St. Petersburgh: A journal of travels to and from that capital; through Flanders, the Rhenish provinces, Prussia, Russia, Poland, Silesia, Saxony, the federated states of Germany, and France, Volume 2
H. Colburn, 1828
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Pagina 674 - 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 644 - ... gorges, as if the chisel had been used to hew passages through them. They should rather be called lanes, so narrow are they, so deeply sunk, and so smoothly perpendicular do the gigantic walls of rock rise on both sides. The walls themselves are cut vertically into separate masses, by narrow openings reaching from the summit to the very bottom, as if a cement, which once united them, had been washed away. These perpendicular masses, again, are divided and grooved horizontally into layers, or...
Pagina 644 - Bastion, is the name given to one of the largest masses which rise close by the river on the right bank. - One narrow block, on the very summit, projects into the air. Perched on this, not on, but beyond the brink of the precipice, you command a prospect which, in its kind, is unique in Europe. You hover, on the pinnacle, at an elevation of more than eight hundred feet above the Elbe, which sweeps round the bottom of the precipice.
Pagina 186 - ... 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 200 - Hebecca, and made them heirs of thy promise; give thy blessing unto these thy servants, and guide them in every good work : For thou art the merciful God, the lover of mankind, and to thee we offer up our praise now and for ever, even unto ages of ages.
Pagina 668 - Novem. 1825," was struck by order of that prince, to commemorate the fiftieth year of Goethe's residence at his court, and was presented to the poet, a Counsellor and Minister of State, on the day mentioned in the inscription, accompanied by a letter addressed to him by the Grand-duke, which is too flattering to the distinguished individual to whom it is indited, and too honourable to the feelings of the writer, the excellent prince whose recent loss Weimar deplores...
Pagina 643 - The river Elbe flows through the centre of it, and its banks are more interesting in this part of its course than in any other between its source and the sea. " About 4 m. beyond Pillnitz the valley of the Elbe closes ; the mountains become more lofty and bare ; the majestic river, quitting at length the rugged and mountainous course which has hemmed him in from his birth in the Mountains of the Giant, and destined to visit, throughout the rest of his career, only scenes of industry and fertility,...
Pagina 200 - Thy servant, , and thy handmaiden, , and establish and make firm their betrothal, in faith and in oneness of mind, in truth and in love. For Thou, O Lord, hast declared that a pledge should be given and confirmed...
Pagina 668 - Continent, according to the opinion of many intelligent travellers, whom he had seen and conversed with on the subject. In taking leave of him, at length, Goethe put into my hands a small red morocco case, which he hoped I would accept as a souvenir of our meeting; after which I withdrew, with sentiments of increased admiration for this celebrated man. The case contained two bronze medals, the one executed by Brandt of Berlin, the other by Bovy, and both represent the bust of the poet in bold relief,...
Pagina 198 - On the embossed border of his card, "delicately edged with rose-colour, the emblematic figure of Hymen was represented on the one side, standing under a palm tree, between the sleeping dogs of fidelity, and inviting from the other side, the figures of the bride and bridegroom.