Denmark Delineated: Or, Sketches of the Present State of that Country, Parts 1-3

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Oliver and Boyd, 1824 - Denmark - 394 pages

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Page 95 - It has been said that he who makes two blades of grass grow where only one grew before is a benefactor to his species.
Page 42 - The gloomy pine, the poplar blue, The yellow beech, the sable yew, The slender fir, that taper grows, The sturdy oak with broad-spread boughs.
Page 86 - An elegant sufficiency, content, Retirement, rural quiet, friendship, books, Ease and alternate labour, useful life, Progressive virtue, and approving Heaven!
Page 6 - Here they may indulge the fancy of Mr Matthison, the celebrated Swiss poet, who made the venerable ghost of Hamlet's father appear on the platform, when he exclaimed " There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy." But a still deeper tragedy will awaken the sympathies of an Englishman on his visit to Cronenburgh Castle. For, (to use the words of a distinguished author, already quoted), " here Matilda was confined, the victim of a foul and murderous court-intrigue....
Page 30 - Then turning to me, as he opened a small casket, he said, with a significant toss of the head: " You know the adage, that no man is a prophet in his own country.
Page 21 - Nelson, however, had a pardonable pride in the outward and visible signs of honour which he had so fairly won. He was fond of his Sicilian title ; the signification, perhaps, pleased him.
Page 33 - O the monks of Melrose made gude kale On Fridays, when they fasted; They wanted neither beef nor ale, As long as their neighbors lasted.
Page 46 - ... travels, and make the tour of Europe on foot. A good voice, and a trifling skill in music, were the only finances he had to support an undertaking so extensive ; so he travelled by day, and at night sung at the doors of peasants' houses, to get himself a lodging.
Page 6 - In the centre of the ceiling hung a lamp, which was nearly burnt out; and below stood a huge stone table, round which some steel-clad warriors sat resting their heads on their arms, which they had laid crossways. He who sat at the head of the table then rose up. It was Holger the Dane. But when he raised his head from the arms, the stone table burst right in twain, for his beard had grown through it. ' Give me thy hand,
Page 5 - Cronenburgh, in the vicinity of Elsinore, was built by Frederick II. in the boldest style of Gothic architecture. Mr Boesen, an honest old historian of the place, while describing the position, solidity, and magnificence of the castle, affirms that it may rank with the noblest castles, not only in the North, but in all Europe. " This venerable edifice is connected with subjects of traditional, dramatic, and historical interest. On descending into the casemates, the story of Holger Danske, (or Ogier...

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