Traits of Travel: Or, Tales of Men and Cities, Volume 1

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Wells and Littly, 1829 - Electronic book - 230 pages
 

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Page 221 - O foolishness of men! that lend their ears To those budge doctors of the Stoic fur, And fetch their precepts from the Cynic tub, Praising the lean and sallow abstinence.
Page 132 - Tis past conjecture ; all things rise in proof: While o'er my limbs sleep's soft dominion spread, What, though my soul fantastic measures trod O'er fairy fields ; or mourn'd along the gloom Of pathless woods; or down the craggy steep Hurl'd headlong, swam with pain the mantled pool ; Or scaled the cliff; or danced on hollow winds, With antic shapes, wild natives of the brain...
Page 224 - Whatever earth, all-bearing mother, yields In India East or West, or middle shore In Pontus or the Punic coast, or where Alcinous reign'd ; fruit of all kinds, in coat Rough, or smooth rind, or bearded husk, or shell, She gathers, tribute large, and on the board Heaps with unsparing hand.
Page 133 - Fantastic passions! maddening brawl! And shame and terror over all ! Deeds to be hid which were not hid, Which all confused I could not know Whether I suffered, or I did : For all seemed guilt, remorse or woe, My own or others still the same Life-stifling fear, soul-stifling shame.
Page 132 - In thoughts from the visions of the night, when deep sleep falleth on men, Fear came upon me, and trembling, which made all my bones to shake. Then a spirit passed before my face; the hair of my flesh stood up: It stood still, but I could not discern the form thereof: an image was before mine eyes, there was silence, and I heard a voice...
Page 226 - Glitt'ring with fire, where, for your mirth, Ye shall see first the large and chief Foundation of .your feast, fat beef: With upper stories, mutton, veal And bacon (which makes full the meal), With sev'ral dishes standing by, As here a custard, there a pie, And here all-tempting frumenty.
Page 227 - To store her children with : if all the world Should in a pet of temperance feed on pulse...
Page 132 - Tremble, m'at-elle dit, fille digne de moi ; Le cruel Dieu des Juifs l'emporte aussi sur toi ; Je te plains de tomber dans ses mains redoutables, Ma fille. » En achevant ces mots épouvantables, Son ombre vers mon lit a paru se baisser ; Et moi, je lui tendais les mains pour l'embrasser ; Mais je n'ai plus trouvé qu'un horrible mélange D'os et de...
Page 225 - The rout of rural folk come thronging in (Their rudeness then is thought no sin), Thy noblest spouse affords them welcome grace : And the great heroes of her race Sit mixt with loss of state or reverence.
Page 129 - This extraordmary man is a half-pay colonel in the French service, though a German by birth. His limbs received their summary amputation by two quick-sent cannon shots at the battle of Dresden, I believe. Since he- was disabled, he has lived in his present retirement, -" passing rich on fifty pounds a-year ;" and happy is it for him that nature...

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