Wanderings by the Seine: From Rouen to the Source

Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longman, 1835 - 258 páginas
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Página 38 - Come one, come all! this rock shall fly From its firm base as soon as I." Sir Roderick marked, — and in his eyes Respect was mingled with surprise, And the stern joy which warriors feel In foemen worthy of their steel.
Página 221 - ... eussiez osé m'en témoigner le moindre ressentiment. Apprenez tous tant que vous êtes, valets et maîtres, petits et grands, qu'il m'a plu d'agir ainsi ; que je ne dois ni ne veux rendre compte de mes actions à qui que ce soit, surtout à des fanfarons de votre sorte. Vous jouez un singulier personnage, pour un...
Página 60 - Andeli to repair their convent with the stones, wood, and tiles of the fortress ; and in 1610 granted letterspatent of the same kind to the Penitents of the order of Saint Francis in Petit Andeli. Louis XIII followed in the steps of Henri Quatre in this respect, if in no other ; and the two congregations we have mentioned not only made use of these noble materials at home, but sold them to others. Notwithstanding all, however, the Chateau, threatening in its very ruin, remained still an object of...
Página 65 - ... that they are fed by only sucking into some fine spirituous liquors, that pierce like pure air and oil ; others feed more gross on the foyson...
Página 65 - These bodies be so pliable through the subtlety of the spirits that agitate them, that they can make them appear or disappear at pleasure.
Página 59 - At the beginning of the seventeenth century the Chateau Gaillard was still entire, and was then considered the most complete, as well as the most magnificent specimen of military architecture in Europe. When at length the fiat for its destruction had gone forth, it took more than a dozen years to demolish the " fille d'un an
Página 65 - Irish used to bless all they fear harm of), and are said to be of a middle nature betwixt man and angel, as were demons thought to be of old, of intelligent studious spirits, and light changeable bodies (like those called astral), somewhat of the nature of a condensed cloud, and best seen in twilight.
Página 65 - ... haunt; some whereof of old, before the Gospel dispelled Paganism, and in some barbarous places as yet, enter houses after all are at rest, and set the kitchens in order, cleansing all the vessels. Such drags go under the name of Brownies.
Página 221 - ... n'ai pas besoin d'avoir recours à votre formidable puissance. Mon honneur l'a voulu ainsi ; ma volonté est une loi que vous devez respecter; vous taire est votre devoir; et bien des gens que je n'estime pas plus que vous, feraient très.bien d'apprendre ce qu'ils doivent à leurs égaux avant que de faire plus de bruit qu'il ne convient.

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