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" Above me are the Alps, The palaces of Nature, whose vast walls Have pinnacled in clouds their snowy scalps, And throned Eternity in icy halls Of cold sublimity, where forms and falls The avalanche — the thunderbolt of snow ! All that expands the spirit,... "
An Historical and Critical Memoir of the Life and Writings of the Right ... - Page 288
de John Watkins - 1822 - 427 pages
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The Edinburgh Review, Volume 75

1842 - 592 pages
...the varied and manifold scenes which the hand of Nature has supplied for the contemplation of man. *' All that expands the spirit, yet appals, Gather around...earth may pierce to heaven, yet leave vain man below." • A succession of peaked rocks, rising one above another as far as the eye can reach, whose dark...
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The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th], Volume 7

1817 - 628 pages
...describes. The following stanza presents a striking instance. 1 But these recede. Above me are the Alps, The palaces of Nature, whose vast walls Have pinnacled...forms and falls The avalanche - the thunderbolt of snows ! All that expands the spirit, yet appals, Gather around these summits, as to show How earth...
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The Hand-book for Travellers in Switzerland and the Alps of Savoy and ...

John Murray (Firm) - 1811 - 618 pages
...It was such a prospect that inspired those remarkable lines of Byron : — " Above me are the Alps, The palaces of Nature, whose vast walls Have pinnacled...yet appals. Gather around these summits, as to show _ How earth may soar to heaven, yet leave vain man below." The points from which such an Alpine panorama...
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The Critical Review: Or, Annals of Literature, Volume 4

Tobias Smollett - 1816 - 674 pages
...springing o'er thy banks, though Empires near them fall. " Biit these recede. Above me are the Alps, The palaces of Nature, whose vast walls . ., Have...Earth may pierce to Heaven, yet leave vain man below." From thence he journeys on to Switzerland, not passing, without remark, the dwelling places of Voltaire,...
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The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature

1816 - 692 pages
...their snowy scalps. The avalanche—the thunderbolt of snow ! Of cold sublimity, where forms and falls Gather around these summits, as to show How Earth may pierce to Heaven, yet leave vain man below." All that expands the spirit, yet appals, From thence he journeys on to Switzerland, not passing, without...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 2

1818 - 764 pages
...thi-m by the Roman poets. The Alps themselves, •• The palaces of nature, whose vast walls Hare pinnacled in clouds their snowy scalps And throned...falls The avalanche, the thunderbolt of snow,"— Even these, the most glorious objects which the eye of man can behold, were regarded by the ancients...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 2

1818 - 782 pages
...few detached lines is all that is left in regard to them by the Roman poets. The Alps themselves, " The palaces of nature, whose vast walls Have pinnacled...falls The avalanche, the thunderbolt of snow,"— . Even these, the most glorious objects which the eye of man can behold, were regarded by the ancients...
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Letters, During a Tour Through Some Parts of France, Savoy, Switzerland ...

Thomas Raffles - 1818 - 330 pages
...as admirably descriptive of the scenes in which it leaves me : " ———— Above me are the Alps, The palaces of nature, whose vast walls Have pinnacled...halls Of cold sublimity, where forms and falls The avalanche—the thunderbolt of snow! All that expands the spirit, yet appals, Gather around these summits...
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Letters during a tour through ... France, Savoy, Switzerland, Germany and ...

Thomas Raffles - 1818 - 374 pages
...occur to me as admirably descriptive of the scenes in which it leaves me : " • Above me are the Alps, The palaces of nature, whose vast walls Have pinnacled...halls Of cold sublimity, where forms and falls The avalancbe — the thunderbolt of snow ! All that expandi the spirit, yet appals, Gather around these...
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The Christian observer [afterw.] The Christian observer and advocate

1818 - 896 pages
...Have pinnacled in donde their snowy scalps, And throned eternity in icy hall» Of cold snbliraity, where forms and falls The avalanche— the thunderbolt...! All that expands the spirit, yet appals, Gather urouud these buramits, as to show How earth may pierce to heaven, yet leave vain man below/ p. 36....
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