Works: With a Memoir by Her Sister, and an Essay on Her Genius, Volume 2


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Pagina 114 - At the hour of midnight the Salarian gate was silently opened, and the inhabitants were awakened by the tremendous sound of the Gothic trumpet. Eleven hundred and sixty-three years after the foundation of Rome, the imperial city, which had subdued and civilized so considerable a part of mankind, was delivered to the licentious fury of the tribes of Germany and Scythia.
Pagina 96 - The LORD of hosts hath purposed it, "to stain the pride of all glory, and to bring into contempt all the honourable of the earth.
Pagina 98 - That landscape ; and of pure, now purer air Meets his approach, and to the heart inspires Vernal delight and joy, able to drive All sadness but despair : now gentle gales, Fanning their odoriferous wings, dispense Native perfumes, and whisper whence they stole Those balmy spoils.
Pagina 66 - In the neighbourhood of Cadiz, the town of Xeres has been illustrated by the encounter which determined the fate of the kingdom. The stream of the Guadalete, which falls into the bay, divided the two camps, and marked the advancing and retreating skirmishes of three successive and bloody days. On the fourth day the two armies joined a more serious and decisive issue...
Pagina 261 - To stain thy cherub soul and form, Closed is the soft ephemeral flower That never felt a storm ! The sunbeam's smile, the zephyr's breath, All that it knew from birth to death.
Pagina 106 - Cleopatra, at the same time, was making a collection of poisonous drugs, and being desirous to know which was least painful in the operation, she tried them on the capital convicts. Such poisons as were quick in their operation she found to be attended with violent pain and convulsions ; such as were milder, were slow in their effect...
Pagina 169 - Greece ! thou sapient nurse of finer arts ! Which to bright science blooming fancy bore ; Be this thy praise, that thou, and thou alone, In these hast led the way, in these excell'd, Crown'd with the laurel of assenting Time.
Pagina 212 - Mais la grâce est toujours unie à la magnificence dans les scènes de la nature ; tandis que le courant du milieu entraîne vers la mer les cadavres des pins et des chênes, on voit sur les deux courants latéraux remonter, le long des rivages, des îles flottantes de pistia * et de nénuphar, dont les roses jaunes s'élèvent comme de petits pavillons.
Pagina 107 - The royal sepulchre, adorned with the splendid spoils and trophies of Rome, was constructed in the vacant bed ; the waters were then restored to their natural channel ; and the secret spot, where the remains of Alaric had been deposited, was forever concealed by the inhuman massacre of the prisoners, who had been employed to execute the...
Pagina 66 - Tarik, and the retrenchments of his camp were the first outline of those fortifications, which, in the hands of our countrymen, have resisted the art and power of the House of Bourbon. The adjacent governors informed the court of Toledo of the descent and progress of the Arabs; and the defeat of his lieutenant, Edeco, who had been commanded to seize and bind the presumptuous strangers, first admonished Roderic of the magnitude of the danger.

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