Views A-foot: Or, Europe Seen with Knapsack and Staff

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Էջ 187 - Look not mournfully into the Past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the Present. It is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy Future, without fear, and with a manly heart.
Էջ 33 - ... foam That bears us far from thee ! " We seek a wild and distant shore, Beyond the Atlantic main ; We leave thee to return no more, Nor view thy cliffs again.
Էջ 51 - The river Rhine, it is well known, Doth wash your city of Cologne; But tell me, Nymphs! what power divine Shall henceforth wash the river Rhine?
Էջ 48 - IN the market-place of Bruges stands the belfry old and brown; Thrice consumed and thrice rebuilded, still it watches o'er the town. As the summer morn was breaking, on that lofty tower I stood, And the world threw off the darkness, like the weeds of widowhood.
Էջ 37 - A mighty mass of brick, and smoke, and shipping, Dirty and dusky, but as wide as eye Could reach, with here and there a sail just skipping In sight, then lost amidst the forestry Of masts; a wilderness of steeples peeping On tiptoe through their sea-coal canopy; A huge, dun cupola, like a foolscap crown On a fool's head - and there is London Town!
Էջ 188 - And when the loud bell shakes the spires And flame aloft the signal-fires, I go below and join the throng And swing my sword and sing my song : " I am the boy of the mountain !" Salzburg lies on both sides of the Salza, hemmed in on either hand by precipitous mountains.
Էջ 85 - In thy left the sword is blinking, Pierce it through the cap, while drinking To thy Fatherland once more !" With the first line of the last stanza, the Presidents sitting at the head of the table, take their glasses in their right hands, and at the third line, the sword in their left, at the end striking their glasses together and drinking. " In left hand gleaming, thou art beaming, Sword from all dishonor free ! Thus I pierce the cap, while swearing, It in honor ever wearing, I a valiant Bursch...
Էջ 73 - Ro'merberg, where the emperors were crowned, in a corner of which is a curiously ornamented house formerly the residence of Luther. There are legends innumerable connected with all these buildings, and even yet discoveries are frequently made in old houses of secret chambers and staircases. When you add to all this the German love of ghost-stories, and, indeed, their general belief in spirits, the lover of romance could not desire a more agreeable residence.
Էջ 215 - It is a grand, gloomy old pile, dating back from the eleventh century — one of the few Gothic churches in Germany that have ever been completed. The tower of beautiful fretwork rises to the height of three hundred and ninety-five feet, and the body of the church, including the choir, is of the same length. The interior is solemn and majestic. Windows stained in colors that burn let in a "dim religious light" which accords very well with the dark old pillars and antique shrines.
Էջ 322 - ... the four immense pillars on which it rests are each one hundred and thirty-seven feet in circumference ! It seems as if human art had outdone itself in producing this temple — the grandest which the world ever erected for the worship of the Living, God ! The awe I felt in looking up at the colossal arch of marble and gold, did not humble me ; on the contrary, I felt exalted, ennobled — beings in the form I wore planned the glorious edifice, and it seemed that in godlike power and perseverance,...

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