Letters during a tour through ... France, Savoy, Switzerland, Germany and the Netherlands

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Página 146 - Now came still evening on, and twilight gray Had in her sober livery all things clad ; Silence accompanied ; for beast and bird, They to their grassy couch, these to their nests, Were slunk, all but the wakeful nightingale, She all night long her amorous descant sung...
Página 165 - Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? Or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?
Página 254 - Chillon! thy prison is a holy place, And thy sad floor an altar — for 'twas trod, Until his very steps have left a trace Worn, as if thy cold pavement were a sod, By Bonnivard ! — May none those marks efface ! For they appeal from tyranny to God.
Página 305 - And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country ; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat : and no man gave unto him.
Página 194 - 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, yet appals, Gather around these summits, as to show How Earth may pierce to Heaven, yet leave vain man below.
Página 241 - That there actually existed an immense treasure of merit, composed of the pious deeds, and virtuous actions, which the saints had performed beyond what was necessary for their own salvation, and which were therefore applicable to the benefit of others ; that the guardian and dispenser of this precious treasure was the Roman pontiff"; and that of consequence he was empowered to assign to such as he thought proper, a...
Página 79 - Many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ; whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly ; whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.'1 I wish there were 1 Phil.
Página 44 - The guards insisted. They raised their voices, and seemed to wish to call on others to assist them. " Perhaps this was the most terrible moment of this most dreadful morning. Another instant, and the best of Kings would have received from his rebellious subjects indignities too horrid to mention — indignities that would have been to him more insupportable than death. Such was the feeling expressed on his countenance. Turning towards me, he looked at me steadily, as if to ask my advice. Alas ! it...
Página 45 - I heard him pronounce distinctly these memorable words, ' I die innocent of all the crimes laid to my charge ; I pardon those who have occasioned my death ; and I pray to "God, the blood you are now going to shed may never be visited on France.
Página 43 - My silence answered that we were. One of the guards came to open the carriage door, and the gendarmes would have jumped out, but the king stopped them, and leaning his arm on my knee, "Gentlemen," said he, with the tone of majesty, "I recommend to you this good man. Take care that after my death no insult be offered to him — I charge you to prevent it.

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