Van Wert's Travels in Foreign Lands

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Belford, Clarke, 1885 - 314 pages
 

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Page 282 - The isles of Greece ! the isles of Greece ! "Where burning Sappho loved and sung, — Where grew the arts of war and peace, Where Delos rose, and Phoebus sprung ! Eternal summer gilds them yet, But all, except their sun, is set.
Page 56 - Here's an acre sown indeed With the richest royallest seed That the earth did e'er suck in Since the first man died for sin: Here the bones of birth have cried, "Though gods they were, as men they died!
Page 117 - There my uncle, having drunk a draught or two of cold water, threw himself down upon a cloth which was spread for him, when immediately the flames, and a strong smell of sulphur, which was the forerunner of them, dispersed the rest of the company, and obliged him to rise.
Page 162 - This Grave contains all that was mortal of a YOUNG ENGLISH POET who on his Death Bed in the Bitterness of his Heart at the Malicious Power of his Enemies Desired these Words to be engraved on his Tombstone 'Here lies One Whose Name Was Writ in Water.
Page 117 - As soon as it was light again, which was not till the third day after this melancholy accident, his body was found entire, and without any marks of violence upon it, exactly in the same posture that he fell, and looking more like a man asleep than dead.
Page 116 - I cannot give a more exact description of its figure than by comparing it to that of a pine-tree; for it shot up to a great height in the form of a trunk, which extended itself at the top into a sort of branches...
Page 116 - ... immediately arose and went out upon an eminence, from whence he might more distinctly view this very uncommon appearance. It was not at that distance discernible from what mountain this cloud issued, but it was found afterwards to ascend from Mount Vesuvius.
Page 142 - While stands the Coliseum, Rome shall stand; 'When falls the Coliseum, Rome shall fall; 'And when Rome falls — the World.
Page 234 - That dwell in ships, like swarms of rats, and prey Upon the goods all nations...
Page 152 - Enter: its grandeur overwhelms thee not; And why ? It is not lessened ; but thy mind, Expanded by the genius of the spot, Has grown colossal, and can only find A fit abode wherein appear enshrined Thy hopes of immortality; and thou Shalt one day, if found worthy, so defined, See thy God face to face, as thou dost now His holy of holies, nor be blasted by his brow.

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