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St. Petersburgh, a journal of travels to and from that capital, Volume 2
Augustus Bozzi Granville
Volledige weergave - 1828
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Pagina 385 - Chapel, which office he continued to fill until the time of his death, which took place two years ago at the age of seventy-four years.
Pagina 666 - I have kissed I know not how oft. Where be your gibes now? your gambols? your songs? your flashes of merriment, that were wont to set the table on a roar? Not one now, to mock your own grinning? quite chapfallen? Now get you to my lady's chamber, and tell her, let her paint an inch thick, to this favour she must come; make her laugh at that. Prithee, Horatio, tell me one thing. Hor. What's that, my lord? Ham. Dost thou think Alexander looked o' this fashion i
Pagina 632 - These perpendicular masses, again, are divided and grooved horizontally into layers, or apparent layers, like blocks regularly laid upon each other to form the wall. The extremities are seldom sharp or angular, but almost always rounded, betraying the continued action of water. They generally terminate in some singular form. Some have a huge rounded mass reclining on their summit, which appears scarcely broad enough to poise it; others have a more regular mass laid upon them, like the astragal of...
Pagina 632 - ... an irregular amphitheatre, terminated by a lofty, but rounded, range of mountains. The striking feature is, that, in the bosom of this amphitheatre, a plain of the most varied beauty, huge columnar hills start up at once from the ground, at great distances from each other, overlooking, in lonely and solemn grandeur, each its own portion of the domain. They are monuments which the Elbe has left standing to commemorate his triumph over their less hardy kindred.
Pagina 711 - Travels in Mesopotamia ; including a Journey from Aleppo across the Euphrates to Orfah, (the Ur of the Chaldees,) through the Plains of the Turcomans to Diarbekr in Asia Minor, from thence to Mardin on the borders of the Great Desert, and by the Tigris to Mousul and Bagdad : with Researches on the Ruins of Babylon, Nineveh, Arbela, Ctesiphon, and Seleucia. By JS Buckingham, Author of Travels in Palestine and the countries East of the Jordan ; Travels among the Arab Tribes, &c.
Pagina 189 - ... patriotism. The celebrated leader of the Cossacks during the period of the French invasion, having intercepted a great part of the booty which the French were carrying from Moscow, sent it to the metropolitan or head of the church, with a characteristic letter, directing it to be " made into an image of the four Evangelists, and adorn the church of the Mother of God of Cazan.
Pagina 632 - Konigstein is artificial, for it has long been a fortress, and, from the strength of its situation, is still a virgin one. Besides these, the giants of the territory, the plain is studded with many other columnar eminences of the same general character, though on a smaller scale, and they all bear, from time immemorial, their particular legends ; —for the mountains of Saxony and Bohemia are the native country of tale-telling tradition, the cradle of Gnomes and Kobolds. In the deep rents and gloomy...
Pagina 714 - PORTUGAL in 1828. Comprising SKETCHES of the STATE of PRIVATE SOCIETY and of RELIGION in that Kingdom under DON MIGUEL. With a Narrative of the Author's Residence there, and of his Persecution and Trial as a State Prisoner.
Pagina 210 - Passqjonaiatetz took the bride by the hand, and conducted her into the bed-chamber, where he consigned her to the care of all the married ladies present, himself retiring immediately after. Those matrons...
Pagina 632 - ... bank. One narrow block, on the very summit, projects into the air. Perched on this, not on, but beyond, the brink of this precipice, you command a prospect which, in its kind, is unique in Europe. You hover on the pinnacle, at an elevation of more than 60O feet above the Elbe, which sweeps round the bottom of the precipice.