The Index Guide to Travel and Art-study in Europe: a Compendium of Geographical, Historical, and Artistic Information for the Use of Americans: Alphabetically Arranged

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C. Scribner's sons, 1888 - 573 pages
 

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Page 262 - It is my wish that my ashes may repose on the banks of the Seine, in the midst of the French people, whom I have loved so well.
Page 187 - Or, turning to the Vatican, go see Laocoon's torture dignifying pain A father's love and mortal's agony With an immortal's patience blending : vain The struggle ; vain, against the coiling strain And gripe, and deepening of the dragon's grasp, The old man's clench ; the long envenom'd chain Rivets the living links, the enormous asp Enforces pang on pang, and stifles gasp on gasp.
Page 153 - I see before me the Gladiator lie : He leans upon his hand his manly brow Consents to death, but conquers agony, And his drooped head sinks gradually low And through his side the last drops, ebbing slow From the red gash, fall heavy, one by one, Like the first of a thunder-shower ; and now The arena swims around him he is gone, Ere ceased the inhuman shout which hailed the wretch who won.
Page 130 - It seems to me that a story, with all sorts of fun and pathos in it, might be contrived on the idea of their species having become intermingled with the human race; a family with the faun blood in them, having prolonged itself from the classic era till our own days.
Page 130 - I looked at the Faun of Praxiteles, and was sensible of a peculiar charm in it ; a sylvan beauty and homeliness, friendly and wild at once. The lengthened, but not preposterous ears, and the little tail, which we infer, have an exquisite effect, and make the spectator smile in his very heart.
Page 497 - XVI. the refusal of the deputies to disperse, and the memorable words of Mirabeau, "We are here by the will of the people, and we will only disperse at the point of the bayonet.
Page 380 - Now on the dead, then on that master-piece, Now on his face, lifeless and colourless, Then on those forms divine that lived and breathed, And would live on for ages all were moved ; And sighs burst forth, and loudest lamentations.
Page 185 - The bed of the lake is but a rushy swamp ; and the massive ruins of the Castle only serve to show what their splendour once was, and to impress on the musing visitor the transitory value of human possessions, and the happiness of those who enjoy a humble lot in virtuous contentment.
Page 100 - Whenever any article subject to duty is found In the baggage of any person arriving within the United States, which was not, at the time of making entry for such baggage, mentioned to the collector before whom such entry was made, by the person making entry, such article shall be forfeited, and the person in whose baggage it is found shall be liable to a penalty of treble the value of such article.
Page 379 - And when all beheld Him, where he lay, how changed from yesterday, Him in that hour cut off, and at his head His last great work ; when, entering in, they looked...

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