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 1

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Page 360 - Looking tranquillity ! It strikes an awe And terror on my aching sight ; the tombs And monumental caves of death look cold, And shoot a chilness to my trembling heart. Give me thy hand, and let me hear thy voice ; Nay, quickly speak to me, and let me hear Thy voice — my own affrights me with its echoes.
Page 440 - Peter on a fiery steed, which he is supposed to have taught by skill, management, and perseverance, to rush up a steep and precipitous rock, to the very brink of a precipice, over which the animal and the Imperial rider pause without fear and in an attitude of triumph. The horse rears with his...
Page 440 - ... precipice, over which the animal and the imperial rider pause, without fear and in an attitude of triumph. The horse rears with his fore-feet in the air, and seems to be impatient of restraint, while the sovereign, turned towards the island, surveys with calm and serene countenance his capital rising out of the waters over which he extends the hand of protection. The bold manner in which the group has been made to rest on the hind legs of...
Page 446 - ... being seldom employed for the construction of porticos before the principal entrance. ' The number of spires, domes, and towers, with which the general map of the city is interspersed, give to the whole a pleasing variety. The Byzantine bulbous cupolas distinguish those dedicated to the Greco-Russian communion from the other churches. One of the principal ornaments of this modern Palmyra are indeed its churches. Seen from an eminence, the Greek churches appear, both far and near, with an imposing...
Page 375 - Polangen and Pillau, either loosely on the shore, on which it has been thrown by the strong north and westerly winds, or in small hillocks of sand near the sea, where it is found in regular strata. The quantity found yearly in this manner, and on this small extent of coast, besides what little is sometimes discovered in beds of...
Page 118 - Mix the whole together, and let the mixture stand for the space of a fortnight ; after which, introduce it into a glass retort, the body of which is immersed...
Page 509 - ... precautions are taken ; for the several articles of additional and warm clothing, are put on in the ante-room of one house, and deposited in that of another, where the servant follows his master to disrobe him of all his outward trappings. Unused as I was, to such severe cold weather, and perpetual snow, — subject for many years to rheumatic complaints, I found from experience, this mode of living not only innocuous, but highly beneficial to my state of health. The winter, when the ground is...
Page 447 - Gardes d cheval, the great and handsome portico of the Opera, with the picturesque church of St. Nicholas not far distant from it, successively presented themselves as objects for our admiration. The scene, too, in this direction, is pleasingly varied by the many intersecting canals which meet to mingle their waters with those of the gulf placed at the extreme point of our picture, and forming its distant horizon.
Page 441 - ... raised, pawing the air over the brink of a precipice. This dangerous experiment was carried into effect by the General for some days, in the presence of several spectators, and of Falconet, who sketched the various movements and parts of the group from clay to day, and was thus enabled to produce perhaps the finest, certainly the most correct, statue of the kind in Europe.
Page 441 - Empress, together with the impossibility of representing to nature so striking a position of man and animal, without having before his eyes a horse and rider in the attitude he had devised. General Melissino, an officer having the reputation of being the most expert as well as the boldest rider of the day, to whom the difficulties of the architect were made known, offered to ride daily one of Count Alexis...

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