Reminiscences of half a century, by an accurate observer

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Página 217 - But these are deeds which should not pass away, And names that must not wither, though the earth Forgets her empires with a just decay, The enslavers and the enslaved, their death and birth...
Página 66 - Vevay — visitez le pays, examinez les sites, promenez.vous sur le lac, et dites si la Nature n'a pas fait ce beau pays pour une Julie, pour une Claire, et pour un St. Preux ; mais ne les y cherchez pas.
Página 217 - And there — oh! sweet and sacred be the name! — Julia— the daughter, the devoted— gave Her youth to Heaven ; her heart, beneath a claim Nearest to Heaven's, broke o'er a father's grave.
Página 165 - It is the curse of kings, to be attended By slaves, that take their humours for a warrant To break within the bloody house of life ; And, on the winking of authority, To understand a law ; to know the meaning Of dangerous majesty, when, perchance, it frowns More upon humour, than advis'd respect.
Página 66 - J'allai à Vevay loger à la Clef; et pendant deux jours que j'y restai sans voir personne, je pris pour cette ville un amour qui m'a suivi dans tous mes voyages, et qui m'ya fait établir enfin les héros de mon roman.
Página 216 - Tis the last remnant of the wreck of years, And looks as with the wild-bewilder'd gaze Of one to stone converted by amaze, Yet still with consciousness ; and there it stands Making a marvel that it not decays, When the coeval pride of human hands, Levell'd Aventicum, 21 hath strew'd her subject lands.

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