Switzerland: With the Neighboring Lakes of Northern Italy, Savoy, and the Adjacent Districts of Piedmont, Lombardy and the Tyrol, Handbook for Travellers

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Baedeker, 1863 - Italy, Northern - 472 pages
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Page 235 - ... vault's dayless gloom, Their country conquers with their martyrdom, And Freedom's fame finds wings on every wind. Chillon! thy prison is a holy place, And thy sad floor an altar — for 'twas trod, Until his very steps have left a trace Worn, as if thy cold pavement were a sod, By Bonnivard ! — May none those marks efface ! For they appeal from tyranny to God.
Page 415 - Thou art the garden of the world, the home Of all Art yields, and Nature can decree ; Even in thy desert, what is like to thee ? Thy very weeds are beautiful, thy waste More rich than other climes' fertility : Thy wreck a glory, and thy ruin graced With an immaculate charm which cannot be defaced.
Page 326 - O sing unto the Lord a new song: sing unto the Lord, all the earth. Sing unto the Lord, bless his name; show forth his salvation from day to day. Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people.
Page ii - God send thee good passage, And specially let this be thy prayere, Unto them all that thee will read or hear, Where thou art wrong, after their help to call, Thee to correct in any part or all.
Page 307 - Around his waist are forests braced, The Avalanche in his hand ; But ere it fall, that thundering ball Must pause for my command. The Glacier's cold and restless mass Moves onward day by day ; But I am he who bids it pass, Or with its ice delay.
Page 236 - But in it there were three tall trees, And o'er it blew the mountain breeze, And by it there were waters flowing, And on it there were young flowers growing Of gentle breath and hue.
Page 269 - These features, together with the broken character of the formation in general, bespeak unfavorable conditions for the existence of valuable quantities of oil. This view of the case is strengthened by the fact that the only seepage of petroleum seen in the shale formation is of a very heavy kind, being practically asphaltum; and that the sandstone formation, which overlies the whitish shales at Point Fermin, is impregnated with petroleum. It is possible that if the bituminous sandstone exposed at...
Page 80 - O'er ice-covered wild, Where leaf never budded, Nor Spring ever smiled; And beneath him an ocean of mist, where his eye No longer the dwellings of man can espy ; Through the parting clouds only The earth can be seen, Far down 'neath the vapour The meadows of green.
Page 160 - Khodanus of the ancients, which was said to issue 'from the gates of eternal night , at the foot of the pillar of the sun...
Page 126 - The tower and chancel are the only remaining parts of the church, where English Divine Service is performed every Sunday during the season. The former English chapel is now a Rom. Cath. place of worship. Interlaken is deservedly a point of attraction to visitors from all parts of Europe ; the whey-cure is an inducement to some, whilst many make it their head-quarters for excursions in the Oberland , or select it as a resting-place and for the enjoyment of the magnificent scenery by which it is surrounded.

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