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Gleanings Through Wales, Holland, and Westphalia. to Which Is Added ...
Samuel Jackson Pratt
No preview available - 2016
Amelia amongst amused ancient Anglesey arms bard Barmouth Batavians beauty benevolence betwixt blest Brielle Caernarvon Cambrian character charms cottage curtsey dear delightful England eyes fairy faith fame fancy father favour feel Festiniog foul genius gentleman give Gleaner Gleanings gratisied grave habits hand happy heart honest honour horse hour human inhabitants John Howard journey Julius Cæsar labours lady land less LETTER lise living look Lord magick manner Merionethshire mind mountains muse nature never night objects observed pass peasants perhaps person pleasure Plinlimmon poet poor Powis Castle present Prince publick sad Band satissied shew sield sigh silled sind sine sinish sire sirst South Wales spirit Stadtholder stranger tankard tears thee thing thou thought tion tour town traveller truth village virtue Wales Welsh whole wish
Page 87 - The learn'd is happy nature to explore, The fool is happy that he knows no more ; The rich is happy in the plenty given, The poor contents him with the care of Heaven.
Page 345 - The poor contents him with the care of Heav'n. See the blind beggar dance, the cripple sing, The sot a hero, lunatic a king; The starving chemist in his golden views Supremely blest, the poet in his muse.
Page 347 - But mutual wants this happiness increase ; All Nature's difference keeps all Nature's peace. Condition, circumstance, is not the thing; Bliss is the same in subject or in king. In who obtain defence, or who defend, In him who is, or him who finds a friend ; 48 Heaven breathes through every member of the whole One common blessing, as one common soul.
Page 167 - Above the castle is a long ridge of hills finely shaded, part of which is the park ; and still higher is a terrace, up to which you are led through very fine lawns, from whence you have a view that exceeds...
Page 194 - London. The weather was so very terrific, that I had forgot his inveterate exactness, and had yielded up the hope of expecting him. Twelve at noon was the hour ; and exactly as the clock struck...
Page 193 - ... that time. His journeys were continued from prison to prison, from one group of wretched beings to another, night and day ; and where he could not go with a carriage he would ride, and where that was hazardous he would walk. Such a thing as an obstruction was out of the question.
Page 159 - Length of life is distributed impartially to very different modes of life in very different climates ; and the mountains have no greater examples of age and health than the...
Page 98 - ... it being, at least, as usual for the Pastoras of the mountains to go from the bed of courtship to the bed of marriage as unpolluted and maidenly as the Chloes of fashion; and yet you are not to conclude that this proceeds from their being less susceptible of the belle-passion than their betters; or that the cold air which they breathe has 'froze the genial current of their souls.