Memorials of a Tour on the Continent: To which are Added Miscellaneous Poems

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W. Pickering, 1845 - Italy - 311 pages

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Page 175 - You see, sweet maid, we marry A gentler scion to the wildest stock, And make conceive a bark of baser kind By bud of nobler race : this is an art Which does mend nature, change it rather, but The art itself is nature.
Page 127 - Nor shapes of men nor beasts we ken — The ice was all between. The ice was here, the ice was there, The ice was all around: It cracked and growled, and roared and howled, Like noises in a swound!
Page 175 - But nature makes that mean: so, over that art Which you say adds to nature, is an art That nature makes. You see, sweet maid, we marry A gentler scion to the wildest stock, And make conceive...
Page 182 - ... che nella capitale; tutte queste doti vere ed uniche di quel fortunato e libero paese, mi rapirono...
Page 158 - ... if what has happened in the case of sculpture, had likewise happened in regard to their paintings, and we had the good fortune to possess what the ancients themselves esteemed their master-pieces, I have no doubt but we should find their figures as correctly drawn as the Laocoon, and probably...
Page 158 - FORASMUCH as it hath pleased Almighty God of his goodness to give you safe deliverance, and hath preserved you in the great danger...
Page 170 - ... virginis est verae facies, quam vivere credas et, si non obstet reverentia, velle moveri: ars adeo latet arte sua. miratur et haurit pectore Pygmalion simulati corporis ignes.
Page 182 - ... in queste tante diramazioni della pubblica felicità, provenienti dal miglior governo. Onde, benché io allora non ne studiassi profondamente la costituzione, madre di tanta prosperità, ne seppi però abbastanza osservare e valutare gli effetti divini.
Page 174 - Sir, the year growing ancient, — Not yet on summer's death, nor on the birth Of trembling winter, — the fairest flowers o...
Page 133 - ... scramble up to the base of a small column of ice, that communicated with a sort of platform, on which there was firm, though scanty standing room, and whence the bridge might be immediately reached. The ice column looked insecure ; and the more so, from the quantity of brilliantly white fresh-fallen snow that had lodged against it. Its firmness, however, was put to the proof by blows with an ice pole, and it was partially cleared of the fresh snow. Devouassoud then cautiously cut steps round...

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