Journal of a tour in Germany, Sweden, Russia, Poland, during ... 1813 and 1814, 第 1 卷

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第 369 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, it must be added,...
第 374 頁 - ... teeming autumn. Before this time arrives, the expectant lover is not permitted, by the custom of the land, to pay his addresses in person to the object of his wishes : his offer is made by sending a piece of money, that is accepted or not as the fair one is inclined to approve or reject his suit : but both the conveyance of this token of love, and the whole of the after-ceremonials of courtship, are carried on through the intervention of some old woman of the village, whose occupation and calling...
第 368 頁 - The burden of providing these necessary marks is a duty that falls upon the inhabitants of the several parishes respectively; notice is given at the church as soon as the ice may be reckoned secure, and certain distances are allotted to the share of each individual. Without such an arrangement all communication would be...
第 391 頁 - ... but persons of strong masculine habit, carrying a 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.
第 56 頁 - Brandebourg; 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 317 頁 - Gottenburgh, was entirely cut off; the packet-boat came in sight, but was inaccessible from the regions of broken ice that encircled the coast: an hundred guineas were offered to any one that would undertake the perilous office of fetching the mails ashore; yet even this temptation was held out in vain, and after waiting more than a fortnight' the vessel returned to Harwich.
第 309 頁 - Besides the miserable cases of persons frostbitten that daily thronged the hospitals, several deaths took place among those who were out of the way of immediate assistance. A poor woman, to mention one instance, being ignorant of the unusual inclemency of this morning, had gone early to her usual occupation 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...
第 47 頁 - Français de 1792, et qui les porti à s'unir et à combattre les armées qui étaient sur leur territoire , doit diriger aujourd'hui votre valeur contre celui qui , après avoir envahi le sol qui vous a vus naître , enchaîne encore vos frères , vos femmes et vos enfants...
第 368 頁 - The cottages of the islanders were roughhewn log-houses, and they were themselves people apparently of such simple manners and habits, as their secluded situation and scanty number might lead one to expect : each rustic householder was provided with the tools and implements of a dozen necessary arts or professions, performing for himself with equal address the duties of carpenter, shoemaker, tailor, fisherman, baker, miller, &c. So little was the division of labour studied, or the appropriation of...
第 315 頁 - ... is sufficient to check congelation, give out in similar way a powerful steam during day and night from their surface. It was an extraordinary spectacle to see the bridge at Stockholm, through which the waters of the Maelar were discharged, constantly enveloped during the month in a thick exhalation, as if rising from boiling water. * ' This effect admits of an easy explanation : a perpetual supply of water takes place from under the ice, great part of which (since the freezing of its surface...

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