Travelling Sketches in the North of Italy, the Tyrol, and on the Rhine

Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1832 - 256 Seiten

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Seite 139 - And storm, and darkness, ye are wondrous strong, Yet lovely in your strength, as is the light Of a dark eye in woman! Far along, From peak to peak, the rattling crags among Leaps the live thunder! Not from one lone cloud, But every mountain now hath found a tongue, And Jura answers, through her misty shroud, Back to the joyous Alps, who call to her aloud!
Seite 9 - With the silent Bushboy alone by my side, Away, away, in the wilderness vast Where the white man's foot hath never passed, And the quivered Coranna or Bechuan Hath rarely crossed with his roving clan, — A region of emptiness, howling and drear, Which man hath abandoned from famine and fear...
Seite 154 - The proposition that the earth is not the centre of the world, nor immoveable, but that it moves, and also with a diurnal motion, is also absurd, philosophically false, and, theologically considered, equally erroneous in faith.
Seite 100 - No ! — the insolent ruffian ! Go, girl, present your cheek to your future husband, that the customs of our ancestors may be fulfilled, and leave me to clear my doorway of vagabonds !" She stepped forward mechanically ; but when the legitimate suitor, extending his arms, ran forward to meet her, she eluded him with a sudden shriek, and staggered towards the intruder. " Hold — hold ! " cried the relations, " you are mad — you know not what you do — it is Francesco, the mineralo ! " She had...
Seite 9 - Hath rarely crossed with his roving clan : A region of emptiness, howling and drear, Which Man hath abandoned from famine and fear ; Which the snake and the lizard inhabit alone, With the twilight bat from the yawning stone ; Where grass, nor herb, nor shrub takes root, Save poisonous thorns that pierce the foot...
Seite 10 - Nor rippling brook with osiered sides ; Where sedgy pool, nor bubbling fount, Nor tree, nor cloud, nor misty mount, Appears to refresh the aching eye ; But the barren earth, and the burning sky, And the blank horizon, round and round, Spread — void of living sight or sound.
Seite 87 - He says, we know not on what authority, that on repairing to the spot indicated by the light, "if they find any decomposed flints, they conceive strong hopes of success." detained all night at a cottage in one of its wildest defiles, by a storm which rendered my horses ungovernable. While leaning upon a bench, and looking with drowsy curiosity towards the window — for there was no bed except my host's, of which I did not choose to deprive him — I saw a small, faint...
Seite 95 - One thing only perplexed her : they were sufficiently long — according to the calculations of sixteen — and sufficiently well acquainted ; their sentiments had been avowed without disguise; their faith plighted beyond recall : and as yet her lover had never mentioned his name ! Lelia, reflecting on this circumstance, condemned, for the moment, her precipitation ; but there was now no help for it, and she could only resolve to extort the secret — if secret it was — at the next meeting. " My...
Seite 37 - ... forward another step, plunged his leg into a deeper crevice, and remained steady. Sometimes the holes were too deep — a still more imminent danger — and once or twice there was nothing visible of the adventurer above the surface but his arms and head, his wild eyes glaring like those of a waterdemon amidst the spray, and his teeth seen fiercely clenched through the dripping and disordered mustachio.
Seite 96 - It was almost dark ; but Lelia thought she perceived a smile on her lover's face while she spoke, and a gay suspicion flashed through her mind, which made her heart beat and her cheeks tingle. He did not answer for many minutes ; a struggle of some kind seemed to agitate him ; but at length, in a suppressed voice, he said —

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