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Switzerland: Illustrated in a Series of Views Taken Expressly for ..., Volume 1
William Henry Bartlett,William Beattie
Affichage du livre entier - 1836
Alps already ancient appearance arms arrived attractions Austrian authority Bartlett Basle battle beauty Bern body bridge canton carried castle cause celebrated century charge church citizens commands communes considerable Constance contains continued council course covered death described direction district effect established extent fall feet field five force four France French fresh give hands height hour hundred inhabitants interesting lake latter leagues length less Lucern magnificent means mountains natural nearly never nobles numerous object observed once passed population possession precipice present principal remarkable residence respect Rhine rich river rock rushed scene scenery seems seen short side Soleure strangers striking summit surrounding Swiss Switzerland territory thousand tower town traveller trees upwards valley various vast village walls waters whole Zurich
Page 9 - To sit on rocks, to muse o'er flood and fell, To slowly trace the forest's shady scene, Where things that own not man's dominion dwell, And mortal foot hath ne'er or rarely been ; To climb the trackless mountain all unseen, With the wild flock that never needs a fold ; Alone o'er steeps and foaming falls to lean ; This is not solitude ; 'tis but to hold Converse with Nature's charms, and view her stores unroll'd.
Page 24 - And mounts in spray the skies, and thence again Returns in an unceasing shower, which round) With its unemptied cloud of gentle rain, Is an eternal April to the ground Making it all one emerald: — how profound The gulf! and how the giant element From rock to rock leaps with delirious bound, Crushing the cliffs, which, downward worn and rent With his fierce footsteps, yield in chasms a fearful vent...
Page 92 - All heaven and earth are still — though not in sleep, But breathless, as we grow when feeling most ; And silent, as we stand in thoughts too deep...
Page 43 - And thou, mine honour'd love and true Bear on, bear nobly on : We have the blessed heaven in view, Whose rest shall soon be won." And were not these high words to flow From woman's breaking heart ? Through all that night of bitterest...
Page 24 - Lo ! where it comes like an eternity, As if to sweep down all things in its track, Charming the eye with dread, — a matchless cataract...
Page 22 - Horribly beautiful ! but on the verge, From side to side, beneath the glittering morn, An Iris sits, amidst the infernal surge, Like Hope upon a death.bed, and, unworn Its steady dyes, while all around is torn By the distracted waters, bears serene Its brilliant hues with all their beams unshorn : Resembling, 'mid the torture of the scene, Love watching Madness with unalterable mien.
Page 116 - In viewing the descent of the trees, my nephew and I stood quite close to the edge of the trough, not being more interested about any thing than to experience the impression which the near view of so singular an object must make on a spectator. The noise, the rapidity of the motion, the magnitude of the moving body, and the force with which it seemed to shake the trough as it passed, were altogether very formidable, and conveyed an idea of danger much greater than the reality. Our guide refused to...