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 páginas
 

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Página 29 - Smack went the whip, round went the wheels, Were never folk so glad ; The stones did rattle underneath, As if Cheapside were mad.
Página 44 - Heavens! what a goodly prospect spreads around, Of hills, and dales, and woods, and lawns, and spires, And glittering towns, and gilded streams, till all The stretching landscape into smoke decays!
Página 68 - As many days as in one year there be, So many windows in this church we see; As many marble pillars here appear As there are hours throughout the fleeting year; As many gates as moons one year does view — Strange tale to tell! yet not more strange than true.
Página 62 - On the north the sea appeared like a noble river, varying from three to seven miles in breadth, between the banks of the opposite coast and those of the island which I inhabited. Immediately underneath me was a fine woody district of country, diversified by many pleasing objects. Distant towns were visible on the opposite shore. Numbers of ships occupied the sheltered station which this northern channel afforded them. The eye roamed with delight over an expanse of near and remote beauties, which...
Página 134 - ... there was then nothing of disorder discernible in his mind by any but himself, but he had withdrawn from study, and travelled with no other book than an English Testament, such as children carry to the school; when his friend took it into his hand, out of curiosity to see what companion a Man of Letters had chosen, 'I have but one book,' said Collins, 'but that is the best.
Página 127 - Up springs the lark, Shrill- voic'd, and loud, the messenger of morn: Ere yet the shadows fly, he mounted sings Amid the dawning clouds, and from their haunts Calls up the tuneful nations.
Página 75 - Sanctum ; in forming which the general plan has been varied ; tor this inner Temple represents two-thirds of a large oval, and a concomitant small oval, as in the outward Temple we find a large and a small circle. The large oval is formed by five pair of trilithons, or two large upright stones, with a third laid over them as an impost. , The placing of the imposts is also varied, for they are not continued all round, as in the outward circle* but are divided into pairs, thereby giving a...
Página 127 - Superior heard, run through the sweetest length Of notes, when listening Philomela deigns To let them joy, and purposes, in thought Elate, to make her night excel their day. The...
Página 76 - The ignorant rustic will, with a vacant stare, attribute it to the giants, or the mighty arch-fiend ; and the antiquary, equally uninformed as to its origin, will regret that its history is veiled in perpetual obscurity. The artist, on viewing these enormous masses, will wonder that art could thus rival nature in magnificence and picturesque effect.
Página 184 - Paris is a vast pile of tall and dirty alleys, of slaughter-houses and barbers' shops — an immense suburb huddled together within the walls so close, that you cannot see the loftiness of the buildings for the narrowness of the streets, and where all that is fit to live in, and best worth looking at, is turned out upon the quays, the boulevards, and their immediate vicinity.

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