Pictures from Sicily, by the author of Forty days in the desert

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Arthur Hall, Virtue& Company 25, Paternoster Row, 1853 - Sicily (Italy) - 200 pages
 

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Page 75 - Since others it has ceased to move ; Yet, though I cannot be beloved, Still let me love. My days are in the yellow leaf, The flowers and fruits of love are gone, The worm, the canker, and the grief, Are mine alone. The fire that in my bosom preys Is like to some volcanic isle, No torch is kindled at its blaze, A funeral pile. The hope, the...
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Page 205 - It ends with musical melancholy, a strain of exquisitely simple beauty, referring to the judicial slaying of one of England's worthiest sons. There are some fine portraits ably limned herein. There are family pictures so graphically described that they possess the mind for ever.
Page 206 - Proverbial Philosophy," fcap. cloth, 7s. ti>l. " With smoothness of measure, Mr. Tapper's design is Always excellent. And his versification is brought to bear upon things of no transient interest. It is one of the best characteristic!
Page 214 - Mrs. Hall's talents are too well known to require our commendation of her ' Pilgrimages,' which are every way worthy of the beautiful woodcuts that illustrate almost every page, and this is very high praise indeed." — Standard. "The illustrations are very effective ; and the whole work, externally and internally, is worthy of the patronage of all who love to be instructed as well as amused.
Page 213 - Few writers are more indefatigable in their offices of benevolence than the authoress of this elegant little volume, who has once more done herself infinite credit by a transcript of the realities of life, so fairly and truly made, as to go home to the heart of every one, who follows the tale to the conclusion. It is a high gift to be able to write well ; but it is a far higher and nobler privilege to be known to write usefully, and to the best of pur poses; and this Mrs. Geldart has never more effectually...
Page 126 - Twas ever thus. As now at VIRGIL'S tomb We bless the shade and bid the verdure bloom ; So TULLY paused, amid the wrecks of Time, On the rude stone to trace the truth sublime ; When at his feet, in honoured dust disclosed, The immortal Sage of Syracuse reposed.
Page 204 - The volume is profusely embellished with engravings of the antiquities of which it treats. We would recommend its perusal to all who desire to know whatever our countrymen have done and are doing in the East.
Page 211 - Mr. Payne is entitled to the highest praise for the care bestowed on the antiquated orthography of the earlier authors, and the ability and judgment displayed in the annexed notei throughout the volume.

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