A Tour in Switzerland, Or, A View of the Present State of the Governments and Manners of Those Cantons: With Comparative Sketches of the Present State of Paris, Volume 1

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G.G. and J. Robinson, 1798 - Paris (France) - 354 pages
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Page 277 - But there, where I have garner'd up my heart, Where either I must live or bear no life, The fountain from the which my current runs, Or else dries up ; to be discarded thence...
Page 277 - I should have found in some place of my soul A drop of patience : but, alas, to make me A fixed figure for the time of scorn To point his slow unmoving finger at...
Page 33 - No pleasing intricacies intervene, No artful wildness to perplex the scene ; Grove nods at grove, each alley has a brother, And half the platform just reflects the other.
Page 24 - ... in a flat purfe of morocco leather, only large enough to contain a few louis, at the fide of her neck, and giving her fnuff-box and her pocket-handkerchief to the care of the gentleman who attends her, and to whom fhe applies for them whenever fhe has occafion.
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