Tour in Austrian Lombardy, the Northern Tyrol, and Bavaria: In 1840

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J. Murray, 1841 - 375 strani
 

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Stran 46 - THERE is a bird, who by his coat, And by the hoarseness of his note, Might be supposed a crow; A great frequenter of the church, Where bishoplike he finds a perch, And dormitory too. Above the steeple shines a plate, That turns and turns, to indicate From what point blows the weather. Look up— your brains begin to swim, 'Tis in the clouds— that pleases him, He chooses it the rather.
Stran 353 - Come, pensive Nun, devout and pure, Sober, steadfast, and demure, All in a robe of darkest grain, Flowing with majestic train, And sable stole of cypress lawn Over thy decent shoulders drawn. Come; but keep thy wonted state, With even step, and musing gait, And looks commercing with the skies, Thy rapt soul sitting in thine eyes...
Stran 148 - Green fields and groves, flowery meadows and purling streams, are no where in such perfection as in England : but if you would know lightsome days, warm suns, and blue skies, you must come to Italy ; and to enable a man to describe rocks and precipices, it is absolutely necessary that he pass the Alps.
Stran 213 - Though sluggards deem it but a foolish chase, And marvel men should quit their easy chair, The toilsome way, and long, long league to trace, Oh ! there is sweetness in the mountain air, And life, that bloated Ease can never hope to share.
Stran 189 - ... twelve years of age, killed or wounded a great many of us. It was not till we had got these fatal mountains six leagues behind us, that we were reassembled by the Duke, and formed into six columns. Soon after the Tyrolese appeared headed by Hofer, the innkeeper.
Stran 322 - The boast of heraldry, the pomp of power, And all that beauty, all that wealth e'er gave, Await alike the inevitable hour: The paths of glory lead but to the grave.
Stran 189 - To which a loud nay ! reverberated from the opposite side. This was told to the Duke of Dantzic, who, notwithstanding, ordered us to advance ; at the same time he prudently withdrew from the centre to the rear. The van, consisting of...
Stran 241 - East and West talk of him. Egypt and the Bosphorus are not silent. Rome, the mistress of cities, sings his actions. Antioch, Armenia, Palestine, celebrate his deeds.
Stran 129 - The heads were their favorite marks, and that of our Saviour in preference to the others. Their impiety, though wanton and to them...
Stran 188 - Our entrance into the passes of the Brenner was only opposed by small corps, which continued falling back, after an obstinate though short resistance. Among others, I perceived a man full eighty years of age, posted against the side of a rock, and sending death amongst our 'ranks with every shot.

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