Letters from England, Volumen 2

Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, 1808

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Página 351 - The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD'S : but the earth hath he given to the children of men.
Página 271 - Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? Why then is not the health of the daughter of my peopic recovered?
Página 79 - Devil, before furnaces which are never suffered to cool, and breathing in vapours which inevitably produce disease and death;— the poor would never do these things unless they were miserably poor, unless they were in that state of abject poverty which precludes instruction, and by destroying all hope for the future, reduces man like the brutes, to seek for nothing beyond the gratification of present wants.
Página 254 - I am an Englishman, and naked I stand here, Musing in my mynde what rayment I shall were, For now I will ware this, and now I will were that, Now I will were I cannot tell what,
Página 349 - ... pair ; and to get him to trust me until my Master sent me money to pay him. I was that day going to London, fully determined to bespeak them as I rode through the town. However, when I passed the shop I forgot it ; but when I came to London I called on Mr. Croucher, a shoemaker in Shepherd's Market, who told me a parcel was left there for me, but what it was he knew not. I opened it, and behold there was a pair of leather breeches, with a note in them ! the substance of which was, to the best...
Página 45 - The filth is sickening: filthy as some of our old towns may be, their dirt is inoffensive; it lies in idle heaps, which annoy none but those who walk within the little reach of their effluvia. But here it is active and moving, a living principle of mischief, which fills the whole atmosphere and penetrates everywhere, spotting and staining everything, and getting into the pores and nostrils. I feel as if my throat wanted sweeping like an English chimney.
Página 72 - It would have been in vain to argue had I been disposed to it. Mr. was a man of humane and kindly nature, who would not himself use any thing cruelly, and judged of others by his own feelings. I thought of the cities in Arabian romance, where all the inhabitants were enchanted: here Commerce is the queen witch, and I had no talisman strong enough to disenchant those who were daily drinking of the golden cup of her charms. We purchase English cloth, English muslins, English buttons, &c. and admire...
Página 204 - ... and not of stone, so that on a nearer view they disgrace and disfigure the edifice. Imagine this seen over a wide plain, this the only object, than which the power of man could produce no finer. The nearer we approached, the more dreary was the country, it was one wide fen, the more beautiful the City, and the more majestic the Cathedral; never was an edifice...
Página 206 - ... middle. The hours are struck upon it with a hammer. I should tell you, that the method of sounding bells in England is not by striking, but by swinging them ; no bell, however, which approaches nearly to the size of this is ever moved, except this; it is swung on Whitsunday, and when the judges arrive to try the prisoners...
Página 75 - London, where, three generations ago, there were not an hundred; a thousand hackney coaches are licensed in the same city, where at the same distance of time there was not one; they whose grandfathers dined at noon from wooden trenchers, and upon the produce of their own farms, sit down by the light of waxen tapers to be served upon silver, and to partake of delicacies from the four quarters of the globe. But the...

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