Travelling Sketches in Russia and Sweden: During the Years 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808, Volume 2
Hopkins and Earle, 1809 - 475 pages
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Robert Ker Porter
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Page 65 - Jesus answered, He it is, to whom I shall give a sop, when I have dipped it. And when he had dipped the sop, he gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon. And after the sop Satan entered into him. Then said Jesus unto him, That thou doest, do quickly.
Page 214 - Her defence was (I have the trial in my pocket), 'that she had lived in credit, and wanted for nothing, till a pressgang came and stole her husband from her; but, since then, she had no bed to lie on; nothing to give her children to eat; and they were almost naked; and perhaps she might have done something wrong, for she hardly knew what she did!
Page 392 - ... a shrew; and she immediately hastened to Gustavus, whom she had bolted in, and by means of a back passage, conducted him in a moment to an out-house, which projecting from the side of the house close to the bank of the lake where the fisher's boats lay, she lowered him down a convenient aperture ; and giving him a direction to an honest curate across the lake, committed him to Providence. While he made his way to a boat, unmoored it, and rowed swiftly towards the isles, so hiding himself and...
Page 160 - One glance was sufficient for me of these itnbruted creatures; and, with something like pleasure, I turned from them to the less humiliating view of human nature in the dwarf. The race of these unfortunates, is very diminutive in Russia, and very numerous. They are generally well shaped, and their hands and feet particularly graceful. Indeed, in the proportion of their figures, we should...
Page 75 - Is any sick among you? Let him call for the Elders of the Church ; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the Name of the LORD : and the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the LORD shall raise him up ; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.
Page 80 - ... the earth is the Lord's and the fulness thereof, the round world and they that dwell therein, has surely a good deal to do with the other differences which distinguish Englishmen from Buddhists.
Page 158 - ... possessor. Some of these individuals, thus destined to drag through a melancholy existence, play at different times on several pipes of various sizes which breathe the higher notes. But the base pipes have each their unchanging blower: they are extremely long, and...
Page 102 - The astonished sight is there arrested by a vast open square containing the bodies of many thousand animals, piled in pyramidical heaps, on all sides ; cows, sheep, hogs, fowls, butter, eggs, fish, all are stiffened into granite. The fish are attractively beautiful ; possessing the vividness of their Living colour, with the transparent clearness of wax imitations.
Page 213 - Who knows how many widows' hearts we may break with grief, how many grey hairs of parents we may bring with sorrow to the grave? The Mosaic law ordained, that for a sheep or an ox, four and five fold should be restored; and for robbing a house, double ; that is, one fold for reparation, the rest for example ; and the forfeiture was greater, as the property was more exposed. If the thief came by night, it was lawful to kill him ; but if he came by day, he was only to make restitution; and if he had...
Page 390 - It was indeed a design, and a black one. Under the specious cloak of a zealous affection for Gustavus, the traitor was contriving his ruin. The hope of making his court to the Danish tyrant, and the expectation of a large reward, made this...