Passages in Foreign Travel, Volumes 1-2

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C.C. Little and J. Brown, 1838 - Europe

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Page 310 - I have essay'd, and in my mind there is A power to make these subject to itself — But they avail not : I have done men good, And I have met with good even among men — But this...
Page 71 - How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? and how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
Page 337 - A sunbeam which hath lost its way, And through the crevice and the cleft Of the thick wall is fallen and left; Creeping o'er the floor so damp, Like a marsh's meteor lamp...
Page 334 - Chillon! thy prison is a holy place, And thy sad floor an altar; for 'twas trod, Until his very steps have left a trace Worn, as if thy cold pavement were a sod, By Bonnivard! — May none those marks efface! For they appeal from tyranny to God.
Page 20 - Vatel ; elle fut réparée : on dîna très bien, on fit collation, on soupa, on se promena, on joua, on fut à la chasse ; tout était parfumé de jonquilles, tout était enchanté.
Page 311 - It hath enlarged my thoughts with a new sense, And I within my tablets would note down That there is such a feeling. Who is there ? Re-enter HERMAN.
Page 17 - To Arthur, Duke of Wellington, and his brave companions in arms, this statue of Achilles, cast from cannon taken in the battles of Salamanca and Vittoria, Toulouse and Waterloo, is inscribed by their countrymen.
Page 223 - THE traveller may search Europe over, and he will find nothing to correspond throughout with the estaminets, the restaurants, and the cafes of Paris. The general distinctions between them are these : — an estaminet is a place where tobacco is smoked, various sorts of beverages are drunk, and generally cards and billiards played. A restaurant is one where breakfasts and dinners are eaten. A cafe is another, where breakfasts are taken, dominos played, and where coffee, ices, and all refreshing drinks...
Page 294 - Worthless as they who wrought it : 'tis the doom Of spirits of my order to be rack'd In life, to wear their hearts out, and consume Their days in endless strife, and die alone; And pilgrims come from climes where they have known The name of him — who now is but a name.
Page 263 - The glories of our blood and state Are shadows, not substantial things ; There is no armour against fate ; Death lays his icy hand on kings : Sceptre and crown Must tumble down, And in the dust be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade.

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