Had they used their Swiss Guards as I did the Grenadiers upon the eighteenth Brumaire what would have become of their precious National Assembly?
The height of Mont Blanc and of the Lake of Geneva has lately been carefully ascertained by M. Roger, an officer of engineers in the service of the Swiss Confederation.
Like any normal child I delighted in such stories as the Swiss Family Robinson, but they were not the books I prized most; they omitted the very quality I liked best--the little thrills that nature itself gave me, which half frightened and fascinated at the same time, the wonder and mystery of it all.
The Pope's Swiss Guard attend on that day in their ancient costume, with helmets, cuirasses and halberds; these guard the entrance of the staircase leading to the Chapel, and they have no small trouble and difficulty in maintaining order, as there is always a great scuffle to get in, and they are particularly importuned by German visitors, who thinking to be favored by them, in speaking to them in their own language, vociferate; Ich bin Ihr Landsmann!
The peculiar situation of the Israelites in a narrow strip of territory which was the highway between Syria and Egypt, likely to be overrun by Aramaeans, Assyrians, Babylonians, and Egyptians, to say nothing of the hostile nations which surrounded them, such as Moabites and Philistines, necessarily made them a warlike people (like the inhabitants of the Swiss Cantons five or six hundred years ago), and they were hence led to put a high estimate on military qualities, especially on the general who led them to battle.
And this we can tell besides: that that period was long enough for the Swiss Alps to be lifted up at least 10,000 feet of their present height.
GUIDES AND SKI INSTRUCTORS Swiss Guides are certificated by the Swiss Alpine Club and are the only people permitted by law to guide parties among the higher mountains.
* * * * * SWISS COTTAGE, AT THE COLOSSEUM, IN THE REGENT'S PARK.
Long after the time of this Ulrich, the last reigning Graf of Lenzburg, shortly after the Swiss Union had been renewed, at the instance of Walther of Attinghausen, in 1206, Unterwalden chose Rudolph, Count of Hapsburg, for Bailiff.
h. A comparison with the Swiss Referendum.
MARGARET OLIPHANT Mahomet II Takes Constantinople (A.D. 1453) End of the Eastern Empire GEORGE FINLAY Wars of the Roses (A.D. 1455-1485) Death of Richard III at Bosworth DAVID HUME Ivan the Great Unites Russia and Breaks the Tartar Yoke (A.D. 1462-1505) ROBERT BELL Culmination of the Power of Burgundy Treaty of Peronne (A.D. 1468) P.F. WILLERT Lorenzo de'Medici Rules in Florence Zenith of Florentine Glory (A.D. 1469) OLIPHANT SMEATON Death of Charles the Bold (A.D. 1477) Louis XI Unites Burgundy with the Crown of France PHILIPPE DE COMINES Inquisition Established in Spain (A.D.1480), WILLIAM H. RULE JAMES BALMES Murder of the Princes in the Tower (A.D.1483) JAMES GAIRDNER Conquest of Granada (A.D.1490) WASHINGTON IRVING Columbus Discovers America (A.D.1492) CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS FERDINAND COLUMBUS Conspiracy, Rebellion, and Execution of Perkin Warbeck (A.D.1492) FRANCIS BACON Savonarola's Reforms and Death The French Invade Italy (A.D.1494) PASQUALE VILLARI JEAN C. L. SISMONDI Discovery of the Mainland of North America by the Cabots (A.D.1497) SAMUEL EDWARD DAWSO The Sea Route to India Vasco da Gama Sails around Africa (A.D.1498) GASPAR CORREA Columbus Discovers South America (A.D.1498) CLEMENTS ROBERT MARKHAM Establishment of Swiss Independence (A.D.1499) HEINRICH ZSCHOKKE Amerigo Vespucci in America (A.D.1499) AMERIGO VESPUCCI Rise and Fall of the Borgias (A.D.1502) NICCOLO MACHIAVELLI Painting of the Sistine Chapel (A.D.1508) The Splendor of Renaissance Art under Michelangelo CHARLES CLEMENT Balboa Discovers the Pacific (A.D.1513) MANUEL JOSE QUINTANA Universal Chronology (A.D.1438-1516) JOHN RUDD ILLUSTRATIONS VOLUME VIII Murder of the princes, sons of King Edward IV, in the Tower of London (page 194)1 Painting by Otto Seitz.
