Travels Through the Crimea, Turkey, and Egypt: Performed During the Years 1825-1828 : Including Particulars of the Last Illness and Death of the Emperor Alexander, and of the Russian Conspiracy in 1825, Volume 1

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H. Colburn & R. Bentley, 1830 - Egypt

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Page xii - Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise (That last infirmity of noble minds) To scorn delights, and live laborious days; Bat the fair guerdon when we hope to find, And think to burst out into sudden blaze, Comes the blind fury with
Page xii - Bat the fair guerdon when we hope to find, And think to burst out into sudden blaze, Comes the blind fury with th
Page xii - son of genius despair. Let him not despair; if he have the will, the right will, then the power also has not been denied him. It is but the artichoke that will not grow except in gardens ; the acorn is cast carelessly abroad into the wilderness, yet it rises to be an oak;
Page cxvi - long and slanting track Upon the rugged mountain's stony side, Worn by his daily visits to and from The darksome centre of a constant hope. This vestige neither force of beating rain, Nor the vicissitudes of frost and thaw, Shall cause to fade, till ages pass away ; And it is named, in memory of the event, THE PATH OF PERSEVERANCE.
Page xii - the woes By Tantalus entailed upon his race, And the dark sorrows of the line of Thebes ? Fictions in form, but in their substance truths, Tremendous truths ! familiar to the men Of long past times; nor obsolete in ours
Page xii - From peace, like exiles on some barren rock, Their life's appointed prison; not more free Than sentinels between two armies, set With nothing better in the chill night air, Than their own thoughts to comfort them.—Say why That
Page xii - was not ambition ; my youthful dream of one day taking a place, or aiming to take one, among the learned. It is true, the bitter feeling of debasement, of deficiency in education, and external polish ; the consciousness of awkwardness in social life, incessantly accompanied me. But my chief strength lay in a certain defiance of fate. This gave me courage not to yield;
Page xii - required To feel for those among our fellow men, Who, offering no obeisance to the world, Are yet made desperate by ' too quick a sense Of constant
Page cx - pointed out by the friar who accompanied us. The day after, we resolved to take a general view of the mountain, and, after three o'clock, when it became cool, to ascend it, and sleep in a ruined Christian chapel, which stands by the side of a Turkish mosque on the summit, that we might see the sun rise,
Page cxi - winds commence, the burning heat which they bring with them does not become oppressive, till after the sun has passed the meridian. On the next day, having found the truth of this, we pitched our tents, rather earlier than usual, at a spot called

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