Travels Into Poland, Russia, Sweden Et Denmark, Volume 4

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printed for T. Cadell, 1787

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Page 313 - ... with their wings, upon the hangings of the chamber, whereby, feeling something stirring under them, he cried, "A rat, a rat," and presently drawing his sword thrust it into the hangings.
Page 30 - ... of too delicate a nature to be publicly mentioned, terminated at length in an open rupture. Her majefty died at Stockholm in the month of July, 1782. Agreeably to my ufual attention to tombs and monuments, I did not omit paying a vifit to the fepulchres of the kings of Sweden, whofe remains are interred in the church of Riddarholm.
Page 367 - Danifli libraries, I was greatly aftonifhed to find that Iceland, which was confidered by the antients as the Ultima Thule, or the extremity of the. world, and by us as fcarcely habitable, abounded in learning and fcience, at a time when Europe was involved in darknefs.
Page 299 - Sweden wind agreeably through the country, are made with ftone or gravel, and are as good as our turnpikes in England -, and yet not a fingle toll is exacted from the traveller. Each landholder is obliged to keep in repair a certain part of the road in proportion to his property ; and, for the purpofe of...
Page 307 - ... that was waiting to carry her from a kingdom in which fhe had experienced fuch a train of misfortunes. But, however anxious...
Page 315 - Fengo ftarts from his bed, feizes the fword, but, being unable to draw it, falls by the hand of Hamlet. The next morning, when the populace were affembled to view the ruins of the...
Page 419 - At prefent even the fmalleft vefTels, trading from any part of the Danifh. dominions in the Baltic to the Northern Sea, muft make a circuit round the extremity of Jutland, and are liable to be detained by oppofite winds. This navigation is fo tedious, that goods...
Page 284 - I may so express myself — one above the other. Upon the wooden testers of the beds in which the women lie, are placed others for the reception of the men, to which they ascend by means of ladders.
Page 319 - ... general exhibits a more equable and uniform appearance. The town is furrounded towards the land with regular ramparts and baftions, a broad ditch full of water, and a few outworks : its circumference meafures between four and five miles. The ftreets are well paved, with a foot-way on each fide, but too narrow and inconvenient for general ufe. The greateft part of the buildings are of brick ; and a few are of free-ftone brought from Germany. The houfes of the nobility are in general fplendid,...
Page 312 - piece there are no traits of the character of Polonius : " there is, indeed, a counfeHor, and he places himfelf in " the queen's chamber behind the arras ; but this is the " whole. The ghoft of the old Hamlet is likewife the *: offspring of our .author's creative imagination.

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