Swiss Allmends and a Walk to See Them: Being a Second Month in Switzerland

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Smith, Elder, 1874 - 367 páginas
 

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Página 277 - It was on the day, or rather night, of the 27th of June, 1787, between the hours of eleven and twelve, that I wrote the last lines of the last page in a summer-house in my garden. After laying down my pen, I took several turns in a berceau, or covered walk of acacias, which commands a prospect of the country, the lake, and the mountains.
Página 96 - All thinking things, all objects of all thought, And rolls through all things. Therefore am I still A lover of the meadows and the woods, And mountains; and of all that we behold From this green earth; of all the mighty world Of eye, and ear, — ;both what they half create, And what perceive...
Página 277 - I took several turns in a berceau, or covered walk of acacias, which commands a prospect of the country, the lake, and the mountains. The air was temperate, the sky was serene, the silver orb of the moon was reflected from the waters, and all nature was silent. I will not dissemble the first emotions of joy on the recovery of my freedom, and, perhaps, the establishment of my fame. But my pride was soon humbled, and a sober melancholy was spread over my mind, by the idea that I had taken an everlasting...
Página 277 - Jupiter," that his idea of writing the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire entered his mind. He had previously thought of the history of the republic of Florence, and of that of the Swiss liberty, in the last of which he had made some progress, but he subsequently...
Página 96 - Therefore am I still A lover of the meadows and the woods And mountains, and of all that we behold From this green earth, of all the mighty world Of eye and ear, both what they half create And what perceive ; well pleased to recognize In Nature and the language of the sense The anchor of my purest thoughts, the nurse, The guide, the guardian of my heart, and soul Of all my moral being.
Página 277 - After laying down my pen, I took several turns in a berceau, or covered walk of acacias, which commands a; prospect of the country, the lake, and the mountains. The air was temperate, the sky was serene, the silver orb of the moon was reflected from the waters, and all nature was silent. I will not dissemble the first emotions of joy on recovery of my freedom, and, perhaps, the establishment of my fame.
Página 25 - God wrought by the hand of Paul more than common miracles. So that even there were brought from his body to the sick handkerchiefs and aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the wicked spirits went out of them
Página 68 - Noctem addens operi, famulasque ad lumina longo Exercet penso, castum ut servare cubile Coniugis et possit parvos educere natos, Haud secus Ignipotens nec tempore segnior illo Mollibus e stratis opera ad fabrilia surgit.
Página 337 - ... pronounced to be sufficient, the sentiment is universal with us, that we would on no account have this task placed in other hands. Let a few facts confirm our confidence in the resources of the Church, or of the Gospel rather, under God's blessing, for this work. First. After the most careful inquiry which I have been able to make, I have come to the conclusion, that our congregations paid, last year, to their ministers, in the shape of salaries, parsonages, or glebes, and other perquisites,...
Página 291 - Cut off, and for the book of knowledge fair, Presented with an universal blank Of Nature's works, to me expunged and rased, And wisdom at one entrance quite shut out.

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