow. The world has lost its noblest ornament; a loss to be deplored not only by Spain, which she has so long carried forward in the career of glory, but by every nation in Christendom; for she was the mirror of every virtue, the shield of the innocent, and an avenging sword to the wicked. I know none of her sex, in ancient or modern times, who in my judgment is at all worthy to be named with this incomparable woman.
Page 117 - Hark, where my blossomed pear-tree in the hedge Leans to the field and scatters on the clover Blossoms and dewdrops — at the bent spray's edge- — That's the wise thrush; he sings each song twice over, Lest you should think he never could recapture The first fine careless rapture!
Page 129 - No doubt. Yonder's a work now, of that famous youth The Urbinate who died five years ago. ('Tis copied, George Vasari sent it me.) Well, I can fancy how he did it all, Pouring his soul with kings and popes to see, Reaching, that heaven might so replenish him...
Page 128 - Oh, the little more, and how much it is! And the little less, and what worlds away!
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Page 170 - Undoubtedly the author of "Wayside Songs" is a poet, and a poet gifted with a lyrical capacity which is considerably above the average. His love of nature is almost equal to that of Herrick, Wordsworth, or Bryant, and his verse seems to flow forth at a touch, and to move along as easily and melodiously as a brook. '—Glasgow News. ' There is in almost every page the true touch of the poet ; deep sympathetic insight, light, airy, and graceful turns of thoughts, which at times reminds you of Locker,...
Page 171 - Turkish poetic literature and meters, and its biographical and explanatory notes — must be gratitude to the pioneer. Mr. Gibb is the first to bring Ottoman poetry within that comfortable reach which the English reader demands. Others may use his work and improve upon it, but meanwhile he is the first exponent of Ottoman poetry to a faithless generation who know not Turkish. Whether he has chosen quite the best manner of presenting a new poetry to an indifferent public is another question. He has...
Page 95 - Father!" at length he murmured low, and wept like childhood then; Talk not of grief till thou hast seen the tears of warlike men! He thought on all his glorious hopes, and all his young renown ; He flung the falchion from his side, and in the dust sat down.
Page 168 - Death of Abraham Lincoln — Loafing in the Woods — The Women of the West — Jaunts over the great Plains, and along the St. Lawrence and Saguenay, etc. The ' Collect ' includes Democratic Vistas and all his political and critical writings. The volume contains a fine heliotype portrait of the
Page 140 - They, like him, have eaten of what has been forbidden; they have "committed the things they ought not to have done, and left undone the things they ought to have done.

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