Pyrenaica; or, A history of the viscounts of Béarn to the death of Henry iv, with the life of that monarch

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1855
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Page ix - There are several circumstances in the climate of Pau which render it a favourable residence for a certain class of invalids. The atmosphere, when it does not rain, is dry, and the weather fine, and there are neither fogs nor cold piercing winds. The characteristic quality of the climate, however, is the...
Page 176 - Vive Henri Quatre! Vive le Koi vaillant! Ce diable a quatre A le triple talent, De boire et de battre, Et d'etre un vert galant...
Page x - Rome, the spring is 5^° warmer than the former, and only 2^-° colder than the latter. The mildness of the spring, and its little liability to winds, render this place favourable in chronic affections of the larynx, trachea, and bronchi. In gastritic dyspepsia Dr. Playfair has found it beneficial, and he has seen it useful in a few cases of asthma. With delicate children, also, he found the climate agree well, especially when they removed to the mountains during the summer.
Page 144 - Raising his eyes to heaven, he invoked God to witness the justice of his cause. " But, Lord," said he, " if it has pleased Thee to ordain otherwise, or if Thou seest that I shall be one of those kings whom Thou givest in thine anger, take from me my life and crown together, and may my blood be the last that shall be shed in this quarrel.
Page 8 - I cannot fully describe, and which, after six years' residence, and daily familiarity with the scene, I am still capable of feeling. How often have I seen the wonder-struck tourist passing hour after hour, his eyes fixed intently on the glorious panorama, stroll away awhile, but to return again and gaze his fancy real ; or on his tablet trace what was already traced on the faithful tablet of his memory.
Page 7 - I have seen the Bernese Alps more than once ; to say I did not admire them, would be to say I had no taste, feeling, or love of nature in me ; but I will admit that perhaps I did not sufficiently appreciate them, for I was younger, and had not seen all I have since seen.
Page 8 - I was paralyzed and motionless, enraptured, struck, not only with the might and majesty of the mountains, but with the variety and gentleness of the foreground. The winding river coming from afar, and sweeping beneath your feet, past the venerable castle, and losing itself in the distance ; the numerous villages, with their presiding...
Page 68 - Gascony that, at the end of every bridge, there is an oratory dedicated to the Virgin Mary, called for this reason ' Notre Dame deou cap deou poun.' At the end of the bridge of the Gave which leads to Jurancon, there then existed an oratory dedicated to the Blessed Virgin, famous for miracles, to which pregnant women were in the habit of vowing themselves in order to obtain a quick delivery. The king himself continued the words of the cantique, and had but just finished...
Page 180 - ... shout forth as many acclamations to his glory as he has done benefits to France. He was a Hercules, who cut off the head of the Hydra by overturning the League. He was greater than Alexander and greater than Pompey, because he was as valiant, but he was more just; he gamed as many victories, but he gained more hearts. He conquered the Gauls as well as Julius Caesar ; but he conquered them to give them liberty, while Caesar subjugated them to enslave them. THE END. •^ 1 < YD 18871 UCBERKELEY...
Page 128 - ... philanthropist, is a carefully thought out scheme to find a place of refuge and permanent home for free black Americans. Africa, Clarkson felt, was unfit. But Haiti, under Henri Christophe, offered great possibilities. "I know the power of his Talents," the Englishman wrote, "and the liberality of his mind. I believe if he goes on as he has begun, that he will be handed down to Posterity as the Father of his People, and among the best of Kings.

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