Pictures from Italy and American Notes for General Circulation

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Pollard & Moss, 1885 - Italy - 937 pages

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Page 132 - The dawn is overcast, the morning lowers, And heavily in clouds brings on the day, The great, th' important day ?
Page 455 - Press has its evil eye in every house, and its black hand in every appointment in the State, from a president to a postman ; while, with ribald slander for its only stock in trade, it is the standard literature of an enormous class, who must find their reading in a newspaper or they will not read at all ; so long must its odium be upon the country's head, ami so long must the evil it works be plainly visible in the Republic.
Page 297 - I believe that very few men are capable of estimating the immense amount of torture and agony which this dreadful punishment, prolonged for years, inflicts upon the sufferers...
Page 404 - Calm recollections of the Dead : Great Thoughts of Eternal Rest and Happiness: nothing of Gloom or Terror. Niagara was at once stamped upon my heart, an Image of Beauty; to remain there, changeless and indelible, until its pulses cease to beat, for ever.
Page 453 - So should be acquiring a large property by the most infamous and odious means, and notwithstanding all the crimes of which he has been guilty, should be tolerated and abetted by your Citizens? He is a public nuisance, is he not?" "Yes, Sir." "A convicted liar?" "Yes, Sir." " He has been kicked, and cuffed, and caned? " " Yes, Sir." "And he is utterly dishonourable, debased, and profligate?" "Yes, Sir." " In the name of wonder, then, what is his merit? " " Well, Sir, he is a smart man.
Page 230 - When left alone, she seems very happy if she have her knitting or sewing, and will busy herself for hours : if she have no occupation, she evidently amuses herself by imaginary dialogues, or by recalling past impressions ; she counts with her fingers, or spells out names of things which she has recently learned, in the manual alphabet of the deaf mutes.
Page 115 - ... build their nests within its chinks and crannies ; to see its Pit of Fight filled up with earth, and the peaceful Cross planted in the centre ; to climb into its upper halls, and look down on ruin, ruin, ruin, all about it ; the triumphal arches of...
Page 228 - The poor child had sat in mute amazement and patiently imitated everything her teacher did ; but now the truth began to flash upon her, her intellect began to work. She perceived that here was a way by which she could herself make up a sign of anything that was in her own mind and show it to another mind, and at once her countenance lighted up with a human expression.
Page 226 - But the immortal spirit which has been implanted within her could not die, nor be maimed nor mutilated; and though most of its avenues of communication with the world were cut off, it began to manifest itself through the others. As soon as she could walk, she began to explore the room, and then the house; she became familiar with the form, density, weight, and heat, of every article she could lay her hands upon. She followed her mother, and felt...
Page 287 - Where dogs would howl to lie, women, and men, and boys slink off to sleep, forcing the dislodged rats to move away in quest of better lodgings.

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