Belgium, Volume 2

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R. Bentley, 1841 - Belgium
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Page 20 - O, woman ! in our hours of ease, Uncertain, coy, and hard to please, And variable as the shade By the light quivering aspen made ; When pain and anguish wring the brow, A ministering angel thou...
Page 215 - I have not made up my mind whether it is not ' better to bear the ills we have than fly to others we know not of.
Page 59 - His station is there ; and he works on the crowd, He sways them with harmony merry and loud ; He fills with his power all their hearts to the brim — Was aught ever heard like his fiddle and him ? What an eager assembly ! what an empire is this ! The weary have life, and the hungry have bliss ; The mourner is cheered, and the anxious have rest : And the guilt-burthened soul is no longer opprest.
Page 59 - The porter sits down on the weight which he bore ; The lass with her barrow wheels hither her store ; If a thief could be here, he might pilfer at ease ; She sees the musician, 'tis all that she sees...
Page 108 - Where should this music be ? i' the air or the earth ? It sounds no more : and, sure, it waits upon Some god o' the island. Sitting on a bank, Weeping again the king my father's wreck, This music crept by me upon the waters, Allaying both their fury and my passion With its sweet air : thence I have follow'd it, Or it hath drawn me rather.
Page 278 - SAR le prince d'Orange, les articles suivants de garantie en faveur de notre sainte religion : " 1° Tous les articles des anciens pactes inauguraux, constitutions, chartes, etc. seront maintenus en ce qui concerne, le libre exercice, les droits, privilèges, exemptions, prérogatives, de la religion catholique. . . . , des évêques, prélats, chapitres, avec cette exception, que le prince souverain et son auguste famille seront libres de professer leur religion et d'en exercer le culte dans leurs...
Page 117 - M. Briavionne,* they exported a million of kilogrammes of cotton goods; in 1834, nine hundred thousand; in 1835, seven ; in 1836, six ; in 1837 upwards of five ; in 1838 and 1839, upwards of four ; a reduction of sixty per cent upon the trade in the short period of six years ! RAILROAD SYSTEM — Belgium, from its geographical position, not less than the extraordinary adaptation of the nature of the surface, seems to have invited the experiment of supplanting the old modes of conveyance, by an uniform...
Page 281 - Jurer de maintenir l'observation d'une loi qui rend tous les sujets du roi, de quelque croyance religieuse qu'ils soient, habiles à posséder toutes les dignités et emplois quelconques, ce serait justifier d'avance et sanctionner les mesures qui pourront être prises pour confier les intérêts de notre sainte religion dans ces provinces, si éminemment catholiques, à des fonctionnaires protestants.
Page 281 - Jurer d'observer et de maintenir une loi qui attribue au souverain, et à un souverain qui ne professe pas notre sainte religion, le droit de régler l'instruction publique, les écoles supérieures, moyennes et inférieures, c'est lui livrer à discrétion l'enseignement public, c'est trahir honteusement les plus chers intérêts de l'église catholique.
Page 41 - ... embargo was terminated by the French in 1794, and Antwerp, under the dominion of France, rose again into new and augmented importance. The period of its union with Holland, however, from 1815 to 1830, may be said to have been the golden age of Antwerp. Its situation for trade is by far more favorable than either Rotterdam or Amsterdam, and being admitted, along with them, to an equal participation in all the resources of the kingdom, it rapidly outstripped them in every department of trade, so...

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