The Continental Traveller's Oracle; Or, Maxims for Foreign Locomotion, Band 1

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Seite 111 - Depuis ce jour me promene De la foret a la plaine, De la montagne au vallon. Je vais ou le vent me mene, Sans me plaindre ou m'effrayer, Je vais ou va toute chose, Ou va la feuille de rose Et la feuille de laurier.
Seite 114 - I this is the harvest of those who sow the wind to reap the whirlwind, and do nothing but rear a cross child into a stubborn boy. A servant will perform the wonder which defied the pedagogue, in a single week. It is true, he will not teach reading — but a man may read to travel, but does not travel to read. Should he show any genius that way, it cannot be helped.
Seite 112 - ... to be travellers should be thrown into a pail of ice the moment they are born, and then transferred for half an hour to the kitchen fire ; they may have to swim across frozen rivers, and run a race in the torrid zone, more than once, before they die : — they should be often fed on bread and water, and sometimes not at all ; in the deserts of Arabia there is seldom either : — they should be clad thinly ; — the brigands of Terracina frequently strip their victims : — they should know how...
Seite 115 - Ascham's days, when, for aught I know, the accounts of the beer-cellar were kept in hexameters, and people scanned every line as narrowly as if it were a bill of exchange. At present, every thing is simplified — essences, salts, abridgements : — we may carry about a...
Seite 116 - ... to economy, will cost less than the English paper and Brookman's pencils, which you cut and spoil, to the benefit of no one but the vender. I hate the affectation : — besides, it is so effeminate; if a man draws, depend upon it he can never hunt. It is only fit for mechanics and sick...
Seite 116 - Papa and Mamma, be taught to keep, like good children, their eyes on the ground. A seeker of truth will at once perceive there is as great a difference between reading and seeing, as between seeing and doing. The histories in the Scripture are the word of God ; but these naughty pictures are the works of men.
Seite 115 - I see no use in the classics. Let me be understood ; since they have been given up by the Universities, (for who now reads Virgil to obtain a living ?) they have no business in polished society. All that did well enough in Robert...
Seite 114 - But other accomplishments should not be neglected : smoking, for instance, which cannot be begun too soon. I would - put a boy into the short-pipe at six, if possible ; then get him at ten to the German, and to the Chibouque, and the Hookah, or Narghili, (if intended for the voyage outremer,) at twelve.
Seite 113 - Carr will do for Holland, and, I believe, Ireland — (if any one travels there, now that he can travel any where else) ; — Chateaubriand for Greece and the East ; Eustace for Italy ; Blayney, and the rest of the Fudge Family, for France...
Seite 115 - ... the beer-cellar were kept in hexameters, and people scanned every line as narrowly as if it were a bill of exchange. At present, every thing is simplified — essences, salts, abridgements : — we may carry about a medicine-shop in a thimble, and a library in a catalogue, or the Pope's post-book.

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