Familiar Letters from Europe

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Ticknor and Fields, 1866 - Europe - 392 pages
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Page 222 - Howbeit certain men clave unto him, and believed: among the which was Dionysius the Areopagite, and a woman named Damaris, and others with them.
Page 17 - This pencil take (she said), whose colours clear Richly paint the vernal year : Thine, too, these golden keys, immortal Boy ! This can unlock the gates of Joy ; Of Horror that...
Page 17 - Thine too these golden keys, immortal Boy ! This can unlock the gates of Joy; Of Horrour that, and thrilling Fears, Or ope the sacred source of sympathetic Tears. III. 2 Nor second He, that rode sublime Upon the seraph-wings of Extasy, The secrets of th
Page 20 - Anne hath a way; She hath a way to chase despair, To heal all grief, to cure all care, Turn foulest night to fairest day: Thou know'st, fond heart, Anne hath a way, She hath a way, Anne Hathaway, To make grief bliss Anne hath a way.
Page 20 - HATHAWAY. Would ye be taught, ye feathered throng, With love's sweet notes to grace your song, To pierce the heart with thrilling lay, Listen to mine Ann Hathaway ! She hath a way to sing so clear, Phoebus might wondering stop to hear.
Page 88 - It is no tempest warring there, no rain-storm heating on them, But Charon sweeping over them, and with him the departed. The young he urges on before, behind the elders follow, And tender children ranged in rows are carried at his saddle : The elders call imploringly, the young are him beseeching. GHOSTS.
Page 80 - The huge drinking-cup seemed to swallow up everything, and the couplet said to be his appeared to tell the whole story ; — " Who loves not wine, woman, and song, Remains a fool all his life long." In short, his burly face and figure, and the goblets that testify to his powers, made it absolutely impossible for me to connect any heroic idea with the man. But...
Page 169 - Dramatic Idyls, vol. xv. p. 144). A mythical king, fabled to have had three bodies and three heads. GHIBERTI, LORENZO (Old Pictures in Florence : Dramatic Lyrics, vol. vi. p. 86) (1378-1455). The sculptor who executed the bronze gates of the Baptistery at Florence, which Michael Angelo said were worthy to be the gates of Paradise.
Page 257 - Towards the end of the upper portion was raised a circle, on which a fire was made, and the food was cooked. The smoke found its way up to the roof, and meandered in graceful curls among the timbers, some of it escaping, in the course of time, through the cracks, •which served the double purpose of letting out the smoke and letting in the rain. Glass windows •were not. Openings in the wall, closed by wooden panels when necessary, were the primitive communications with the light of heaven.
Page 212 - ... the Peiraic road, between the ruins of the walls of Themistocles, up to the city of Athens. We passed the olive-groves of Plato's Academy ; dashed up to the Temple of Theseus, dismounted and went through it ; climbed the Areopagus, where Orestes was tried and Paul preached ; looked over the Forum to the Pnyx, and the Bema whence Demosthenes harangued the Athenians ; climbed up to the Propylaea ; mounted the marble staircase leading into the Acropolis ; went through and round the Parthenon ; examined...

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