The Diary of an Invalid: Being the Journal of a Tour in Pursuit of Health, in Portugal, Italy, Switzerland, and France, in the Years 1817, 1818, and 1819, Volume 1

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J. Murray, 1824 - Europe - 307 pages

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Page 23 - How oft the sight of means to do ill deeds Makes ill deeds done...
Page 102 - You should not have believed me. For virtue cannot so inoculate our old stock but we shall relish of it.
Page 209 - My father's spirit in arms ! all is not well; I doubt some foul play: 'would, the night were come! Till then sit still, my soul: Foul deeds will rise, Though all the earth o'erwhelm them, to men's eyes.
Page 39 - For it so falls out, That what we have we prize not to the worth, Whiles we enjoy it; but being lack'd and lost, Why, then we rack the value; then we find The virtue, that possession would not show us Whiles it was ours...
Page 9 - It is a strange thing that in sea voyages, where there is nothing to be seen but sky and sea, men should make diaries ; but in land travel, wherein so much is to be observed, for the most part they omit it, as if chance were fitter to be registered than observation.
Page 106 - Let him study the Holy Scriptures, especially the New Testament. Therein are contained the words of eternal life. It has God for its Author ; salvation for its end ; and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter.
Page 82 - Winter season does of our own. The only advantage of Italy then is, that your penance is shorter than it would be in England ; for I repeat, that during the time it lasts, Winter is more severely felt here, than at Sidmouth, where I would even recommend an Italian invalid to repair, from November till February ; — if he could possess himself of Fortunatus's cap, to remove the difficulties of the journey.
Page 132 - Caron dimonio, con occhi di bragia, Loro accennando, tutte le raccoglie: Batte col remo qualunque s
Page 231 - ... ritu florent modo nata vigentque. debemur morti nos nostraque: sive receptus terra Neptunus classes Aquilonibus arcet, regis opus...
Page 245 - As he came forth of his mother's womb, naked shall he return to go as he came, and shall take nothing of his labour, which he may carry away in his hand.

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