A Tour in Switzerland: Or a View of the Present State of the Governments and Manners of Those Cantons...

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G.G. and J. Robinson, 1798
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Page 203 - Or wak'd to extafy the living lyre. But knowledge to their eyes her ample page Rich with the fpoils of time did ne'er unroll ; Chill penury reprefs'd their noble rage, And froze the genial current of the foul.
Page 151 - Les dépouilles de son host enrichirent fort ces pauvres gens de Suisses , qui , de prime face , ne connurent les biens qu'ils eurent en leur main , et par espécial les plus ignorants. Un des plus beaux et riches pavillons du monde , fut départi en plusieurs pièces. Il y en eut qui vendirent une grande quantité de plats et d'écuelles d'argent , pour deux grands blancs la pièce, cuidant que ce fust estaing.
Page 278 - By wintry famine rous'd, from all the tract Of horrid mountains which the shining Alps, And wavy Apennine, and Pyrenees, Branch out stupendous into distant lands; Cruel as death, and hungry as the grave; Burning for blood; bony, and gaunt, and grim. Assembling wolves in raging troops descend; And, pouring o'er the country, bear along, Keen as the north wind sweeps the glossy snow. All is their prize.
Page 29 - And rapture fo' oft beheld ? thofe heav'nly fhapes Will dazzle now this earthly with their blaze Infufferably bright. O might I here In folitude live favage, in fome glade 1085 Obfcur'd, where higheft woods, impenetrable To ftar or fun-light, fpread their umbrage broad And brown as evening : Cover me, ye Pines, Ye Cedars, with innumerable boughs Hide me, where I may never fee them more.
Page 73 - O'erwhelms the sober pomp of elder days: Corruption follows with gigantic stride And scarce vouchsafes his shameless front to hide; The spreading leprosy taints ev'ry part, Infects each limb, and sickens at the heart. Simplicity! most dear of rural maids, Weeping resigns her violated shades; Stern independence from his glebe retires And anxious freedom eyes her drooping fires: By foreign wealth are British morals changed, And Afric's sons, and India's, smile avenged.
Page 295 - Where chernic nature myftic wealth diftills. " For thee my fylphs in diftant lands fhall trace, " Where, far diffufed, my vivifying powers *' Awake, ungrateful bard, in blufhing grace, ** To life and love, awake thy wedded flowers. ** F«r thee— but ah, my penfive form he fli«s. ** For nymphs of golden locks, and florid hue ! " No charms have fnow-white tints, or azure , " eyes," She wept, and folded in a cloud, withdrew.
Page 39 - ... the rights of the people as their own privileges, and who encourage...
Page 17 - And rectify the will; Where midst some vast expanse, the mind Which swelling virtue fires, Forgets that earth it leaves behind, And to its heaven aspires; Where far along the...
Page 295 - Or flirouvl thee in unfathom'd folds of fnow ! " Come not in hoftile garb ! — with fofter art, " With dearer power, my yielding fpirit feize, " Wake thy rich lyre, and melt my gelid heart « With incenfe fweeter than the weftern breeze. " Thy mufe fliall mount my Lammer-Geyer's wing, «« Pafs o'er my untrod heights, with daring courfe, » While the cold genii of each new-born fpring " For thee unlock the river's viewlefs fource.
Page 189 - ... the blessing most frequently and fully descends — God loveth the gates of Sion more than all the tabernacles of Jacob. But will hearing a discourse on fire warm a man ? on meat, feed him ? on medicine, cure him ? If not, no more will it save us to know all about the Saviour.

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