Visit to Northern Europe: Or, Sketches Descriptive, Historical, Political and Moral, of Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland, and the Free Cities of Hamburg and Lubeck, Containing Notices of the Manners and Customs, Commerce ... Arts and Sciences ... and Religion, of Those Countries and Cities, Volume 1

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J.S. Taylor & Company, 1842 - Finland
 

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Page 199 - And I have loved thee, Ocean ! and my joy Of youthful sports was on thy breast to be Borne, like thy bubbles, onward : from a boy I wantoned with thy breakers — they to me Were a delight : and if the freshening sea Made them a terror — 'twas a pleasing fear, For I was as it were a child of thee, And trusted to thy billows far and near, And laid my hand upon thy mane — as I do here.
Page 318 - Denmark in 1692, thirty-two years after this singular transaction, makes the curious observation — ' that in the Roman Catholic religion there is a resisting principle to absolute civil power, from the division of authority with the head of the Church at Rome ; but in the north, the Lutheran church is entirely subservient to the civil power, and the whole of (he northern people of Protestant countries, have lost tJieir liberties ever since they changed their religion for a better.
Page 259 - In fight ! O North Sea, VESSEL'S thunders light Thy murky sky ! His foemen shrink with strange affright, For death and terror round him fight : Sad Gothland hears the bolts that light Thy murky sky. He gleams proud Denmark's shaft of war : The foe must own his brighter star ; They fly ! Thou road for Danes to power and praise, Dark — heaving wave ! Receive my friend, by valour's rays Led through thy wild and boisterous ways ! Guide the bold Youth to power and praise, Dark — heaving wave ! And...
Page 210 - ... as if they lay on dry land. This harbour is capacious enough to hold five hundred sail, where neither wind nor enemies can do them the least mischief. The road without is very good and safe ; being fenced from the sea by a large sandbank, on the points of which float always a couple of buoys to direct all ships that come in or go out. Here are no tides to fear; but always a sufficient depth of water: sometimes, indeed, according as the winds blow in or out of the *• ' • The eiiter of our...
Page 203 - Mid smoke and spray ; His fierce artillery flash' d so fast, That Swedish wrecks were round him cast, And lost each hostile stern and mast, Mid smoke and spray. Fly, Sweden, fly ! nor hope to win Where Christian dauntless mingles in The fray ! NILS YULE beheld the tempest grow ; " The day is right !" Aloft he bade the red flag glow, And shot for shot he dealt the foe.
Page 258 - Mid smoke and spray. Fly, Swedes, fly! No hope to win Where Christian dauntless mingles in The fray! / Niels Juul beheld the tempest grow. "The day is right!
Page 286 - I am sure too much necessity depresses the spirits. " Every year, on the king's birth-day, they have a kind of act in the University of Copenhagen. The king honours them with his presence, and the Rector magnificus harangues him with a Latin speech, full of as fulsome flattery as if Louis le Grand were the monarch to be entertained, and a fawning Jesuit the orator. At certain periods, there are a few Danish verses sung by the ordinary singing boys, to very indifferent music ; and so the farce ends.
Page 318 - ... the North, the Lutheran church is entirely subservient to the civil power, and the whole of the Northern people of Protestant countries, have lost their liberties ever since they changed their religion for a better.' .... 'The blind obedience which is destructive of natural liberty, is...
Page 285 - ... Molesworth had therefore good reason when he expressed himself in the following manner of the state of religion, of the clergy, and of learning, in the reign of Christian the Fifth. " Denmark has formerly produced very learned men, such as the famous mathematician Tycho Brahe, the Bartholines for physick and anatomy, Borrichius, who died lately, and bequeathed a considerable legacy to the University of Copenhagen. But at present learning is there at a very low ebb ; yet Latin is more commonly...
Page 210 - is one of the best in the world, because of the excellency of its port; so that without doubt, were Copenhagen a free city, it would be the mart and staple of all the traffic of the Baltic. The port is enclosed by the bulwarks of the town, the entrance into it being so narrow that but one ship can pass at a time. This entrance is every night shut up with a strong boom. The...

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