The Pleasure Paths of Travel

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T. C. Newby, 1857 - Europe - 342 pages

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Page 17 - cried Lars Porsena, 'Now yield thee to our grace.' Round turned he, as not deigning Those craven ranks to see; Nought spake he to Lars Porsena, To Sextus nought spake he; But he saw on Palatinus The white porch of his home; And he spake to the noble river That rolls by the towers of Rome. 'O Tiber! father Tiber! To whom the Romans pray, A Roman's life, a Roman's arms, Take thou in charge this day...
Page 16 - Alone stood brave Horatius, But constant still in mind ; Thrice thirty thousand foes before, And the broad flood behind. " Down with him ! " cried false Sextus, With a smile on his pale face. "Now yield thee," cried Lars Porsena,
Page 17 - No sound of joy or sorrow Was heard from either bank ; But friends and foes in dumb surprise With parted lips and straining eyes, Stood gazing where he sank ; And when above the surges They saw his crest appear, All Rome sent forth a rapturous cry, And even the ranks of Tuscany Could scarce forbear...
Page 325 - In addition to the immense mass of practical and useful information with which this work abounds, there is a refreshing buoyancy and dash about the style, which makes it as attractive and fascinating as the pages of the renowned Nimrod himself.
Page 316 - We may, with perfect truth affirm, that during the last fifty years there has been no book of such peculiar interest to the literary and political world. It has contributions from every person of literary reputation — Byron, Sir E. Bulwer, (who contributes an original Poem.) James, D'Israeli, Marryatt, Savage Landor, Campbell, LEL, the Smiths, Shelley, Jenkyn, Sir W. Gell. Jekyl, &c., &c. ; as well as letters from the most eminent Statesmen and Foreigners of distinction, the Duke of Wellington,...
Page 321 - It will excellently prepare the student for the uses of the vases in the British Museum."— Spectator. "Great pains, fine taste, and large expense are evident. It does infinite credit to the enterprising publisher.
Page 327 - In 1 Vol. 14s. THE AGE OF PITT AND FOX. By the Author of " Ireland and its Rulers." The Times says : " We may safely pronounce it to be the best text-book that we have yet seen of the age which it professes to describe.
Page 331 - NEWBY. In 1 Vol. 9s. FROM BABYLON TO JERUSALEM. BY THE COUNTESS HAHN-HAHN. " This book is neither more nor less than the life of the Countess HahnHahn, a lady of great literary celebrity, and the history of her conversion from Protestantism to Roman Catholicism : it will be read with deep interest,
Page 282 - And one, an English home— gray twilight pour'd On dewy pastures, dewy trees, Softer than sleep — all things in order stored, A haunt of ancient Peace.
Page 325 - A work which every owner of a horse will do well to consult." — Morning Herald. " Every man who is about purchasing a horse, whether it be hunter, riding horse, lady's palfrey, or cart horse, will do well to make himself acquainted with the contents of this book.

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