Historical Account of the Most Celebrated Voyages, Travels, and Discoveries, from the Time of Columbus to the Present Period ...

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Page 57 - Dear is that shed to which his soul conforms, And dear that hill which lifts him to the storms; And as a child, when scaring sounds molest, Clings close and closer to the mother's breast, So the loud torrent, and the whirlwind's roar, But bind him to his native mountains more.
Page 99 - how long will this last with these poor people ? ' ' Ah, pour le coup,' said he, ' voili una reflexion bien Angloise ; ' — that, indeed, is what I cannot tell ; neither do I know how long you or I may live ; but I fancy it would be great folly to be sorrowful through life, because we do not know how soon misfortunes may come, and because we are quite certain that death is to come at last.
Page 133 - The archducheffes, with fome of the principal ladies of the court, were at a balcony within the hall, to fee this ceremony.
Page 26 - ... of Konigsfield, and the town of Bruck, have fucceffively arifen. The philofophic traveller may compare the monuments of Roman conqueft, of feudal or Auftrian tyranny, of monkifh fuperftition, and of . induftrious freedom. If he be truly a philofopher, he will applaud the merit and happinefs of his own times.
Page 76 - I would beftow upon you that tranquillity which flies at the approach of genius, which is inferior to genius in relation to fociety, but far fuperior in regard to ourfelves : then the moft celebrated man in Europe mould be at the fame time the moft happy.
Page 73 - The pleafures of fociety are here mixed with the purfuits of literature ; and elegance and urbanity give a zeft to the profoundeft difquifitions. Nor are letters confined in this city merely to thofe who engage in them as a profeffion, or to thofe whofe fortune And leifure enable them to follow where genius leads, and enter into...
Page 12 - Zuric, to its honour, was the firft town in Switzerland that feparated from the church of Rome, being converted by the meek and moderate Zuinglius, a man who did credit to Chriftianity, by his love of peace and hatred to ftrife.
Page 96 - Monsieur, quand on travaille pour ce qu'on aime,' replied the girl. The soldier kissed her hand with a gallant and tender air. ' Allons,' continued the Marquis, addressing himself to me ; 'this girl is quite charming — her lover has the appearance of a brave fellow ; they have but three legs betwixt them, and we have four ; — if you have no objection, they shall have the carriage, and we will follow on foot to the next village, and see what can be done for these lovers.
Page 127 - They alfo fhow a fword, which was confecrated by the Pope, and fent to one of the Princes of this family at his fetting out on an expedition to the Holy Land. What havoc this facred weapon made among the infidels I cannot fay. — It has a very venerable appearance for a fword, and yet feems little the worfe for wear. Near -the old chateau, and a little to one fide, is a colonnade of...
Page 110 - Montanvert, from the top of which there is an eafy accefs to the glacier of that name, and to the valley of ice.

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