Observations on Several Parts of Great Britain: Particularly the High-lands of Scotland, Relative Chiefly to Picturesque Beauty, Made in the Year 1776, Osa 2

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T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1808
 

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Sivu 9 - Sometime we see a cloud that's dragonish; A vapour sometime like a bear or lion, A tower'd citadel, a pendent rock, A forked mountain, or blue promontory With trees upon't, that nod unto the world, And mock our eyes with air.
Sivu 18 - ... from the ground fpread their clofe texture, hide The view entire. Then o'er fome lowly tuft, Where rofe and woodbine bloom, permit its charms To burft upon the fight $ now thro...
Sivu 18 - That path, take heed between the fcene, and eye, To vary and to mix thy chofen greens. Here for a while with cedar or with larch, That from the ground ipread their clofe foliage, hide The view entire.
Sivu 60 - I cannot see how two passions can exist together in the same face-. When one takes possession of the features, the other is expelled ; but if the mixed passions ever did exist any where, they exist here.
Sivu 63 - The mind ftartled into attention, fummons all her powers, dilates her capacity, and from a baffled effort to comprehend what exceeds the limits of her embrace, fhrinks back on herfelf with a kind of wild aftonimment, and fevere delight.
Sivu 61 - ... in the face. In a word, nothing can be more ftrongly conceived, more thoroughly underftood, more delightfully coloured, or more delicately touched, than this whole figure. I mould not indeed fcruple to call it the nobleft fpecimen I have ever feen, of the art of Rubens. It is all over glowing with beauties, without one defect. At leaft, it had no defect, which I was able to difcover.
Sivu 93 - ... all animals in a ftate of nature; and inform us that domeftication induces variety. In cows we may fuppofe therefore the original colour to be white, or a tint fo near it as to be called white, /Eneas found white cattle in Italy; and admiral Anfon, in Tinian.
Sivu 105 - When all was clear, the officer, with his party furrounded the houfe, and inquired for lord Selkirk. He was not at home. Lady Selkirk was then inquired for. The officer behaved very civilly ', but told her plainly, that his errand was, to carry off the family- fervice of plate.
Sivu 29 - When an adverfe clan was laying wafte the country, fome poor highlarider would fhip his family, and moveables on board a raft ; and running under the lee of an ifland, would attach himfelf to it. His raft at a diftance would appear a part of the ifland itfelf, and lie concealed. In the mean time he would rear a low hut of boughs, and heath, againft the oak, to which he was moored ; and would eat his oaten bread, the only provifion he carried with him, and drink of the lake, till a time of fecurity...

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