Recollections of a Pedestrian, Volume 1

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Saunders and Otley, 1826

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Page 218 - For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men: as free, and not using your liberty for a cloak of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.
Page 190 - Dangerous conceits are in their natures poisons, Which at the first are scarce found to distaste, But with a little act upon the blood, Burn like the mines of sulphur.
Page 14 - La marche a quelque chose qui anime et avive mes idées: je ne puis presque penser quand je reste en place; il faut que mon corps soit en branle pour y mettre mon esprit.
Page 160 - Farewell the tranquil mind ! Farewell content ! Farewell the plumed troop, and the big wars, That make ambition virtue ! O, farewell ! Farewell the neighing steed, and the shrill trump, The spirit-stirring drum, the ear-piercing fife, The royal banner ; and all quality. Pride, pomp, and circumstance of glorious war ! And O, you mortal engines, whose rude throats The immortal Jove's dread clamours counterfeit, Farewell ! Othello's occupation's gone ! lago.
Page 14 - ... mettre mon esprit. La vue de la campagne, la succession des aspects agreables, le grand air, le grand appetit, la bonne sante que je gagne en marchant ; la liberte du cabaret, I'eloignement de tout ce qui me fait sentir mon dependance, de tout ce qui me rappelle a ma situation...
Page 57 - Julii parvam nunc venimus urbem ; Apparent veteris vestigia magna theatri, Ingentes arcus et thermae et ductus aquarum ; Apparet moles antiqui diruta portus, Atque ubi portus erat, siccum nunc littus et horti.
Page 40 - ... hair, which they allow to grow thick and bushy, falls in masses below it. The paysannes' dress generally resembles that above given of Beam. The female peasants at Aubagne, near Marseilles, have broad black hats, adorned with little scraps of silver lace, smart spensers, and gorgeous petticoats ; while their male companions, on their part, by the display of their gayest stockings and vests, seemed determined not to be outdone in finery. The women at Drappo, near Nice, wear their hair bound together...
Page 19 - He had, in conversation, generally stated, that he was merely wandering about for amusement and improvement ; but I had occasionally observed a gloom and heaviness of mind hanging about him, and there had been moments when he had (inadvertently, I thought,) expressed his indifference, nay dislike, to his own country.
Page 159 - ... wavelet, are taking credit for what is due to the great flux. The great tides in the affairs of men are irresistible : they gather their force from laws that we can but dimly apprehend, much less control. Unitarianism has been an organized effort in the line of advance, and has thus done opportune work. But the fiat had gone forth, Let there be light, and there was light, light that Unitarianism did not kindle, but was kindled by.
Page 19 - ... circumstances which had induced him to travel, came into my mind. He had, in conversation, generally stated, that he was merely...

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