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Page 207 - E'en now, where Alpine solitudes ascend, I sit me down a pensive hour to spend ; And placed on high above the storm's career, Look downward where an hundred realms appear ; Lakes, forests, cities, plains extending wide, The pomp of kings, the shepherd's humbler pride. When thus Creation's charms around combine, Amidst the store should thankless pride repine ? Say, should the philosophic mind disdain That good which makes each humbler bosom vain ? Let school-taught pride dissemble all it can, These...
Page iii - TRAVEL, in the younger sort, is a part of education ; in the elder, a part of experience. He that travelleth into a country, before he hath some entrance into the language, goeth to school, and not to travel.
Page 78 - Arabian courtiers guide. With artful duty all decline their eyes, No bellowing shouts of noisy crowds arise; Silence, in solemn state, the march attends, Till at the dread divan the slow procession ends. Yet not these prospects all profusely gay, The gilded navy that adorns the sea, The rising city in confusion fair, Magnificently formed, irregular, Where woods and palaces at once surprise, Gardens on gardens, domes on domes arise...
Page 107 - And on the shore he was a wanderer; There was a mass of many images Crowded like waves upon me, but he was A part of all; and in the last he lay Reposing from the noontide sultriness...
Page 210 - Slow sinks, more lovely ere his race be run, Along Morea's hills the setting sun: Not, as in northern climes, obscurely bright, But one unclouded blaze of living light!
Page 21 - Now sinks at last, or feebly mans the soul; While low delights, succeeding fast behind, In happier meanness occupy the mind : As in those domes, where Caesars once bore sway, Defaced by time and tottering in decay, There in the ruin, heedless of the dead, The shelter-seeking peasant builds his shed ; And, wondering man could want the larger pile, Exults, and owns his cottage with a smile.
Page 10 - Quantum ilia metus, quantum ilia laborum Urbs dedit insultans Latio et Laurentibus arvis ! Nunc passim vix reliquias, vix nomina servans, Obruitur propriis non agnoscenda ruinis. Et querimur genus infelix humana labare Membra aevo, quum regna palam moriantur, et urbes.
Page 69 - Ye horrid towers, the abode of broken hearts ; Ye dungeons and ye cages of despair, That monarchs have supplied from age to age With music, such as suits their sovereign ears, The sighs and groans of miserable men ! There's not an English heart that would not leap To hear that ye were fallen...
Page 96 - of the richest and most beautiful spots in the world. The whole appears a magnificent garden, filled with fruit trees of every species, and watered by clear fountains and rivulets, that meander through this delightful campaign.
Page 88 - Inghilterra; atteso che quelle stesse cose che vi si ammirano, popolazione, ricchezza, lindura, savie leggi, industria ed attività somma, tutte vi si trovano alquanto minori che in Inghilterra. Ed in fatti poi, dopo molti altri viaggi e molta più esperienza, i due soli paesi dell...

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