Three Years in Europe: Or, Places I Have Seen and People I Have Met

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Charles Gilpin, 1852 - 312 страници
 

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Страница 148 - Near this spot Are deposited the Remains of one Who possessed Beauty without Vanity, Strength without Insolence, Courage without Ferocity, And all the Virtues of Man without his Vices.
Страница 162 - THANKSGIVING FOR A NATIONAL VICTORY YE hypocrites ! are these your pranks ? To murder men, and give God thanks ! Desist, for shame ! — proceed no further, God won't accept your thanks for MURTHER...
Страница 85 - United States, your banner wears, Two emblems, — one of fame, Alas, the other that it bears Reminds us of your shame ! The white man's liberty in types Stands blazoned by your stars ; But what's the meaning of your stripes ? They mean your Negro-scars.
Страница 120 - Ralegh the night before his death Even such is time, that takes on trust Our youth, our joys, our all we have, And pays us but with age and dust ; Who, in the dark and silent grave, When we have wand'red all our ways, Shuts up the story of our days. But from this earth, this grave, this dust, My God shall raise me up, I trust.
Страница 182 - IF thou would'st view fair Melrose aright,* Go visit it by the pale moonlight : For the gay beams of lightsome day Gild, but to flout, the rums gray.
Страница 69 - ... Saviour on his throne, worshipped by the Virgin and St. John the Evangelist, and accompanied by angels bearing emblems of the crucifixion. Among the sculptures of the arch may be remarked figures of Moses and Aaron ; the Saviour treading beneath his feet the wicked, whom Satan is dragging to hell ; the rider on the red horse at the opening of the second seal ; the blessedness of the saints, &c.
Страница 148 - Boatswain is dead ! — he expired in a state of madness, on the 18th, after suffering much, yet retaining all the gentleness of his nature to the last ; never attempting to do the least injury to any one near him. I have now lost every thing except old Murray.
Страница 154 - Tavistock, thine abbey's mould'ring walls, And flows complaining by. O ye who dwell Around yon ruins, guard the precious charge From hands profane ! — O save the sacred pile O'er which the wing of centuries has flown Darkly and silently, deep-shadowing all Its pristine honours — from the ruthless grasp Of future violation...
Страница 255 - If a large majority of this community choose to turn a deaf ear to the wrongs which are inflicted upon their countrymen in other portions of. the land, — if they are content to turn away from the sight of oppression, and ' pass by on the other side,
Страница 175 - Arethusa might have eluded her lover. My own mental occupation, as we glided on, was the distribution of white villas along the shore, on spots where nature seemed to have arranged the ground for their reception. I saw thousands of sites where the lawns were made, the terraces defined and levelled, the groves tastefully clumped, the ancient trees ready with their broad shadows, the approaches to the water laid out, the banks sloped, and in everything the labor of art seemingly all anticipated by...

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