Switzerland and the Swiss: Sketches of the Country and Its Famous Men

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E.P. Dutton, 1877 - 291 Seiten
 

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Seite 238 - Eound, over, and under them we go: often progress seems impossible; but Bennen, ever in advance, and perched like a bird on some projecting crag, contrives to find a way. Now we crawl singly along a narrow ledge of rock, with a wall on one side, and nothing on the other: there is no hold for hands or alpenstock, and the ledge slopes a little, so that if the nails in our boots hold not, down we shall go: in the middle of it a piece of rock juts out, which we ingeniously duck under, and emerge just...
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Seite 244 - Nine weary uphill miles we sped, The setting sun to see ; Sulky and grim he went to bed, Sulky and grim went we. " Seven sleepless hours we tossed, and then, The rising sun to see, Sulky and grim we rose again, Sulky and grim rose he.
Seite 166 - Radbert, who first distinctly taught a real change of the bread and wine into the body and blood of the Lord...
Seite 34 - These dead and chilly fields of ice, which prolong the reign of winter throughout the year, are, in reality, the source of life and the springs of vegetation. They are the locked-up reservoirs, the sealed fountains, from which the vast rivers traversing the great continents of our globe are sustained. The summer heat, which dries up other sources of water, first opens out their bountiful supplies. When the rivers of the plain begin to shrink and dwindle within their parched beds, the torrents of...
Seite 277 - Genevans, these gentlemen, your ministers, in truth, are very singular people ! They do not know what they believe, or what they do not believe: they do not even know what they would wish to appear to believe. Their only manner of establishing their faith is to attack the faith of others...
Seite 21 - The waters which had stood above the mountains,' thus perhaps melted, ' fled at God's rebuke, and at the voice of His thunder they hasted away.' " Then the springs bubbled forth; the melting ice poured down the mountain sides, at first slowly, but soon in many grand rushing torrents. ' They went up by the mountains and down by the valleys unto the place which God had founded for them; and He set them a bound that they should not pass.
Seite 173 - a great portion of the scandal is taken away by the suppression of our fierce debates ; we could not have hoped for so much. May Christ's hand remove the last obstacle that separates us.-}- There is now a friendly concord between us, and if we persevere in prayer, brotherhood will come.
Seite 277 - Socinians, Deists — he proclaims it and thinks he does them honour. They are alarmed, terrified ; they come together, they discuss, they are in agitation...
Seite 226 - Dauphin^, and of Burgundy. All these journeys I have made with the mineralogist's hammer in my hand, with no other aim than the study of natural phenomena, clambering up to every accessible summit that promised anything of interest, and always returning with specimens of the minerals and mountains, especially such as afforded confirmations or contradictions of any theory, in order that I might examine...

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