Travels in Spain and Portugal

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T. I. White, 1828 - Conduct of life - 176 pages
 

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Page 146 - Lord cometh, for it is nigh at hand ; a day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains...
Page 146 - Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain : let all the inhabitants of the land tremble : for the day of the Lord cometh, for it is nigh at hand...
Page 69 - ... varying according to the part of the body from which it is taken. Besides accidental epidermic scales, it contains no structural elements.
Page 139 - The land never rests," says a traveller who some time since visited this country; * " for no sooner has it rewarded the farmer with one crop than he begins to prepare it for another. In September he sows barley ; and having reaped it about the latter end of April, or the first week in May, he immediately puts in maize, which comes off about the middle of September : but before this ripens, he puts in sandias (cucurbita, Linn.), or some other esculent, which yields him a third crop in the course of...
Page 163 - ... with the continent. The N. front of the rock is almost perpendicular ; the E. side is full of frightful precipices; while the S.( being narrow and abrupt, presents hardly any possibility of approach, even to an enemy in command of the sea. On none of these sides has the garrison ever been attacked.
Page 122 - ... pounder ; then jumping upon the gun, made a solemn vow never to quit it alive during the siege...
Page 155 - Torre de las dos hermanas, or the tower of the two sisters, so named from two very beautiful pieces of marble laid as flags in the pavement. This gate exceeds all the rest in profusion of ornaments and in beauty of prospect, which it affords through a range of apartments, where a multitude of arches terminate in a large window open to the country. In a gleam of sunshine...
Page 84 - ... in order to protect the building from the four cardinal March. winds, which of all others are the strongest, and particularly so in this situation. The principal front, in which is the general entrance, looks towards the west. Over the gate is a statue of St. Lorenzo, vested as a deacon, and holding a book in his left hand, and in his right a gridiron of gilt bronze. The whole building consists of three principal parts: the first, which occupies the whole diameter of the parallelogram from west...
Page 123 - The war was now continued from street to street, from house to house, and from room to room; pride and indignation having wrought up the French to a pitch of obstinate fury, little inferior to the devoted courage of the patriots. During the whole siege, no man distinguished himself more remarkably than the curate of one of the parishes, within the walls, by name P.

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