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Seite 225 - That man is little to be envied, whose patriotism would not gain force upon the plain of Marathon, or whose piety would not grow • warmer among the ruins of lona.
Seite 225 - Far from me and from my friends, be 30 such frigid philosophy as may conduct us indifferent and unmoved over any ground which has been dignified by wisdom, bravery, or virtue. That man is little to be envied, whose patriotism would not gain force upon the plain of Marathon, or whose piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona...
Seite 225 - We were now treading that illustrious island, which was once the luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible, if it were endeavoured, and would be foolish, if it were possible.
Seite 293 - Where, thro' a shapeless breach, his stream resounds; As high in air the bursting torrents flow, As deep recoiling surges foam below, Prone down the rock the whitening sheet descends, And viewless Echo's ear, astonished, rends. Dim-seen, thro' rising mists, and ceaseless show'rs, The hoary cavern, wide-surrounding, low'rs. Still, thro...
Seite 293 - AMONG the heathy hills and ragged woods The roaring Fyers pours his mossy floods, Till full he dashes on the rocky mounds, Where, thro' a shapeless breach, his stream resounds. As high in air the bursting torrents flow, As 'deep recoiling surges foam below, Prone down the rock the whitening sheet descends, And viewless Echo's ear astonished rends. Dim-seen, thro...
Seite 162 - Oft stay thy steps, oft taste the cordial drop, And rest, oh ! rest, long, long upon the top. There hail the breezes, nor with toilsome haste, Down the rough slope thy...
Seite 251 - ... which give them an apparent motion of different degrees of velocity, as the spectator rides along the opposite beach. At other times his road is at the foot of rugged and stupendous cliffs, and trees are growing where no earth is to be seen. Every rock has its echo ; every grove is vocal, by the melodious harmony of birds, or by the sweet airs of women and children gathering filberts in their season.
Seite 193 - ... a romance in stone and lime." Immediately below Abbotsford, the Tweed is joined from the north by Gala water, whose youths are celebrated in song, as " the braw lads o' Gala water," and extolled as matchless, even by those of " Ettrick shaws and Yarrow braes," in one of Burns's beautiful lyrics.* * On the banks of the Gala, about a mile above its confluence with the Tweed, lies Galashiels, which a few years ago was a small village, but is now a place of considerable importance, and, considering...
Seite 93 - Trelawney, the mansion is said to have as many windows as there are days in the year.
Seite 380 - The STRANGER'S GUIDE to the PLAINS of WATERLOO, &c., exhibiting, on a large Scale, the Positions of the Armies on the 15th, 16th, -17th, and 18th of June, 1815. Done up in a portable form, 4s.

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