Journal of a Tour in Germany, Sweden, Russia, Poland, During the Years 1813 and 1814, 第 1 卷

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第 277 頁 - Turning my eyes, says he, a liltle further, I beheld a scaffold and executioners, and men with their clothes tucked up, cutting off heads one after the other so fast, that the blood formed a deluge on the floor: those who suffered were all young men. Again I looked up and perceived the throne behind the great table almost overturned; near to it stood a man of forty, that seemed the protector of the kingdom. I trembled at the sight of these things, and cried aloud—" It is the voice of God ! —...
第 355 頁 - ... supplied by a mis-shapen bag of dried seal-skin : the harness of their horses consisted of nothing more than a plain collar attached to the shafts of the cart or sledge; the horse's neck was thrust in, and he had nothing to do but proceed ; the contrivance, it must be added, answers all the purposes of draught, because neither here nor in Sweden is the animal trained to resist the weight of the carriage on a descent, however steep it may be.
第 204 頁 - ... to the Royal Academy of artists, have their distinctive and appropriate uniform. The citizens, too, have their regular gala habit; a Spanish cloak and hose of black, being the same in colour, and not differing much in shape from the common dress of the court. It is but fair to add that, among other accomplishments, the young of both sexes all dance extremely well, and in a style inferior perhaps only to the beau :noude of Paris.
第 54 頁 - Brandenburg; on the left to the royal palace, along a line of lofty facades ornamented with porticos, statues, and every variety of sculptural decoration. No imagination can conceive a scene, in the strict sense of the word, more beautiful than what is here presented. The old town lies in the centre of the place, encircled by the branches of the Spree, that in earlier times formed the fosse of its fortifications. This part however possesses no great interest, except as giving specimens of the style...
第 377 頁 - ... stubborn and listless mien, that, combined with their majestic stature, seemed by no means devoid of dignity : while the coloured ornaments with which they were set off lent them an air of grotesque magnificence, not ill according with the shewy buildings that surrounded us ; every object, in short, which met our eyes, partook of the same character, and bore a hint of Asiatic origin. We strolled about the town for some hours in contemplation of these novelties, and employed ourselves in taking...
第 278 頁 - ... During the last year of the regency, the country shall be sold by certain young men, but he shall then take up the cause, and, acting in conjunction with the young king, shall establish the throne on a sure footing; and this in such a way, that never was before or ever afterwards shall be seen in Sweden so great a king. All the Swedes shall be happy under him; the public debts shall be paid; he shall leave many millions in the treasury, and shall not die but at a very advanced age: yet before...
第 277 頁 - ... who seemed very urgent with the young king that he should make a certain sign with his head, which as often as he did, the venerable men struck their hands on their books with violence.
第 242 頁 - Rigidly ceremonious, they make their stiff and measured courtesies the essentials rather than the forms of life, and seem, in a stranger's eye, a people cold in their nature as the very snows they dwell upon. Their characteristics, a passive courage not unmixed with indolence; a pride, not free from ignorance; a disposition, that is not ill-humoured from having no humour at all, from indifference — from apathy.
第 298 頁 - ... of washing on the river side ; scarce half an hour elapsed before we saw her on her return borne under our windows to her home a lifeless corpse. ' It will be well to observe, that the extraordinary increase of cold is not directly made known by symptoms such as might be expected ; no external sensation will enable any person to form an estimate of its comparative rigour. The action of a temperature such as the* above is not like the nipping of a frost in England, but a general extension of its...
第 355 頁 - Luxuries, such as ochre paint for their cabins, or coats of woollen cloth, where sheep-skins would suffice, were not common. Caps of the most ordinary fur served as covering for their heads; and for their feet the want of shoes was supplied by a mis-shapen bag of dried seal-skin: the harness of their horses consisted of nothing more than a plain collar attached to the shafts of the cart or sledge; the horse's neck was thrust in, and he had nothing to do but proceed; the contrivance...

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