Tyrol and the Skirt of the Alps

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Harper and brothers, 1880 - Alps - 171 pages
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Page 160 - AVENGE, O Lord, thy slaughtered saints, whose bones Lie scattered on the Alpine mountains cold ; Even them who kept thy truth so pure of old, When all our fathers worshipped stocks and stones, Forget not ; in thy book record their groans Who were thy sheep, and in their ancient fold Slain by the bloody Piedmontese, that rolled Mother with infant down the rocks. Their moans The vales redoubled to the hills, and they To heaven.
Page 161 - O'er all the Italian fields, where still doth sway The triple tyrant ; that from these may grow A hundredfold, who, having learnt thy way, Early may fly the Babylonian woe.
Page 169 - Psalm ; and once more declared, in the face of heaven, that he would never resume his pastoral office in patience and peace, until he should witness the restoration of his brethren to their ancient and rightful settlements.
Page 162 - ... releasing them from any oaths they might have taken ; legitimatizing their title to any property they might have illegally acquired ; and promising remission of all their sins to such as should kill any heretic. It annulled all contracts made in favour of the Waldenses ; ordered their domestics to abandon them, forbade all persons to give them any aid whatever, and empowered all persons to take possession of their property.
Page 173 - From Egypt to Palestine : Through Sinai, the Wilderness, and the South Country. Observations of a Journey made with Special Reference to the History of the Israelites. By SC BARTLETT, DD, LL.D.
Page 153 - A palace lifting to eternal summer Its marble walls, from out a glossy bower Of coolest foliage musical with birds, Whose songs should syllable thy name ! At noon...

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