Tales of a pilgrim, by the author of 'A summer ramble in the North Highlands'.


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Page 123 - Where shall the traitor rest, He, the deceiver, Who could win maiden's breast, Ruin, and leave her? In the lost battle, Borne down by the flying, Where mingles war's rattle With groans of the dying; Eleu loro There shall he be lying.
Page 107 - It haunts me still, though many a year has fled, Like some wild melody. Alone it hangs Over a mouldering heir-loom, its companion, An oaken chest, half eaten by the worm, But richly carved by Antony of Trent, With Scripture stories from the life of Christ. A chest that came from Venice and had held The ducal robes of some old ancestor...
Page 149 - Nor, cruel as it seemed, could he Their haste himself condemn, Aware that flight in such a sea Alone could rescue them ; Yet bitter felt it still to die Deserted and his friends so nigh. ' He long survives who lives an hour In ocean self-upheld : And so long he with unspent power His destiny repelled ; And ever as the minutes flew Entreated help, or cried Adieu...
Page 382 - Historical (An) sketch of the municipal constitution of the city of Edinburgh; including the set of the Burgh as established in 1583, and amended in 1730.
Page 380 - As only a few copies now remain of this fine Print, which is acknowledged to be a striking likeness of this venerable clergyman, and distinguished ornament of the Church of Scotland, early application is necessary to secure good impressions. VI. A Neat and Correct PLAN of EDINBURGH, for the Pocket, in a paper case. Is. 6d. *,* Strangers will find this Plan extremely useful, and so portable as to be contained in the waistcoat pocket. VII. WALKS IN EDINBURGH. By ROBERT CHAMBERS, Author of
Page 249 - The winds are high on Helle's wave, As on that night of stormy water When Love, who sent, forgot to save The young, the beautiful, the brave, 5 The lonely hope of Sestos
Page 350 - ... readily complied with this requisition ; and, apparently satisfied with its contents, he returned it, and, pointing in the direction of the kitchen, turned away. I fancied that he muttered a curse on my country as we parted ; but I let it pass unnoticed. I had been but a very short time an inmate of this mansion, ere I was struck by the unwonted silence and gloom that pervaded it. In the kitchen, — in France almost invariably the seat of mirth, — all was dulness and monotony. A couple of...
Page 370 - In these circumstances, it would only have been endangering my own liberty to have openly recognised him ; but I could not bring myself to leave Angers while his fate was undecided, and therefore resolved to remain there till after his arraignment. It was then the policy of the reigning family to expedite the progress of justice ; and, in the course of a few days, he was tried by a military commission, and sentenced to be shot as a traitor, who had grossly abused the clemency of his legitimate king.
Page 352 - Visions full of terror followed each other in quick succession; — skeleton shapes surrounded me; — and murderers' knives glittered at my throat. I fancied that some mortal peril had beset me, and that, to escape this undefined danger, I was vainly struggling to liberate myself from the ghostly galleries which separated me from the household in the lower apartments. I endeavoured to shout for help, but some magical power had chained my voice, and it was not till after I had suffered the protracted...
Page 380 - QUOTATIONS from the BRITISH POETS ; being a Pocket Dictionary of their most admired passages. The whole alphabetically arranged according to the subjects.

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