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A Tour in Holland the Countries on the Rhine, and Belgium (1839)
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Amsterdam ancient apartments appearance bank beautiful Belgium Brussels building built called carried castle centre century character church classes close Cologne common condition considerable consists contains course direction distance door Dutch edifice England English entered establishment exist extent feet figure floor France French front German give ground hand height Holland houses hundred improvement inhabitants instruction interest kind king land living lower manner manufacture means mentioned miles nature nearly object observed once passing period persons piece poor population possesses present principal proceeded produce pupils reached received religious remarkable respect Rhine rising river Rotterdam scene schools seen short side situated stands stone strangers streets style thing tion town travellers trees usual various vessels village visited walls whole
Seite 53 - And peasant girls, with deep blue eyes, And hands which offer early flowers, Walk smiling o'er this paradise; Above, the frequent feudal towers Through green leaves lift their walls of gray, And many a rock which steeply lowers, And noble arch in proud decay, Look o'er this vale of vintage-bowers; But one thing want these banks of Rhine, — Thy gentle hand to clasp in mine!
Seite 56 - Brief, brave, and glorious was his young career, — His mourners were two hosts, his friends and foes ; And fitly may the stranger lingering here Pray for his gallant spirit's bright repose ; For he was Freedom's champion, one of those, The few in number, who had not o'erstept The charter to chastise which she bestows On such as wield her weapons ; he had kept The whiteness of his soul, and thus men o'er him wept.
Seite 53 - The river nobly foams and flows, The charm of this enchanted ground, And all its thousand turns disclose Some fresher beauty varying round : The haughtiest breast its wish might bound Through life to dwell delighted here ; Nor could on earth a spot be found To nature and to me so dear, Could thy dear eyes in following mine Still sweeten more these banks of Rhine ! LVI. By Coblentz, on a rise of gentle ground, There is a small and simple pyramid, Crowning the summit of the verdant mound ; Beneath...
Seite 54 - A blending of all beauties ; streams and dells, Fruit, foliage, crag, wood, cornfield, mountain, vine, And chiefless castles breathing stern farewells From gray but leafy walls, where Ruin greenly dwells.
Seite 54 - Beneath these battlements, within those walls, Power dwelt amidst her passions ; in proud state Each robber chief upheld his armed halls, Doing his evil will, nor less elate Than mightier heroes of a longer date.
Seite 38 - Yea, the stork in the heaven knoweth her appointed times ; and the turtle, and the crane, and the swallow, observe the time of their coming; but my people know not the judgment of the LORD.
Seite 67 - ... holds the carbonates in solution. The celebrated embellishment which it produces on the skin, is, in my opinion, a sort of corrosion, which removes tan, or any other artificial covering that the surface may have attained from exposure and ill-treatment by the sun and wind. In short, the body is cleaned by it, just as a kitchen-maid scours her copper saucepan : and the effect being evident, ladies modestly approach it from the most distant parts of Europe.
Seite 53 - The castled crag of Drachenfels ' ' Frowns o'er the wide and winding Rhine...
Seite 82 - The labour of the field, the management of the cattle, the preparation of manure, the regulating the rotation of crops, and the necessity of carrying a certain portion of the produce to market, call for the constant exercise of industry, skill, and foresight, among the Belgian peasant farmers ; and to these qualities they add a rigid economy, habitual sobriety, and a contented spirit, which finds its chief gratification beneath the domestic roof, from which the father of the family rarely wanders...
Seite 82 - ... hired a labourer at a franc per day. The whole of the land is dug with the spade, and trenched very deep ; but as the soil is light, the labour of digging is not great. The stock on the small farms which we examined consisted of a couple of cows, a calf or two, one or two pigs, sometimes a goat or two, and some poultry.