The Continent in 1835: Sketches in Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Savoy, and France; Including Historical Notices; and Statements Relative to the Existing Aspect of the Protestant Religion in Those Countries, Volume 2

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Saunders and Otley, 1836

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Page 78 - In vain for him th' officious wife prepares The fire fair-blazing and the vestment warm; In vain his little children, peeping out Into the mingling storm, demand their sire, With tears of artless innocence. Alas ! Nor wife, nor children, more shall he behold, Nor friends, nor sacred home. On every nerve The deadly Winter seizes; shuts up sense; And, o'er his inmost vitals creeping cold, Lays him along the snows, a stiffened corse, Stretch'd out, and bleaching in the northern blast.
Page 127 - To fetters, and the damp vault's dayless gloom, Their country conquers with their martyrdom, And Freedom's fame finds wings on every wind. Chillon! thy prison is a holy place, And thy sad floor an altar for 'twas trod, Until his very steps have left a trace Worn, as if thy cold pavement were a sod, By Bonnivard ! May none those marks efface ! For they appeal from tyranny to God.
Page 127 - A double dungeon wall and wave Have made and like a living grave. Below the surface of the lake The dark vault lies...
Page 31 - WHO first beholds those everlasting clouds, Seed-time and harvest, morning, noon and night, Still where they were, steadfast, immovable ; ' Who first beholds the Alps that mighty chain Of Mountains, stretching on from east to west, So massive, yet so shadowy, so ethereal, As to belong rather to Heaven than Earth But instantly receives into his soul A sense, a feeling that he loses not, A something that informs him 'tis a moment Whence he may date henceforward and for ever...
Page 61 - Broods o'er the sleeping waters; not a sound Breaks its most breathless hush. The sweet moon flings Her pallid lustre on the hills around, Turning the snows and ices that have crowned Since chaos reigned each vast...
Page 137 - By the way that he came, by the same shall he return, and shall not come into this city, saith the Lord. For I will defend this city, to save it, for mine own sake,and for my servant David's sake.
Page 300 - ... of the marine, and Villele, of finance. Ultra royalism was now triumphant; the right side seemed satisfied, and the left formed but a feeble opposition. The new ministry immediately withdrew the proposition for a continuation of the censorship, which, therefore, expired, Feb. 5, 1822. But the trial of all offences of the press was taken from the jury, principally through the influence of the lawyers of the right centre. As it was now too late to discuss the budget of 1822, A provisional supply...
Page 146 - Gothic edifice, of the early part of the fifteenth century; and is said to have been designed by the same architect who superintended the finishing of the Munster at Strasburg.
Page 83 - Stands the magnificent Montblanc ! His brow Scarred with ten thousand thunders, most sublime, Even as though risen from the world below To mark the progress of Decay : by clime, Storm, blight, fire, earthquake...
Page 83 - The eternal mountains momently are peering Through the blue clouds that mantle them ; on high Their glittering crests majestically rearing, More like to children of the infinite sky, Than of the daedal earth. Triumphantly, Prince of the whirlwind ! Monarch of the scene ! Mightiest where all are mighty ! from the eye Of mortal man half hidden by the screen Of mists that moat his base from Arve's dark, deep ravine, in.

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