Belgium and the Rhine

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D. Bogue, 1852 - 358 páginas
 

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Página 62 - The castled crag of Drachenfels("> Frowns o'er the wide and winding Rhine, Whose breast of waters broadly swells Between the banks which bear the vine, And hills all rich with blossom'd trees, And fields which promise corn and wine, And scatter'd cities crowning these, Whose far white walls along them shine, Have strew'da scene, which I should see With double joy wert thou with me ! 2.
Página 247 - Beneath these battlements, within those walls, Power dwelt amidst her passions ; in proud state Each robber chief upheld his armed halls, Doing his evil will, nor less elate Than mightier heroes of a longer date.
Página 161 - Brief, brave, and glorious was his young career, — His mourners were two hosts, his friends and foes; And fitly may the stranger lingering here Pray for his gallant spirit's bright repose; For he was Freedom's champion, one of those, The few in number, who had not o'erstept The charter to chastise which she bestows On such as wield her weapons; he had kept The whiteness of his soul, and thus men o'er him wept.
Página 63 - And peasant girls, with deep blue eyes, And hands which offer early flowers, Walk smiling o'er this paradise ; Above, the frequent feudal towers Through green leaves lift their walls of gray, And many a rock which steeply lowers, And noble arch in proud decay, Look o'er this vale of vintage-bowers.
Página 66 - Nature ! for who teems like thee, Thus on the banks of thy majestic Rhine ? There Harold gazes on a work divine, A blending of all beauties ; streams and dells, Fruit, foliage, crag, wood, cornfield, mountain, vine, And chiefless castles breathing stern farewells From gray but leafy walls, where Ruin greenly dwells.
Página 2 - Passports are granted to persons who are either known to the Secretary of State or recommended to him by some person who is known to him; or upon the written application of any Banking Firm established in London, or in any other part of the United Kingdom.
Página 309 - The principal works of RUBENS are (82.) a Pieta, the dead body of Christ laid on a stone table, covered with straw, mourned over by the Virgin. " This is one of his most careful pictures ; the characters are of a higher style of beauty than usual, particularly the Mary Magdalen, weeping, with her hand clenched. The colouring of the Christ and the Virgin is of a most beautiful and delicate pearly tint, opposed by the strong high colouring of St.
Página 306 - The greatest peculiarity of this composition is the contrivance of the white sheet on which the body of Jesus lies : this circumstance was probably what induced Rubens to adopt the composition. He well knew what effect white linen, opposed to flesh, must have, with his powers of colouring, — a circumstance which was not likely to enter into the mind of an Italian painter...
Página 311 - Sienna, (Sir Joshua calls her St. Rosaria), at the feet of Christ, and St. Dominick. " A sepulchral lamp, and a flambeau reversed are here introduced, to show that Christ is dead : two little angels are represented on each side of the cross, and a larger angel below. The two little ones look like embryos, and have a bad effect ; and the large angel is not painted with equal success to many other parts of the picture. The shadows are too red, and the locks of the hair are all painted in a hard and...

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