Venice Under The Yoke Of France And Of Austria: With Memoirs Of The Courts, Governments, and People of Italy: Presenting A Faithful Picture Of Her Present Condition, And Including Original Anecdotes Of The Buonaparte Family ; By A Lady Of Rank, Band 2


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Seite 336 - John. It is the curse of kings, to be attended By slaves, that take their humours for a warrant To break within the bloody house of life ; And, on the winking of authority, To understand a law ; to know the meaning Of dangerous majesty, when, perchance, it frowns More upon humour, than advis'd respect.
Seite 284 - ... to dive into the depths of dungeons ; to plunge into the infection of hospitals ; to survey the mansions of sorrow and pain ; to take the gauge and dimensions of misery, depression, and contempt; to remember the forgotten, to attend to the neglected, to visit the forsaken, and to compare and collate the distresses of all men in all countries.
Seite 97 - But see ! each Muse in Leo's golden days Starts from her trance, and trims her wither'd bays ; Rome's ancient genius, o'er its ruins spread, Shakes off the dust, and rears his reverend head.
Seite 284 - He has visited all Europe, — not to survey the sumptuousness of palaces, or the stateliness of temples ; not to make accurate measurements of the remains of ancient grandeur, nor to form a scale of the curiosity of modern art ; not to collect medals, or collate manuscripts : — but to dive into the depths of dungeons; to plunge into the infection of hospitals ; to survey the mansions of sorrow and pain ; to take the...
Seite 94 - For wheresoe'er I turn my ravish'd eyes, gay gilded scenes and shining prospects rise, poetic fields encompass me around, and still I seem to tread on classic ground...
Seite 86 - O Italy, how beautiful thou art ! Yet I could weep — for thou art lying, alas, Low in the dust ; and we admire thee now As we admire the beautiful in death.
Seite 8 - He left the name, at which the world grew pale, To point a moral, or adorn a tale.
Seite 94 - Immortal glories in my mind revive, And in my soul a thousand passions strive, When Rome's exalted beauties I descry Magnificent in piles of ruin lie. An amphitheatre's amazing height Here fills my eye with terror and delight, That on its public shows unpeopled Rome, And held uncrowded nations in its womb : Here pillars rough with sculpture pierce the skies, And here the proud triumphal arches rise, Where the old Romans...
Seite 256 - AMBITION is to the mind, what the cap is to the falcon ; it blinds us first, and then compels us to tower, by reason of our blindness.
Seite 87 - But why despair ? Twice hast thou lived already ; Twice shone among the nations of the world, As the sun shines among the lesser lights Of heaven ; an'd shalt again. The hour shall come When they who think to bind the ethereal spirit, Who, like the eagle cowering o'er his prey, Watch with quick eye, and strike and strike again If but a sinew vibrate, shall confess Their...

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