Notes of Traveller: During a Tour Through England, France, and Switzerland, in 1828

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G. & C. & H. Carvill, Broadway. Clark & Raser, printers., 1831 - 264 pages

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Page 130 - The moon on the east oriel shone, Through slender shafts of shapely stone, By foliaged tracery combined ; Thou would'st have thought some fairy's hand, 'Twixt poplars straight, the osier wand, In many a freakish knot had twined ; Then framed a spell, when the work was done, And changed the willow- wreaths to stone.
Page 74 - O'er youth's bright locks, and beauty's flowery crown, Yet must thou hear a voice restore the dead ! Earth shall reclaim her precious things from thee ! Restore the dead, thou sea ! BRING FLOWERS.
Page 255 - Where taming thought to human pride !The mighty chiefs sleep side by side. Drop upon Fox's grave the tear, 'Twill trickle to his rival's bier ; O'er PITT'S the mournful requiem sound, And Fox's shall the notes rebound. The solemn echo seems to cry, ' Here let their discord with them die. Speak not for those a separate doom, Whom Fate made Brothers in the tomb ; But search the land of living men, Where wilt thou find their like agen...
Page 173 - And everybody praised the duke, Who such a fight did win." "But what good came of it at last?" Quoth little Peterkin. "Why, that I cannot tell," said he; "But 'twas a famous victory.
Page 116 - To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible if it were endeavoured, and would be foolish if it were possible. Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses ; whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings.
Page 216 - Therefore disputed he in the synagogue with the Jews, and with the devout persons, and in the market daily with them that met with him.
Page 122 - Gothic tower, its windows rich with tracery and painted glass in scrupulous preservation ; its stately monuments of warriors and worthies of the olden time, ancestors of the present lords of the soil ; its tombstones, recording successive generations of sturdy yeomanry whose progeny still plough the same fields and kneel at the same altar ; the parsonage, a quaint, irregular pile, partly antiquated, but repaired and altered in the tastes of...
Page 238 - MIDNIGHT, and yet no eye Through all the Imperial City closed in sleep ! Behold her streets a-blaze With light that seems to kindle the red sky, Her myriads swarming through the crowded ways ! Master and slave, old age and infancy. All, all abroad to gaze...
Page 50 - ... regions of the north all the luxuries of the south; has diffused the light of knowledge and the charities of cultivated life ; and has thus bound together those scattered portions of the human race, between which nature seemed to have thrown an insurmountable barrier. We one day descried some shapeless object drifting at a distance. At sea everything that breaks the monotony of the surrounding expanse attracts attention.
Page 121 - The great charm, however, of English scenery is the moral feeling that seems to pervade it. It is associated in the mind with ideas of order, of quiet, of sober, well-established principles, of hoary usage and reverend custom. Every thing seems to be the growth of ages of regular and peaceful existence.

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