Hours of Exercise in the Alps

D. Appleton, 1872 - 473 Seiten

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Seite 450 - Fresh pearls to their enamel gave, And the bellowing of the savage sea Greeted their safe escape to me. I wiped away the weeds and foam, I fetched my sea-born treasures home; But the poor, unsightly, noisome things Had left their beauty on the shore With the sun and the sand and the wild uproar.
Seite 466 - This interesting work is the fruit of many years' research by an accomplished naturalist, and one well trained in modern scientific methods, into the mental, moral, and social condition of the lowest savage races. The want of a work of this kind had long been felt, and, as scientific methods are being more and more applied to questions of humanity, there has been increasing need of a careful and authentic work describing the conditions of those tribes of men who are lowest in the scale of development....
Seite 282 - Zermatt it presents itself as a compact pyramid, smooth and steep, and defiant of the weathering air. From above it seems torn to pieces by the frosts of ages, while its vast facettes are so foreshortened as to stretch out into the distance like plains. But this underestimate of the steepness of the mountain is checked by the deportment of its stones. Their discharge along the side of the pyramid was incessant, and at any moment by detaching a single boulder we could let loose a cataract of them,...
Seite 267 - Bennen, my pious Catholic guide, whom I permitted and encouraged to attend his mass on all possible occasions, but who nevertheless always yielded without a murmur to the demands of the weather. The reasoning had its effect. On Saturday Maquignaz saw his confessor, and arranged with him to have a mass at two AM on Sunday; after which, unshaded by the sense of duties unperformed, he would commence the ascent.
Seite 184 - Ever young, ever mighty — with the vigor of a thousand worlds still within him — the real sculptor was even then climbing up the eastern sky. It was he who raised aloft the waters which cut out these ravines ; it was he who planted the glaciers on the...
Seite 275 - There is no room for giddiness here, sir.' In fact, such possibilities, in such places, must be altogether excluded from the chapter of accidents of the climber. It was at the end of this ridge, where it abuts against the last precipice of the Matterhorn, that my second flagstaff was left in 1862. I think there must have been something in the light falling upon this precipice that gave it an aspect of greater verticality when I first saw it than it seemed to possess on the present occasion. We had,...
Seite 468 - His is a popularized philosophy ; social questions have been treated by his pen in a manner most masterly. In his popular addresses, embracing the widest range of topics, he treads on ground with which he seems thoroughly familiar. There are those who hold the name of Professor Huxley as synonymous with irreverence and atheism.
Seite 466 - Judgment bestowed on the book are everywhere apparent; the mere list of authorities quoted giving evidence of wide and impartial reading. The work, indeed, is not only a valuable one on account of the opinions it expresses, but it is also most serviceable as a book of reference. It offers an able and exhaustive table of a vast array of facts, which no single student could well obtain for himself, and it has not been made the vehicle for any special pleading on the part of the author.

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