A visit to Portugal and Madeira

Chapman and Hall, 1854 - 483 ページ

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286 ページ - This world is the best that we live in, To lend, or to spend, or to give in ; But to beg, or to borrow, or get a man's own, 'Tis the very worst world, sir, that ever was known.
280 ページ - According to another version of the same proverbial rhyme, we are told :— " The man's a fool who tries by force or skill To stem the current of a woman's will, For if she will, she will, you may depend on't, And if she won't, she won't, and there's an end on't...
404 ページ - ... and clergy, who were assisting at divine service when the earthquake began, fled away with the utmost precipitation, every one where his fears carried him, leaving the splendid apparatus of the numerous altars, to the mercy of the first comer : but this did not so much affect me, as the distress of the poor animals, who seemed sensible of their hard fate ; some few were killed, others wounded, but the greater part, which had received no hurt, were left there to starve.
489 ページ - OLIVER CROMWELL'S LETTERS AND SPEECHES. With Elucidations and Connecting Narrative. With a Portrait of Cromwell. Third Edition, with numerous Additions and Corrections. In Four volumes. Post 8vo, 21.
324 ページ - Island, that all those districts are treated as common property — whether for pasturing cattle, or collecting fuel, by cutting furze, broom, brushwood, or timber — without any system or control. It is from this cause, that the forests in the mountains are rapidly disappearing, without a chance of being replaced by new timber ; for the goats and cattle, which are allowed to wander everywhere, without restraint, effectually destroy the young shoots as soon as they may appear...
225 ページ - Winter has become summer ; the naked trees which he left are exchanged for the luxuriant and varied foliage ; snow and frost for warmth and splendour ; the scenery of the temperate zone for the profusion and magnificence of the tropics ; a bright blue sky ; a glowing sun ; hills covered with vines ; a deep blue sea ; a picturesque and novel costume ; — all meet and delight the eye, just at the precise moment when to have landed on a barren island would have been considered a luxury.
323 ページ - He says that, according to the old law, " the union of several vínculos constituted a margado, a term applied in the Portuguese language both to the possessor and the possession. The effect of these perpetual- entails, whether due to the influence of the Church, or to the passion so natural to mankind to transmit their name and influence, in connexion with their possessions, to their most distant posterity, was the absorption of nearly the whole territory, — which was not in the possession of...
10 ページ - America and that of a passage to the East Indies by way of the Cape of Good Hope are the two greatest and most important events recorded in the history of mankind.