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Pagina 231 - Insuperable height of loftiest shade, Cedar, and pine, and fir, and branching palm, A sylvan scene, and, as the ranks ascend Shade above shade, a woody theatre Of...
Pagina 232 - The darksome pines that o'er yon rocks reclin'd Wave high, and murmur to the hollow wind, The wand'ring streams that shine between the hills, The grots that echo to the tinkling rills, The dying gales that pant upon the trees, The lakes that quiver to the curling breeze; No more these scenes my meditation aid, Or lull to rest the visionary maid.
Pagina 232 - But o'er the twilight groves and dusky caves, Long-sounding aisles and intermingled graves, Black Melancholy sits, and round her throws A death-like silence, and a dread repose : Her gloomy presence saddens all the scene, Shades every flower, and darkens every green ; Deepens the murmur of the falling floods, And breathes a browner horror on the woods.
Pagina 350 - Charles, that is, the qualities which give true sterling value to the man, and sanctify him to the eyes of his Creator — I mean humility, self-command, temperance, industry, prudence and fortitude — were not inferior to his public endowments. His table was for his guests ; his own diet was confined to bread and vegetables ; he allowed himself no amusement or relaxation, alleging that the variety of his duties was in itself a sufficient recreation. His dress and establishment...
Pagina 390 - Domo d'Ossola through one of the most delightful vallies that Alpine solitudes enclose, or the foot of the wanderer ever traversed. It is from two to seven miles wide, encompassed by mountains generally of a craggy and menacing aspect, but not unfrequently softened by verdure, wood, and cultivation.
Pagina 377 - ... are equally dangerous. The latter are more frequently experienced in the branch of the lake that terminates at Como than in the other parts, because it has no emissary or outlet, such as the Adda forms at Lecco. The mountains that border the lake are by no means either barren or naked ; their lower regions are generally covered with olives, vines, and orchards; the middle is encircled with groves of...
Pagina 576 - 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.
Pagina 19 - Sybarites are said to have occupied the neighbouring plain ; the Dorians therefore appear to have the fairest claim to these majestic and everlasting monuments. But at what period were they erected ? To judge from their form we must conclude that they are the oldest specimens of Grecian architecture now in existence. In beholding them, and contemplating their solidity, bordering upon heaviness, we are tempted to consider them as...