The juvenile travellers

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Darton, Harvey, and Darton, 1815 - Europe - 422 pages
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Page 418 - ... motion ; after which they break out into streams of stronger light, spreading into columns, and altering slowly into ten thousand different shapes, varying their colours, from all the tints of yellow, to the most obscure russet.
Page 418 - They commonly appear at twilight, near the horizon, of a dun colour, approaching to yellow; sometimes continuing in that state for several hours, without any sensible motion; after which they break out into streams of stronger light, spreading into columns, and altering slowly into a thousand different shapes, varying their colours from all the tints of yellow to the obscurest russet.
Page 100 - ... bridges of one arch, extending a surprising width from rock to rock. The cultivated parts of the mountains are covered with villages and scattered cottages ; and then the insides of the cottages are so very neat, and look so comfortable, that I should like to live in some of them that are situate in the most delightful spots, were it not for the dread of being swallowed up in one of those enormous masses of snow that frequently roll from the tops of the mountains, and destroy every thing in their...
Page 206 - Bologna, the country seems one continued garden. The vineyards are not divided by hedges, but by rows of elms and mulberry -trees ; the vines hanging in festoons, from one tree to another.
Page 355 - ... occupied in an unceasing walk over the town and environs, I was still unwearied, and my subject still % unexhausted. Nothing can be more charming than the situation of this town. Imagine a plain between two rivers, the Loire and the Cher, and this plain subdivided into compartments of every variety of cultivated land, corn-fields studded with fruit-trees, and a range of hills in the distance covered with vineyards to their top, whilst every eminence has its villa, or abbey, or ruined tower.
Page 344 - Power and Fame were his rewards Among mankind. There is another World. "Oh Reader ! if you earn your daily bread By daily labour, if your lot be low, Be hard and wretched, thank the gracious God Who made you, that you are not such as he.
Page 417 - Northern Twilight, or Streamers ; a kind of meteor appearing in the northern part of the heavens, mostly in the winter time, and in frosty weather. It is now so generally known, that no description is requisite of the appearance which it usually makes in this country.
Page 241 - ... and these mountains, is one of the richest and most beautiful spots in the world. The whole appears a magnificent garden, filled with fruit trees of every species, and watered by clear fountains and rivulets, that form a variety of windings through this delightful plain.
Page 244 - ... which shone round it like a flame, and reflected its splendour on all sides. The oars beat time to the French horns, clarionets, and trumpets, of which there was a numerous band on the prow.
Page 237 - Two great streets intersect each other in the centre of the city, where they form a handsome square, called the...

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