Travels in Various Countries of Europe, Asia and Africa: Scandinavia

T. Cadell and W. Davies in the Strand, 1824

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Seite 15 - Verily, I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, shall in no wise enter therein.
Seite 78 - Loke then said, that his art consisted in eating more than any other man in the world, and that he would challenge any one at that kind of combat. ' It must, indeed, be owned,' replied the king, ' that you are not wanting in dexterity, if you are able to perform what you promise.
Seite 150 - In Scarlet towne, where I was borne, There was a fair maid dwellin, Made every youth crye, Wel-awaye I Her name was Barbara Allen.
Seite 200 - ... pouring brandy down her child's throat, .was told, "It is good for them: our children are not troubled with wind or with rickets; and our adults," giving one of the sturdy peasants a notable thump, " see how hardy and healthy they are!" There was no reply to such an appeal; for of the...
Seite 199 - This motley groupe, amounting in all to thirteen persons, without a rag to cover them, squatted themselves upon the floor in the middle of the chamber, and began altogether the business of their brief toilette. The women put on two pairs of woollen hose, and over these a pair of greasy boots. The toilette being ended, they all with one accord began to blow their noses into the palms of their hands, and to wipe them upon their clothes. Then the men kindled their tobacco-pipes ; and a universal hawking...
Seite 261 - fought the good fight,'' but know and guard what they possess in thee ! Oh, land of happy firesides, and cleanly hearths, and domestic peace ! of filial piety, and parental love, and connubial joy; the cradle of heroes, the school of sages, the temple of law, the altar of faith, the asylum of innocence, the bulwark of private security, and of public honour ! " Where'er I roam, whatever realms to see, My heart, untravell'd, fondly turns to thee!
Seite 393 - Petersburg.' There is nothing little or mean to offend the eye ; all is grand, extensive, large, and open ; the streets seem to consist entirely of palaces ; the edifices are lofty and elegant. The public structures, quays, piers, ramparts...
Seite 201 - ... of brandy. It is in scenes like that which the interior of this hut exhibited, the mind is forcibly struck with a conviction of the relative nature of human hap- CHAP.
Seite 200 - Perhaps the practice may explain the frequency of dwarfs in the Northern countries of Europe; as in Poland, Russia, and Sweden. But the author, venturing a mild remonstrance upon seeing an affectionate mother pouring brandy down her child's throat, was told, "It is good for them : our children are not troubled with wind or with rickets ; and our adults...

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