Europe Viewed Through American Spectacles

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J.B. Lippincott & Company, 1874 - Europe - 312 pages

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Page 197 - Nothing, then, was to be heard but the shrieks of women, the screams of children, and the cries of men ; some calling for their children, others for their parents, others for their husbands, and only distinguishing each other by their voices ; one lamenting his own fate, another that of his family ; some wishing to die, from the very fear of dying ; some lifting their hands to the gods ; but the greater part imagining that the last and cterixal night was come, which was to destroy both the gods*...
Page 208 - Sundays and other days and half days declared by law to be holidays or half-holidays, from nine o'clock in the morning until five o'clock in the afternoon...
Page 243 - Two of the fairest stars in all the heaven, Having some business, do entreat her eyes To twinkle in their spheres till they return. What if her eyes were there, they in her head The brightness of her cheek would shame those stars, As daylight doth a lamp; her eye in heaven Would through the airy region stream so bright, That birds would sing, and think it were not night.
Page 197 - At length a glimmering light appeared, which we imagined to be rather the forerunner of an approaching burst of flames, as in truth it was, than the return of day. However, the fire fell at a distance from us : then again we were immersed in thick darkness, and a heavy shower of ashes rained upon us, which we were obliged every now and then to shake off, otherwise we should have been crushed and buried in the heap.
Page 248 - Nor misty, are the mountains there, — Softly sublime, profusely fair ! Up to their summits clothed in green And fruitful as the vales between They lightly rise And scale the skies, And groves and gardens still abound, For where no shoot Could else take root The peaks are shelved and terraced round ; Earthward appear in mingled growth The mulberry and maize, — above, The trellised vine extends to both The leafy shade they love.
Page 239 - I STOOD in Venice on the Bridge of Sighs, A palace and a prison on each hand ; I saw from out the wave her structures rise As from the stroke of the enchanter's wand...
Page 312 - This is a charming work, charmingly written, and no one who reads it can lay it down without feeling impressed with the superior talent of its gifted author. BY HIS OWN MIGHT. From the German. By MS i2mo. Fine cloth. $1.50. "A story of intense interest, well wrought.
Page 312 - COUNTESS GISELA. From the German of E. MARLITT, author of " Gold Elsie,
Page 148 - Every encouragement is given to those who relinquish the idea of abandoning their offspring, and consent to support them at home. Of the children received in the hospital, those that are healthy are put out to nurse in the country, those that are sickly are retained at the hospital as long as requisite. Nurses from the country, of good character, arrive daily at the hospital in. search of employment of this nature, and receive from 4 fr.

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