The Oxonian in Norway: Or, Notes of Excursions in that Country in 1854-1855, Volumen1

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Hurst and Blackett, 1856 - 2 páginas
 

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Página 6 - Ye who love the haunts of Nature, Love the sunshine of the meadow, Love the shadow of the forest, Love the wind among the branches, And the rain-shower and the snowstorm, And the rushing of great rivers Through their palisades of pinetrees, And the thunder in the mountains, Whose innumerable echoes Flap like eagles in their eyries; — Listen to these wild traditions, To this Song of Hiawatha!
Página 235 - Full many a gem of purest ray serene The dark, unfathomed caves of ocean bear; Full many a flower is born to blush unseen, And waste its sweetness on the desert air.
Página 152 - He sets open a window in the coldest day or night, and stands before it. It may do with his constitution; but most people, amongst whom I am one, would say, with the frogs in the fable, " This may be sport to you, but it is death to us.
Página 189 - Charles the First walked and talked half an hour after his head was cut off,
Página 3 - The tree overthrown by the wind had more branches than roots." '•' The dog in the kennel barks at his fleas, but the dog who is hunting does not feel them.
Página 5 - ... go by all means. You will have a regular shooting-coat life of it ; no conventional bother, no fuss about external appearances, and you will meet with much that goes to the heart of an adventurous Englishman. Of course you will have to rough it— to live on the simplest fare ; but you will soon rise superior to all these petty drawbacks. Think of catching big trouU and char, bigger than ever you saw in England, and nothing to pay for the sport — no...
Página 104 - Hailing my companion to approach, I bid my man row straight for the monster. "I'll have a shot at all events," thought I, as I put a cap on my rifle, which was fortunately in the boat. But, alas! when I next looked towards the whereabout of the monster, he was nowhere to be seen. Quantities of bubbles were still visible, but the glistening coils, which I saw the moment before rolling along on the surface of the water, had disappeared ; and, though we carefully...
Página 44 - At first starting, we encountered another steep ascent, which rendered an extra horse requisite. Further on, we met many of the mountain peasantry returning from church. We stopped to survey them, much to their amusement. What beauty there was among the females was chiefly of the substantial and solid order. Their costumes were peculiar. Each wore a high shirt collar, like a man, with a thick silk kerchief tied behind. The upper garment was a sort of polka pelisse of blue cloth, very shortwaisted,...
Página 103 - ... from where I was. It was a black slimy object, seemingly about sixty feet long, as well as I could judge. I could not see its whole shape at once, but only parts of it, for it kept partially appearing and disappearing as it glided along. It could not be a fish, for no fish...
Página 4 - If you must sleep in a good hotel, and sit down to a table-d'h6te every day, then avoid Norway. In the whole country, which has a coast some two thousand miles long, there are not half-a-dozen hotels out of the modern capital, Christiania. I once heard, by the by, a sedate head of a house inquire whether the hotels in Lapland were comfortable.

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