Observations, Moral, Literary, and Antiquarian: Made During a Tour Through the Pyrennees, South of France, Switzerland, the Whole of Italy and the Netherlands in the Years 1814 and 1815, Volume 2

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T. Davison, Whitefriars, 1818 - Europe

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Page 90 - ... Smooth to the shelving brink a copious flood Rolls fair and placid; where collected all In one impetuous torrent, down the steep It thundering shoots, and shakes the country round. At first an azure sheet, it rushes broad; Then whitening by degrees, as prone it falls, And from the loud-resounding rocks below Dash'd in a cloud of foam, it sends aloft A hoary mist, and forms a ceaseless shower.
Page 41 - Where western gales eternally reside, And all the Seasons lavish all their pride ; Blossoms, and fruits, and flowers, together rise, And the whole year in gay confusion lies.
Page 125 - Or can it mix them with that matchless skill, And lose them in each other, as appears In every bud that blows ? If fancy then Unequal fails beneath the pleasing task, Ah, what shall language do ? Ah, where find words Ting'd with so many colours...
Page 66 - Chi va lontan da la sua patria, vede cose, da quel che giÓ credea, lontane; che narrandole poi, non se gli crede, e stimato bugiardo ne rimane: che '1 sciocco vulgo non gli vuol dar fede, se non le vede e tocca chiare e piane.
Page 38 - Spelunca alta fuit vastoque immanis hiatu, Scrupea, tuta lacu nigro nemorumque tenebris, Quam super haud ullae poterant impune volantes Tendere iter pennis : talis sese halitus atris 240 Faucibus effundens supera ad convexa ferebat ; [Unde locum Graii dixerunt nomine Aornon...
Page 79 - I know that whosoever wishes to consult his ease or his health had better not enter the lists with such opponents. In large cities, in coming out of one house you are fairly hunted till you get into another: the fraternity, however, appear to have this point of etiquette, that only one hunts you at a time ; but before you are out of...
Page 207 - The mountain-shadows on her breast Were neither broken nor at rest; In bright uncertainty they lie, Like future joys to Fancy's eye.
Page 11 - Terra tulit neque quis me sit devinctior alter. O qui complexus et gaudia quanta fuerunt ! Nil ego contulerim jucundo sanus amico.
Page 84 - School-house*, and set the example^ upon their own estates, of building decent cottages, so that the Irish peasant may have, at least, the comforts of an " English Sow ;" for an English farmer would refuse to eat the flesh of a hog, so lodged and fed as an Irish peasant is.
Page 132 - Di quel che disse il Re, molto contento Rimaner parve il giovine Romano. Dunque, fermati in tal proponimento, Cercar molte montagne e molto piano : Trovaro al fin, secondo il loro intento, Una figliuola d' uno ostiero Ispano, Che tenea albergo al porto di Valenza, Bella di modi e bella di presenza.

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