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Seite 577 - Looking tranquillity! It strikes an awe And terror on my aching sight; the tombs And monumental caves of death look cold, And shoot a chillness to my trembling heart.
Seite 329 - ... where the sheep were feeding at large, in short, the view of the streams and rivers, convinced us that there was not a single useless or idle word in the above-mentioned description, but that it was a most exact and lively representation of nature. Thus will this fine passage, which has always been admired for its elegance, receive an additional beauty from its exactness. After we had walked, with a kind of poetical enthusiasm, over this enchanted ground, we returned to the village.
Seite 391 - To have submitted our rightful commerce to prohibitions and tributary exactions from others, would have been to surrender our independence. To resist them by arms was war, without consulting the state of things, or the choice of the nation.
Seite 397 - Petition of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons of the City of London, in Common Council assembled.
Seite 853 - insurrection," the glorious efforts of the Spanish people in behalf of their legitimate Sovereign, and in defence of the independence of their country ; thus giving the sanction of His Imperial Majesty's authority to an usurpation which has no parallel in the History of the World.
Seite 849 - We unite in entreating your Majesty to listen to the voice of humanity, silencing that of the passions ; to seek, with the intention of arriving at that object, to conciliate all interests, and by that means to preserve all the powers which exist, and to ensure the happiness of Europe and of this generation, at the head of which Providence has placed us.
Seite 391 - ... and commerce, we have happily so far kept aloof from their calamitous conflicts, by a steady observance of justice towards all, by much forbearance, and multiplied sacrifices. At length however, all regard to the rights of others having been thrown aside, the belligerent Powers have beset the highway of commercial intercourse with Edicts which taken together expose our commerce and mariners, under almost every destination, a prey to their fleets and armies. Each party indeed would admit our commerce...
Seite 783 - The bridge is 42 feet wide, and the wooden superstructure is enclosed and covered with a shingle roof. The want of bridges south of Pennsylvania, even on the main post road, is sensibly felt. One lately thrown across the Potomac three miles above the city of Washington, and which without any intervening piers is wholly suspended to iron chains extending from bank to bank, deserves notice on account of the boldness of its construction and of its comparative cheapness. The principle of this new plan,...
Seite 329 - As we ascended the hill, the variety of beautiful objects, the agreeable stillness and natural simplicity of the whole scene, gave us the highest pleasure. We at length reached the spot, whence Milton undoubtedly took most of his images; it is on the top of the hill, from which there is a most extensive prospect on all sides: the distant...