A Tour in Switzerland, Or, A View of the Present State of the Governments and Manners of Those Cantons: With Comparative Sketches of the Present State of Paris, Volume 1

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G.G. and J. Robinson, 1798 - 706 pages

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Page 299 - I mould have found in fome place of my foul A drop of patience. But, alas, to make me A fixed figure for the hand of fcorn To point his flow, unmoving finger at— Yet could I bear that too, well, very well : But there, where I have garner'd up my heart...
Page 344 - O how canst thou renounce the boundless store Of charms which Nature to her votary yields ! The warbling woodland, the resounding shore, The pomp of groves, and garniture of fields; All that the genial ray of morning gilds, And all that echoes to the song of even, All that the mountain's sheltering bosom shields, And all the dread magnificence of Heaven, O how canst thou renounce, and hope to be forgiven ? These charms shall work thy soul's eternal health, And love, and gentleness, and joy, impart.
Page 30 - ... in a flat purfe of Morocco leather, only large enough to contain a few louis, at the fide of her neck, and giving her fnuff-box and her pocket-handkerchief to the care of the gentleman who attends her, and to whom fhe applies for them whenever (lie has occafion.
Page 27 - The fetes of the court, it is aflerted by the few perfons remaining in France, by whom they were frequented, were but tawdry fplendour compared with the clatlical elegance which prevails at the fetes of our republican contractors.
Page 118 - Mr. Le Grand, member of the grea.t council, an ardent and enlightened friend of the French Republic, had taught his in,fants to lifp the cheriflied founds of liberty, and chaunt its favorite airs with fuch fond 0 enthufiafm, that his houfe feemed to me a chapel worthy of William Tell.
Page 7 - Bafil is a town of clubbifts, containing no lefs than twelve fmoking focieties, each compofed of about fixty members, who meet every afternoon at an early hour, drink tea amidft the exhilarating fumes of tobacco, difcufs the political fituation,. but far more indefatigably the commercial affairs of the town, calculate the gains and...
Page 49 - His gardens next your admiration call; On every side you look, behold the wall! No pleasing intricacies intervene, No artful wildness to perplex the scene ; Grove nods at grove, each alley has a brother, And half the platform just reflects the other.
Page 115 - Cox, that he found mopkeepers in this city reading Virgil, Horace, and Plutarch ; from which he was, no doubt, well authorized to draw his conclufion, that there is no country in the world where the people are fo happy. • But whatever were the Halcyon days of tafte and learning at the period of Mr. Cox's vifit, it is a melancholy fact, that this literary fpirit has entirely evaporated fince his departure. Thefe lettered triumphs, the
Page 30 - The fair Grecians being determined not , to injure the contour of fine forms by fuperfluous incumbrances, no fafhionable lady at Paris wears any pockets, and the inconvenience of being without is obviated by...
Page 10 - tis useless to excel; Where none are beaux, 'tis vain to be a belle; Beauty, like wit, to judges should be shown; Both most are valued, where they best are known.

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