Travels in Switzerland: in a series of Letters to William Melmoth, Esq., &c

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Page 11 - Zuric, we difmounted -, and advancing to the edge of the precipice which overhangs the Rhine, we looked down perpendicularly upon the cataract, and faw the river tumbling over the fides of the reck with amazing violence and precipitation.
Page 48 - Glaris is surrounded by the Alps, except toward the N. ; and there is no other entrance but through this opening, which lies between the lake of Wallenstadt, and the mountains separating this canton from that of Sehweitz.
Page 96 - Teftament, publimed by Erafmus. At the end is written an infcription in the Greek tongue, fignifying, " Copied by Ulric Zuingle, 1415." It was prefented to the public library by Ann Zuingle, the laft furvivor of his illuftrious race. 4. Three Latin Letters from Lady Jane Grey to Bullinger, in 1551, 1552, and 1553. Thefe letters, written with her own hand, breathe a fpirit of the...
Page 9 - When one obferves the greatnefs of the plan, and the boldnefs of the conftruction, one is aftonifhed that the architect was a common carpenter, without the leaft tincture of literature, totally ignorant of mathematics, and not at all veried in the theory of mechanics.
Page 260 - Pilate, is observed in the middle of a cavern, hollowed in a black rock, a colossal statue of white stone. It is the figure of a man, in drapery, standing, leaning...
Page 254 - ... of charcoal, lime, clay, a little pitch, with a thin coat of wax ; and is fo hard as to be trod upon •without receiving the leaft damage. The whole is painted with different colours, reprefenting the obje6ts as they exift in nature.
Page 275 - Seeliiberg, we obferved a fmall chapel that feemed inacceffible; and below it, the little village of Gruti, near •which the three heroes of Switzerland are faid to have taken reciprocal oaths of fidelity, when they planned the famous revolution. On the...
Page 109 - ... in reading and writing. A little further we entered another cottage, where the miftrefs of the houfe offered us. milk and cherries, and placed upon the table nine or ten large filver fpoons. We continued our walk through an enclofed, hilly, and well-wooded country, and arrived about mid-day at Grunengen, a fmall burgh, capital of the bailliage. After dinner we paid a vifit to the bailif; who refides in the caftle, which...
Page 85 - ... to aid him in thus extending the bounds of knowledge ; that he compofed his works, and made thofe difcoveries which would have done honour to the moft enlightened period, under the complicated evils of poverty, ilcknefs, and domeftic uneafinefs.
Page 254 - It is a model in relief; and what was finifhed in 1776, comprifed about fixty fquare leagues, in the cantons of Lucerne, Zug, Berne, Uri, Schweitz, and Underwalden. The model was twelve feet long, and nine and a half broad. The compofition is principally a...

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