On The Beauties, Harmonies, And Sublimities Of Nature; With Occasional Remarks On The Laws, Customs…

Paperback | May 15, 2012

byCharles Bucke

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1823 Excerpt: ... with admiration? But when we call to mind the many midnight murders, they have been witness to, how is our admiration tempered with sensations, partaking of terror! III. How different are our feelings, when we survey the consecrated ruins of Netuey and Llantony, the unrivalled abbey of Tintern, or the Cistercian arches of Vaixe Crucis! The first situated near the Southampton water: the second in a sombre and sequestered valley: the third surrounded by woods and mountains, on the banks of the Wye: and the fourth in a deep romantic vale, encompassed on all sides by towering rocks and mountains, which render it worthy the pen of Dyer, the harp of Taliesin, and the touch of Wouvermanns. You, my Lelius, even in the scenes of active life, have never ceased to associate happiness with those lovely and romantic ruins!--Ruins, which in connexion with the vale, in which they are situated, proclaim that harmony of character, which it is my pleasure and my pride, to hope subsists between us. Years have passed over our heads, since we bathed in the river, that flows along the bottom of that valley! Many a storm has passed over my head, since that time, so innocent and so happy;--while you, on the other hand, have pursued your way to riches and to honour. The management of men's affairs, so open and so easy, as it appears to those, who see where others only see, is nevertheless beyond the reach of human intellect: whatever some may choose to thin of it. And not till Nature shall consent to open some of her choicest secrets to our view, shall we absolutely learn, that we have as much merit in our relative success, as a seed has in reference to its flower; an egg to its bird; or a child to its manhood. Part of the time, which you have devoted to the acquirement of wealth,...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1823 Excerpt: ... with admiration? But when we call to mind the many midnight murders, they have been witness to, how is our admiration tempered ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:86 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:May 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217968163

ISBN - 13:9780217968164

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