Belgium, the Rhine, Italy, Greece, and the Shores and Islands of the Mediterranean, Volume 1

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Peter Jackson, late Fisher, Son, & Company, the Caxton Press, Angel Street, St. Martin's-le-Grand ... ; 11, Post-Office Place, Liverpool; 93, Picadilly, Manchester - Europe

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Page 60 - In every government, though terrors reign, Though tyrant kings, or tyrant laws restrain, How small, of all that human hearts endure , That part which laws or kings can cause or cure...
Page 76 - Basks in the glare, or stems the tepid wave, And thanks his Gods for all the good they gave. Such is the patriot's boast, where'er we roam, His first, best country ever is, at home. And yet, perhaps, if countries we compare, And estimate the blessings which they share, Though patriots flatter, still shall wisdom find An equal portion dealt to all mankind, As different good, by Art or Nature given, To different nations makes their blessings even.
Page 128 - And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.
Page 100 - And there they stand, as stands a lofty mind, "Worn, but unstooping to the baser crowd, All tenantless, save to the crannying wind, Or holding dark communion with the cloud.
Page 34 - Simple, erect, severe, austere, sublime — Shrine of all saints and temple of all gods, From Jove to Jesus — spared and blest by time; Looking tranquillity, while falls or nods Arch, empire, each thing round thee, and man plods His way through thorns to ashes — glorious dome ! Shalt thou not last? Time's scythe and tyrants' rods Shiver upon thee — sanctuary and home Of art and piety — Pantheon ! — pride of Rome ! CXLVII.
Page 50 - Proclaim thee Nature's varied favorite now. Thy fanes, thy temples to thy surface bow, Commingling slowly with heroic earth. Broke by the share of every rustic plough : So perish monuments of mortal birth.
Page 104 - A double dungeon wall and wave Have made — and like a living grave. Below the surface of the lake The dark vault lies wherein we lay, We heard it ripple night and day...
Page 143 - Here hills and vales, the woodland and the plain, Here earth and water seem to strive again ; Not chaos-like together crush'd and bruis'd, But, as the world, harmoniously confus'd : Where order in variety we see, And where, though all things differ, all agree.
Page 54 - And even in penance planning sins anew. All evils here contaminate the mind, That opulence departed leaves behind; For wealth was theirs ; not far removed the date, When commerce proudly flourished through the state; At her command the palace learnt to rise, Again the long-fallen column sought the skies...
Page 54 - Commerce on other shores display'd her sail ; While nought remain'd of all that riches gave, But towns unmann'd, and lords without a slave; And late the nation found with fruitless skill Its former strength was but plethoric ill.