Historic Studies in Vaud, Berne, and Savoy: From Roman Times to Voltaire, Rousseau, and Gibbon, Volym 1

Chatto & Windus, 1897 - 31 sidor

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Sida 197 - A small green isle, it seem'd no more, Scarce broader than my dungeon floor, But in it there were three tall trees, And o'er it blew the mountain breeze, And by it there were waters flowing, And on it there were young flowers growing, Of gentle breath and hue.
Sida 3 - I am thus far (kept by stress of weather) on my way back to Diodati (near Geneva) from a voyage in my boat round the Lake ; and I enclose you a sprig of Gibbon's Acacia and some rose-leaves from his garden, which, with part of his house, I have just seen. You will find honorable mention, in his Life, made of this " Acacia ", when he walked out on the night of concluding his history.
Sida 8 - It was at Rome, on the 15th of October 1764, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter,* that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind.
Sida ix - A Historical Inquiry concerning Henry Hudson, his Friends, Relatives, and Early Life, his Connection with the Muscovy Company, and Discovery of Delaware Bay.
Sida 69 - I heard a great peer of this realm, and a learned, say, when he lived there was no king in Christendom had such a subject as Oxford.
Sida 89 - O maison d'Aristippe,' etc., had been imparted as a secret to the gentleman by whom I was introduced. He allowed me to read it twice ; I knew it by heart ; and as my discretion was not equal to my memory, the author was soon displeased by the circulation of a, copy.

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