A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in All Parts of the World, Volume 6

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Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme (etc.), 1809 - Voyages and travels

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Page 672 - And when the sun begins to fling His flaring beams, me, Goddess, bring To arched walks of twilight groves, And shadows brown that Sylvan loves Of pine, or monumental oak, Where the rude axe with heaved stroke Was never heard the Nymphs to daunt, Or fright them from their hallowed haunt.
Page 664 - ... of the river; and the sides of this course, as well as the sides and top of the scaffolding, are ornamented with firs and pines. . Each person being provided with a...
Page 356 - In this manner fhe baked an aftonifhing number in lefs than a quarter of an hour ; and I was informed that one woman, in one day, can bake fufficient for the family during a whole year. The peafants alfo, in times of fcarcity, mix the bark of trees, ufually of the fir-tree, with their oatmeal ; then dry this bark before the fire...
Page 119 - Lower Auftria yearly exports more than two millions worth of guilders of wine to Moravia, Bohemia^ Upper Auftria, Bavaria, Saltzburg, and part of Styria and Carinthia. This wine is four, but has a great deal of ftrength, and may be carried all over the world without danger; when it is ten or twenty years old it is very good.
Page 26 - German ftage, are frantic lovers, parricides, highwaymen, minifters, miflrefies, and men of famion, with their pockets full of daggers and poifon, melancholy and raving men of all forts, and incendiaries, and grave-diggers. Perhaps you will not believe me, but I could name to you above twenty pieces, the chief characters in which are mad, and where the poet has endeavoured to exhibit his forte in the difplay of folly, and diftradtion of mind.
Page 649 - The prefent town is furrounded by a rampart of earth, with a range of old towers at regular diftances, forming a circumference of fcarcely a mile and an half; and even this inconfiderable circle includes much open fpace, and many houfes which are not inhabited.
Page 327 - Boroughs," ibid. 1690, fol. reprinted 1704.' BRAHE (TYCHO), a very celebrated astronomer, de*scended from a noble and illustrious Danish family, was born in 1546 at Knudstorp, a small lordship near Helsingborg, in Scania. His father, Otto Brahe, having a large family, Tycho was educated under the care and at the expence of his uncle George Brahe, who, having no children, adopted him as his heir. Finding his nephew a boy of lively capacity, and though only...
Page 613 - ... knife, .fork, and fpoon : the napkin and table-cloth are clean three times in the week. They rife at fix, dine at eleven, and fup at fix. The little children have bread at feven, and at four. When they are not employed in their neceflary occupations, the utmoft freedom is allowed, and they are encouraged to be as much in the air as poffible.
Page 189 - Therefa, attacked as llie was on all fides, had a proper attention been paid to his requifitions, but the Auftrian miniftry, ever blinded by its own confequence, only anfwered his manifeftoes with infolence and ' contempt. The confequence was, that after having defeated the imperial troops in the field, he made free with all Silefia, which gave great offence. Then however he difcovered the moderation of his nature, for it would have been eafy for him, by fupporting Charles VII. to have funk a houfe,...
Page 329 - Uraniburg, during the various learned and agreeable conversations which I there held with you, which even now affect my mind to such a degree, that it is difficult to decide, whether I recollect them with greater pleasure or admiration.

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