Impressions, Thoughts, and Sketches: During Two Years in France and Switzerland

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Edward Moxon, 1844 - 343 páginas
 

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Página 309 - The seasons alter: hoary-headed frosts Fall in the fresh lap of the crimson rose, And on old Hiems' thin and icy crown An odorous chaplet of sweet summer buds Is, as in mockery, set...
Página 105 - O God ! I could be bounded in a nut-shell, and count myself a king of infinite space; were it not that I have bad dreams.
Página 252 - Or the unseen Genius of the wood. But let my due feet never fail To walk the studious cloister's pale, And love the high embowed roof, With antique pillars massy proof, And storied windows richly dight, Casting a dim religious light.
Página 306 - These are the forgeries of jealousy : And never, since the middle summer's spring Met we on hill, in dale, forest, or mead, By paved fountain, or by rushy brook, Or on the beached margent of the sea, To dance our ringlets to the whistling wind, But with thy brawls thou hast disturb'd our sport.
Página 307 - Contagious fogs ; which falling in the land Have every pelting river made so proud, That they have overborne their continents : The ox hath therefore stretch'd his yoke in vain, The ploughman lost his sweat, and the green corn Hath rotted ere his youth attain'da beard : The fold stands empty in the drowned field, And crows are fatted with the murrain flock, The nine men's morris...
Página 214 - Ceremony resembles that base coin which circulates through a country by the royal mandate ; it serves every purpose of real money at home, but is entirely useless if carried abroad : a person who should attempt to circulate his native trash in another country would be thought either ridiculous or culpable. He is truly well-bred, who knows when to value and when to despise those national peculiarities, which are regarded by some with so much observance ; a traveler of taste at once perceives that...
Página 31 - Beneath those rugged elms, that yew tree's shade, Where heaves the turf in many a mouldering heap, Each in his narrow cell for ever laid, The rude forefathers of the hamlet sleep.
Página 134 - Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that which endureth unto life everlasting, which the Son of Man will give you.
Página 309 - Therefore the Moon, the governess offloads, Pale in her anger, washes all the air ; And thorough this distemperature we see That rheumatic diseases do abound. — The old text has the last two of these lines transposed; which quite untunes the logic of the passage. The correction is Johnson's. P.
Página 323 - ... every year. He said he heard the supernatural voice several times before the fall of the avalanche. It was a great storm, and for four days snowed incessantly. When he first took out his dog, it showed symptoms of fear ; at last it would not go out at all ; so when he had the third time heard the low voice, which said, ' Go into the inner room,' he went in and knelt down to pray. While he was praying the avalanche fell, and in a moment every place, except the one little room where he was, was...

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