Sketches of Germany and the Germans: With a Glance at Poland, Hungary, & Switzerland in 1834, 1835, and 1836, Volumen 1

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Whittaker, 1836 - 365 páginas

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Página 53 - He who hath bent him o'er the dead Ere the first day of death is fled, The first dark day of nothingness, The last of danger and distress, (Before Decay's effacing fingers Have swept the lines where beauty lingers...
Página 95 - And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. I have fed you with milk, and not with meat : for hitherto ye were not able to bear it. Neither yet now are ye able.
Página 53 - Appals the gazing mourner's heart, As if to him it could impart The doom he dreads, yet dwells upon; Yes, but for these and these alone, Some moments, ay, one treacherous hour, He still might doubt the tyrant's power; So fair, so calm, so softly seal'd, The first, last look by death reveal'd!
Página 302 - Philadelphia, he soon started a mail from each of these cities three times a week in summer and once a week in winter. To get an answer from Boston a Philadelphian had been obliged to wait six weeks; the time was quickly reduced to three weeks.
Página 293 - Who o'er the herd would wish to reign, Fantastic, fickle, fierce, and vain ! Vain as the leaf upon the stream, And fickle as a changeful dream ; Fantastic as a woman's mood, And fierce as Frenzy's fever'd blood.
Página 95 - I have fed you with milk and not with meat," says St. Paul, " for ye were not able to bear it ; neither yet are ye able ;" he evidently implies a hope that they (ie not some future generation, but those very individuals) will be able to bear it : nay, he is evidently reproaching them for not being already better qualified for the reception of divine Truth. Indeed the very similitude of babes, of itself draws our attention...
Página 275 - He amused not a little the large circle that had gathered round him on the evening I first met him, with anecdotes of my lion-hunting countrymen. During the travelling season, he informed us, he frequently received a dozen notes in a day, each requesting the honour of an interview. The best bust of this distinguished man is by Rauch, and his portrait by Kolbe, of Dusseldorf, is a very accurate likeness.
Página 44 - The dreary crags on each side arose to such an altitude, as to exclude all prospect over the adjacent country ; and, in truth, the scenery was so wild, and the signs of human habitation so few, that a traveller might deem he had arrived in a country in a state of infancy ; and the appearance of the castle of Reinach, with its majestic towers, is hailed with pleasure. From this place a succession of picturesque rocks, ruins, villages, and lofty hills finely wooded, accompany us to Aschach, •where...
Página 178 - Those to the left are numerous, spacious, and lofty, while the others, though smaller, are more varied in their fantastic forms. As we advance they become more elevated, and the columns more majestic, till, after traversing two leagues in the heart of the earth, our progress is terminated by a deep subterranean lake. It would be impossible to describe, with any degree of accuracy, the varied natural architecture of this city of stalactites. In one place we appear wandering through the aisles of a...
Página 234 - ... cliffs, cut and intersected like those already described. From the farther bank, the plain gradually elevates itself into an irregular amphitheatre, terminated by a lofty, but rounded range of mountains. The striking feature is, that in the bosom of this amphitheatre, a plain of the most varied beauty, huge columnar hills start up at once from the ground, at great distances from each other, overlooking, in lonely and solemn grandeur, each its own portion of the domain. They are monuments which...

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