A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy

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R. Sammer, 1798 - 227 Seiten
 

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Seite xix - Yorick had an invincible dislike and opposition in his nature to GRAVITY — not to gravity as such; for where gravity was wanted, he would be the most grave or serious of mortal men for days and weeks together; but he was an enemy to the affectation of it, and declared open war against it, only as it appeared a cloak for ignorance or for folly : and then, whenever it fell in his way, however sheltered and protected, he seldom gave it much quarter.
Seite 132 - I saw him pale and feverish: in thirty years the western breeze had not once fanned his blood — he had seen no sun, no moon, in all that time — nor had the voice of friend or kinsman breathed through his lattice. His children ! But here my heart began to bleed, and I was forced to go on with another part of the portrait.
Seite 131 - I began to figure to myself the miseries of confinement. I was in a right frame for it, and so I gave full scope to my imagination. I was going to begin with the millions of my fellowcreatures born to no inheritance but slavery; but finding, however affecting the picture was, that I could not bring it near me, and that the multitude of sad groups in it did but distract me, I took a single captive, and having first shut him up in his dungeon, I then looked through the twilight of his grated door to...
Seite 129 - ... home. Mechanical as the notes were, yet so true in tune to nature were they chanted, that in one moment they overthrew all my systematic reasonings upon the Bastile ; and I heavily walked up stairs, unsaying every word I had said in going down them.
Seite 49 - I, clapping my hands cheerily together, that was I in a desert, I would find out wherewith in it to call forth my affections If I could not do better, I would fasten them upon some sweet myrtle, or seek some melancholy cypress to connect myself to...
Seite 71 - The mourner said, he did not want it it was not the value of the ass but the loss of him...
Seite 71 - When the mourner got thus far on his story, he stopped to pay nature her tribute and wept bitterly. He said, Heaven had accepted the conditions, and that he had set out from his cottage with this poor creature, who had been a patient partner of his journey that it had eat the same bread with him all the way, and was unto him as a friend.
Seite 132 - ... nail he was etching another day of misery to add to the heap. As I darkened the little light he had, he lifted up a...
Seite 89 - HAIL ye small sweet courtesies of life, for smooth do ye make the road of it! like grace and beauty which beget inclinations to love at first sight : 'tis ye who open this door and let the stranger in.
Seite 212 - ... much was there about her of all that the heart wishes, or the eye looks for in woman, that could the traces be ever worn out of her brain and those of Eliza's out of mine, she should not only eat of my bread and drink of my own cup, but Maria should lie in my bosom, and be unto me as a daughter.

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