Meyer's Universum or views of the Most remarkable places and objects of all countries

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Página 44 - Yes ! where is he, the champion and the child Of all that's great or little, wise or wild ? Whose game was empires, and whose stakes were thrones ? Whose table earth — whose dice were human bones ? Behold the grand result in yon lone isle, And, as thy nature urges, weep or smile.
Página 5 - ... like foiled patriots, and soon after, hopeless of our principles, went over to the other side too ! I advise all people going to Niagara to suspend making a note in their journal till the last day of their visit. You might as well teach a child the magnitude of the heavens by pointing to the sky with your finger, as comprehend Niagara in a day. It has to create its own mighty place in your mind. You have no comparison through which it can enter. It is too vast. The imagination shrinks from it....
Página 5 - ... as it will, of your perpetual thought, you feel, all at once, like one who has compassed the span of some almighty problem. It has stretched itself within you. Your capacity has attained the gigantic standard and you feel an elevation and breadth of nature, that could measure girth and stature of a seraph. " — WILLIS. THE TOWER OF LOÏDOH. Britannia!
Página 5 - After haunting its precipices, and looking on its solemn waters for seven days, sleeping with its wind-played monotony in your ears, dreaming, and returning to it till it has grown the one object, as it will, of your perpetual thought, you feel, all at once, like one who has compassed the span of some almighty problem. It has stretched itself within you. Your capacity...
Página 5 - We walked back to our bottle like foiled patriots, and soon after, hopeless of our principles, went over to the other side too ! I advise all people going to Niagara to suspend making a note in their journal till the last day of their visit. You might as well teach a child the magnitude of the heavens by pointing to the sky with your finger, as comprehend Niagara in a day. It has to create its own mighty place in your mind. You have no comparison through which it can enter. It is too vast. The imagination...
Página 278 - The edict has gone forth — the era of privilege and proscription must pass. No more shall it be proclaimed in the high places of this nation that to him that hath shall be given, while from him that hath not shall be taken e'en that which he hath.
Página 58 - ... of colossal pillars, eight of which stand at the two ends, and seventeen at each side. The interior is a vast hall of marble, whose richly checkered ceiling is supported by two rows of Ionic columns. The frieze that passes around the hall, is decorated with bas-reliefs, executed by Wagner in...
Página 4 - ... made many years ago to rescue some shipwrecked Indians, who had clambered upon the rock, and seemed destined to perish by starvation, led to the discovery that, on one side, the stream could be passed, and after indescribable labor, the garrison of Fort Niagara succeeded in driving iron posts into the rocky bed, from shore to shore, upon which a bridge was laid, and by this means they attained the object of their humane efforts. Afterwards this bridge was firmly secured, and it is now crossed...
Página 3 - Canada in fire broad basins, and form the largest lakes of the western Continent: — Lake Superior, Huron, Michigan, Erie and Ontario. They are connected with each other by the descending river, which, as it emerges from lake Ontario, takes the name of the St. Lawrence, whose waves, for a distance of more than seven hundred miles, roll majestically towards the Atlantic ocean. The channel that connects Lake Erie with Lake Ontario, (the latter lies about three hundred and fifty feet lower, than the...
Página 3 - ... of silence and repose, or from lessening the enjoyment of the solitude. — Amid highly cultivated landscapes imagination labors in vain to soar to a lofty pitch. Civilization which it meets on every side, weighs, as it were, like lead upon its wings. But in those still fresh and primeval spots the soul can bathe in the ocean of forests, rock upon the waves of the streams, and blend with nature in unfettered freedom. Imagine a traveller wrapped in such feelings, when suddenly he hears a strange,...

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