An Historical Account of the Most Celebrated Voyages, Travels, and Discoveries from the Time of Columbus to the Present Period, Bind 16

Bradford, 1803

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Side 58 - Thus every good his native wilds impart, Imprints the patriot passion on his heart; And e'en those ills, that round his mansion rise, Enhance the bliss his scanty fund supplies. Dear is that shed to which his soul conforms, And dear that hill which lifts him to the storms; And as a child, when scaring sounds molest, Clings close and closer to the mother's breast, So the loud torrent, and the whirlwind's roar, But bind him to his native mountains more.
Side 29 - Within the ancient walls of Vindonissa, the castle of Hapsburg, the abbey of Konigsfeld, and the town of Bruck, have successively arisen. The philosophic traveller may compare the monuments of Roman conquest, of feudal or Austrian tyranny, of monkish superstition, and of industrious freedom. If he be truly a philosopher, he will applaud the merit and happiness of his own times.
Side 208 - When the weather is favourable, he takes an airing in his coach, with his niece, or with some of his guests, of whom there is always a sufficient number at Ferney. Sometimes he saunters in his garden ; or, if the weather does not permit him to go abroad, he employs his...
Side 209 - Happy, if this extraordinary man had confined his genius to its native home, to the walks which the muses love, and where he has always been received with...
Side 260 - A government supported by an army of 180,000 men may safely disregard the criticisms of a few speculative politicians and the pen of the satirist. While his majesty retains the power of disposing of the lives and properties of his subjects as his wisdom shall direct, he allows them the most perfect freedom to amuse themselves with as many remarks or jokes on his conduct as they please...
Side 14 - ... Popish opponents of his reformed doctrines, in 1531. The reformers who adhered entirely to Zuinglius were called after his name and also Sacramentarians. ZURICH. It was admitted to be a member of the Swiss confederacy, of which this canton was made the head, AD 1351. Cession of Utznach, 1436. This was the first town in Switzerland that separated from the church of Rome, in consequence of the opposition given by Zuinglius to a Franciscan monk sent by Leo X., to publish indulgences here, 1519,...
Side 53 - and in the most perpendicular part of the mountain, is observed in the middle of a cavern, hollowed in a black rock, a colossal statue of white stone. It is the figure of a man in drapery, leaning on a pedestal with one leg crossed over the other ; and so regularly formed, that it cannot be a Lusus Nature; and yet it is absolutely inaccessible. This statue is called
Side 217 - They also show a large French horn, whose history is as follows: — About four hundred years ago, the Jews formed a conspiracy to betray the city, and with this identical horn they intended to give the enemy notice when to begin the attack.
Side 53 - By whom, or in what manner it could be placed in such a situation, which has hitherto proved inaccessible to all, it is difficult to conceive. About the beginning of the present century, one Huber, a native of a neighbouring village, attempted to descend into the cavern by means of ropes let down from the summit of the rock. He succeeded so far as to gain a near view of this "singular phenomenon, and was again drawn up in safety. On a second trial he was suspended in the air, and was endeavouring...
Side 236 - On these occasions the court assemble about six in the evening, the men being all in dominos, and the ladies in their usual dress, or with the addition of a few fanciful ornaments, according to the particular taste of each.

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