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Page 118 - 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 61 - Are not Abana and Pharpar, rivers of Damascus,, better than all the waters of Israel ? may I not wash in them, and be clean ? So he turned and went away in a rage.
Page iii - AWAY, ye gay landscapes, ye gardens of roses ! In you let the minions of luxury rove ; Restore me the rocks, where the snow-flake reposes, Though still they are sacred to freedom and love : Yet, Caledonia, beloved are thy mountains, Round their white summits though elements war ; Though cataracts foam 'stead of smooth-flowing fountains, I sigh for the valley of dark Loch na Garr. Ah...
Page 67 - ... in the evening, but it may be safely used at any time of the day when there is no sense of chilliness present, when the heat of the surface is steadily above 'what is natural, and when there is no general or profuse sensible perspiration.
Page 134 - The Teivi has another singular particularity, being the only river in Wales, or even in England, which has beavers ; in Scotland they are said to be found in one river, but are very scarce.
Page 121 - ... it will be difficult, I believe, to point out a spot that can be put in competition with it, considered either as the object of the painter's eye, the poet's mind, or as a desirable residence for those who, admirers of the beautiful wildness of Nature, love also to inhale the pure air of aspiring mountains, and enjoy that santo pace, as the Italians expressively term it, which arises from solitudes made social by a family circle.
Page iii - England ! thy beauties are tame and domestic To one who has roved o'er the mountains afar : Oh for the crags that are wild and majestic, The steep frowning glories of dark Loch na Garr ! TO ROMANCE.
Page 124 - ... way, denied further access ; and to go round which, you must have taken a great tour, and made a fatiguing descent. As it is, the walks are so conducted, that few are steep ; the transitions easy, the returns commodious, and the branches distinct. Neither are they too many, for much is left for future projectors ; and if a man be stout enough to range the underwoods, and fastidious enough to reject all trodden paths, he may, almost every where, stroll from the studied line, till he be glad to...
Page 63 - ... our irritability, and by moistening and softening the skin, and the extremities of the finer vessels which terminate in it. To those who are past the meridian of life, and have dry skins, and begin to be emaciated, the warm bath, for half an hour twice a week, I...
Page 84 - ... a lay Abbot; for a bad custom has prevailed amongst the clergy, of appointing the most powerful people of a parish stewards, or rather patrons of their churches; who, in process of time, from a desire of gain, have usurped the whole right, appropriating to their own use the possession of all the lands, leaving only to the clergy the altars, with their tenths and oblations; and assigning even these to their sons and relations in the church.

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