A Year in Europe: Comprising a Journal of Observations in England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Switzerland, the North of Italy, and Holland. In L8l8 and L8l9, Svazek 1

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Collins & Company and E. Bliss and E. White, 1823
 

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Strana 227 - Forgive, blest shade, the tributary tear, That mourns thy exit from a world like this ; Forgive the wish that would have kept thee here, And stayed thy progress to the seats of bliss • No more confined to grov'ling scenes of night, No more a tenant pent in mortal clay, Now should we rather hail thy glorious flight, And trace thy journey to the realms of day.
Strana 417 - There is a constant danger of urging the child forward beyond its natural strength, of anticipating its conclusions and thus weakening its confidence in its own powers. In the plans he adopts nothing is to be got by heart. The understanding is to be thoroughly reached, and then the memory will take care of itself. His school consists at present of about ninety boys, German, Prussian, French, Swiss, Italian, Spanish and English. It is divided into four principal classes, according to the attainments...
Strana 431 - The gentleness of my dog,' said Droz, 'is his least merit. If your majesty touch one of the apples which you see in the shepherd's basket, you will admire the fidelity of this animal.
Strana 416 - ... toward others. He thinks there is enough in the intuitive understanding of every child to accomplish the complete growth and maturity of its faculties, if its reason be properly trained and nourished, and not warped by injudicious treatment. The common plans of education he regards as too artificial, too wide a departure from nature. Too much stress is laid upon the memory, while the 60 imagination is too much neglected.
Strana 430 - There were exhibited on it a negro, a shepherd, and a dog. When the clock struck, the shepherd played six tunes on his flute, and the dog approached and fawned upon him. This clock was exhibited to the king of Spain, who was greatly delighted with it. ' The gentleness of my dog,' said Droz, 'is his least merit.
Strana 383 - ... their due operation, are to promote the permanent happiness of men, he considers agriculture, as affording opportunities and advantages of the greatest importance, and next to this, the mechanic arts Agreeably to these leading views, his establishment consists of two distinct parts ; a boarding school of the sons of noblemen and gentlemen, in which no pains are spared, to provide them with teachers in every useful science ; and of a school of boys, taken from the poorest class, who are clothed...
Strana 73 - Saxons, who died in 616, ordered Melitus, then Bishop of London, to perform the ceremony ; but that St. Peter himself was beforehand with him, and consecrated it in the night preceding the day appointed by his Majesty for that purpose, accompanied by angels, and surrounded by a glorious appearance of burning lights. That this legend continued to be believed after the building itself was destroyed, will appear by a charter, which we shall have occasion to mention hereafter ; and though nothing can...
Strana 415 - Canton, and the government of the Pays de Vaud, to which it now belongs, continues the grant. On entering the castle, we were invited into a private room. I gave my letters to the person in attendance, who took them immediately to the chief. The good old man soon came in, seized me warmly by the hand, and seeing my hat on my head, he pointed to it in a sort of ecstacy, with his eyes almost filled with tears. I hardly knew how to interpret this emotion, and asked him if he wished me to take it off....
Strana 382 - That these distinctions or classes among men would always prevail, in every civilized country, he believed to be incontrovertible; and, of course, any attempt to break down the distinction would be fruitless.

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