Pictures of Nuremberg; and Rambles in the Hills and Valleys of Franconia, Volume 2

Capa
 

O que estão dizendo - Escrever uma resenha

Não encontramos nenhuma resenha nos lugares comuns.

Outras edições - Visualizar todos

Termos e frases comuns

Passagens mais conhecidas

Página 65 - Oft did the cliffs reverberate the sound Of parted fragments tumbling from on high; And from the summit of that craggy mound The perching eagle oft was heard to cry, Or on resounding wings to shoot athwart the sky.
Página 242 - A small wooden staircase leads to the room where he resided when first conveyed thither, forcibly and in secret, by the devices of his friend, the elector, from the dangers, hidden and open, which at that time threatened his life. He called it his Patmos ; and here he wrote several works, and completed a great portion of his translation of the Bible. The room he occupied remains in all its principal features entirely unchanged. Whether a man be...
Página 290 - ... of the handful of dust that lies mouldering at their feet ; we should have had no dishonest guardians, no heirs-apparent, no crown princes, no " Letters from the Dead ;" there would have been no Desdemona slain through jealousy, no Romeo poisoned through love, and no mawkish bread-and-butter-cutting lady-lover, shooting himself, like Werther, from a puling sickening mixture of passion and foolery (the only exception I should be disposed to regret). Indeed, although the world might still have...
Página 284 - ... perpetually, but often embitters the life of his neighbours. He who is addicted to this kind or habit is liable to have his mind sent wandering and his thoughts troubled even by the most trivial circumstance. For instance, he is perhaps eating a biscuit or a halfpenny roll, and straightway he begins to think of corn tillage, the plough, the flail, and the windmill. The windmill naturally brings to mind Don Quixote and Cervantes, from which the transition flows easily on to Spanish literature...
Página 284 - Some extraordinary tkinkers, however, there are, whose vagaries in this way often bring them unawares upon subjects of still sadder contemplation. One of these perhaps bursts a buttonhole, or tears the skirt of his coat, and he instantly begins to think upon all things tearable, tearing, and torn ; on German dynasties and German...
Página 288 - Iliad," and consequently the plague and punishment of many a school-boy. I thought, too, of the apples of the Hesperides and the apples of Paradise, and then began to consider in what condition the world would probably have found itself if Eve (instead of the tree of knowledge) had eaten the fruit of the tree of life. Mankind would have wanted no apothecary, no medical man, no surgeon, no churchyard, and no life assurance companies ; Morrison's pills, the water-cure, homeopathy...
Página 19 - In secret shadow, far from all mens sight: From her faire head her fillet she undight, And laid her stole aside. Her angels face, As the great eye of heaven, shyned bright, And made a sunshine in the shadie place ; Did never mortall eye behold such heavenly grace.
Página 279 - ... doing — to thought rather than to action. This, however, like everything else, has its good side. Indolence — call it, if you will, inactivity — is the grand Pacific Ocean of life, into whose stagnant abyss the good and the bad oftentimes alike fall and have their end. It is a sort of moral Dead Sea, wherein, if the most salutary things produce no benefit, the most pernicious, on the other hand, produce no evil. The fact is, there are thousands, nay, perhaps millions, who want energy, for...
Página 65 - Fenced from the north and east this savage dell. Southward a mountain rose with easy swell, Whose long long groves eternal murmur made : And toward the western sun a streamlet fell, Where, through the cliffs, the eye, remote, survey'd Blue hills, and glittering waves, and skies in gold array'd.
Página 241 - The whole, as well the horse as the rider, is of black steel, entirely covered with ingeniously wrought devices, but somewhat strangely chosen. For instance, on the breastplate of the horse there is the figure of Adam being tempted by Eve, and the Goddess of Justice with Balance and Sword. Another figure is that of Kunz von Kaufungen, a robber knight of gigantic stature, who stole away two of the Saxon princes on the night of the 8th of July, 1455, and who afterwards died at Friberg under the sword...

Informações bibliográficas