Notes and reflections during a ramble in Germany, by the author of 'Recollections in the Peninsula'.

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Page 400 - Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower; We will grieve not, rather find Strength in what remains behind; In the primal sympathy Which having been must ever be; In the soothing thoughts that spring Out of human suffering; In the faith that looks through death, In the years that bring the philosophic mind.
Page 232 - But, when the milder beams of mercy play, He melts, and throws his cumbrous cloak away ; Lightning and thunder (heaven's artillery) As harbingers before th' Almighty fly : Those but proclaim his style, and disappear ; The stiller sound succeeds, and God is there.
Page 96 - THE wise man sees his winter close Like evening on a summer day; Each age, he knows, its roses bears, Its mournful moments and its gay. Thus would I dwell with pleasing thought Upon my spring of youthful pride ; Yet, like the festive dancer, glad To rest in peace at eventide.
Page 61 - ... humanized, refined, and blessed our world below, as the high place in man's esteem and tender reverence which the minstrel of the Middle Ages did first assign to them, and the knights of chivalry in brave accord confirm. At the time of my visit attempts were being made to restore the gallery, and indeed anxiety seems awakened to preserve all parts of the castle from further decay- The young Duke of Weimar seems in this to be the chief mover, and a very praiseworthy undertaking it is. His frequent...
Page 23 - ... enterprises, and was forced to vomit up what he had wrongfully swallowed down. The ship he had bought in his own name, and set out at his own charge, upon hopes of great matters, by taking in goods and passengers for the company on the account of freight, and so to be delivered here, but though the lot be cast into the lap, the whole disposing thereof is of the Lord...
Page 218 - The loved hour of repose is striking ; let us come to the sun-set tree ; let us lie down in the pleasant shade. Oh ! how sweet is rest after labour! How I pity those who lie all day on the couch of down, and are fatigued with doing nothing ! They know not the sweetness of rest like ours :. sweet is this hour of repose, and sweet is the repose of the...
Page 393 - Upon a sarcophagus of white marble lay a sheet, and the outline of the human form was plainly visible beneath its folds. The person with me reverently turned it back, and displayed the statue of his queen. It is a portrait statue...
Page 195 - Tyrol more remarkable than the kellerin : she is a personage of the first importance; she makes all charges, and receives all payments ; for which purpose she wears a large leathern pocket, or purse, which, like the tradesman's till, is emptied each evening. She is intrusted with all the household stores ; she brings each traveller his meal, and blesses it; she brings him his wine-cup, and it is yet the custom, with all old Tyrolers, that she should, at least, put her lips to it. She is always addressed...
Page 218 - Sabbath day ; but sweeter will be the repose of that long Sabbath, when we all rest from our labours, in the presence of our Heavenly Father ! There will be no sun to burn us ; there will be no toil, no pain, no poverty, no sorrow, no sin, but sweet and long will be our rest in heaven.
Page 195 - Though I am never likely to forget the house, yet cannot I tell any one who may ramble after me whether it be a Rose, or a Crown, or a Golden Lion, that hangs dangling before it. Here was an elderly landlady, a pattern of kind hospitality and motherly propriety, two fair daughters, clean and modest, and a stout and trusty kellerin, with black petticoat of ample folds, and keys enough, in number and size, for the warder of a castle. Her guardianship, however, is not over turrets and dungeons, but...

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