Travels in France, During the Years 1814-15: Comprising a Residence at Paris During the Stay of the Allied Armies, and at Aix, at the Period of the Landing of Bonaparte ...

Macredie, Skelly, and Muckersy, 1816

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280 ページ - Oh, winds of Winter ! list ye there To many a deep and dying groan ; Or start, ye demons of the midnight air, At shrieks and thunders louder than your own. Alas ! ev'n your unhallow'd breath May spare the victim fallen low ; But man will ask no truce to death, — No bounds to human woe *. LINES SPOKEN BY MRS.
274 ページ - 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.
129 ページ - For contemplation he and valour formed, For softness she and sweet attractive grace, He for God only, she for God in him...
326 ページ - It is impossible for language to convey an adequate idea of the universal expressions of execration, which accompanied these monsters on their journey ; it was fortunate for them that the weather was dry,, had it been otherwise they would have been smothered. From the moment the cart was in motion, the fury of the mob began to display itself in showers of mud and...
91 ページ - She bore, with unexampled,magnanimity, the sacrifice of power and of influence which 106 she was compelled to make : she carried into the obscurity of humble life all the dignity of mind which befitted the character of an empress of France ; and exercised, in the delightful occupations of country life, or in the alleviation of the severity of individual distress, that firmness of mind and gentleness of disposition with which she had lightened the weight of imperial dominion, and softened the rigour...
26 ページ - Domine); had a French guard at his door — went out in a chaise and pair, with a single servant and no guards, and was very regular in his attendance at a small chapel, where the service of the Greek church was performed. We had access to very good information concerning him, and the account which we received of his character even exceeded our anticipation. His humanity was described to us as almost unparalleled. He repeatedly left behind him, in marching with...
25 ページ - It is fortunately superfluous for us to enlarge on the appearance, or on the character of the Emperor Alexander. We were struck with the simplicity of the style in which he lived. He inhabited only one or two apartments in a wing of the splendid Elysee Bourbon — slept on a leather mattress, which he had used in the campaign— rose at four in the morning, to transact business — wore the uniform of a Russian General, with only the medal of 1812, (the same...
168 ページ - ... and promenades, in seeing and being seen; in short, in scenes resembling, as nearly as possible, those in which the higher ranks of all nations spend their leisure hours. While the useful arts are comparatively little advanced, those which relate to ornaments alone are very generally superior to ours; and the persons who profess these arts, speak of them with a degree of fervour that often seems ludicrous.
33 ページ - ... with the impressions of his character derived from his whole conduct, and the style of his public writings, sufficiently shewed, that his time had been spent more in camps than in courts.
245 ページ - She has (he says) united every advantage of countenance, and voice, and figure, which it is possible to conceive ; and no one can ever have witnessed her incomparable acting, without feeling that the imagination can suggest nothing more completely lovely, more graceful, more natural and touching, than her representation of character.