GUIDES AND SKI INSTRUCTORS Swiss Guides are certificated by the Swiss Alpine Club and are the only people permitted by law to guide parties among the higher mountains.
But such is the state of degradation to which Europe is reduced by the triumph of the old regime; and the Swiss Governments are compelled to become the instruments of the vengeance of the coalition.
At that period, the thirteen cantons of the Swiss Confederacy were not yet, as now, equal in virtue of the bond, nor bound together directly by one and the same covenant.
Teals, widgeons, snipes, barn-door fowl, ducks, geese,--your tame villatic things,--Welsh mutton collars of brawn, sturgeon, fresh or pickled, your potted char, Swiss cheeses, French pies, early grapes, muscadines, I impart as freely unto my friends as to myself.
The cities of Turkey are as various as the climes, with the added impress of many generations of men: Adrianople, set at a junction of rivers within the circle of the Thracian downs, a fortress since its foundation, well chosen for the tombs of the Ottoman conquerors; Constantinople, capital of empires where races meet but never mix, mistress of trade routes vital to the existence of vast regions beyond her horizon--Central Europe trafficking south-eastward overland and Russia south-westward by sea; Smyrna, the port by which men go up and down between Anatolia and the Aegean, the foothold on the Asiatic mainland which the Greeks have never lost; Konia, between the mountain girdle and the central steppe, where native Anatolia has always stood at bay, guarding her race and religion against the influences of the coasts; Aleppo, where, if Turkey were a unity, the centre of Turkey would be found, the city where, if anywhere, the races of the Near East have mingled--building their courses into her fortress walls from the polygonal work of the Hittite founders to the battlements that kept out the Crusaders--and now the half-way point of a railway surveyed along an immemorially ancient route, but unfinished like the history of Aleppo herself; Van by its upland lake, overhanging the Mesopotamian lowlands and with the writing of their culture graven on its cliffs, yet living a life apart like some Swiss canton and half belonging to the infinite north; Bagdad, the incarnation for the last millennium of an eternal city that shifts its site as its rivers shift their beds--from Seleucia to Bagdad, from Babylon to Seleucia, from Kish to Babylon--but which always springs up again, like Delhi, within a few parasangs of its last ruins, in an area that is an irresistible focus of population; Basra amid its palm-groves, so far down stream that it belongs to the Indian Ocean--the port from which Sinbad set sail for fairyland, and from which less mythical Arab seamen spread their religion and civilisation far over African coasts and Malayan Indies; these, and besides them almost all the holy cities of mankind: Kerbela, between the Euphrates and the desert, where, under Sunni rule, the Shias of Persia and India have still visited the tombs of their saints and buried their dead; Jerusalem, where Jew and Christian, Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant, Armenian and Abyssinian, have their common shrines and separate quarters; Mekka and Medina in the heart of the desert, beyond which their fame would never have passed but for a well and a mart and a precinct of idols and the Prophet who overthrew them; and there are the cities on the Pilgrim Road (linked now by railway with Medina, the nearer of the Haramein): Beirut the port, with its electric trams and newspapers, the Smyrna of the Arab lands; and Damascus the oasis, looking out over the desert instead of the sea, and harbour not of ships but of camel-caravans.
The Swiss Autumn.
'Happiness (if she had been to be found on earth) among the charms of Nature--Pleasures of the pedestrian Traveller--Author crosses France to the Alps--Present state of the Grande Chartreuse--Lake of Como--Time, Sunset--Same Scene, Twilight--Same Scene, Morning; its voluptuous Character; Old man and forest-cottage music--River Tusa--Via Mala and Grison Gipsy--Sckellenen-thal--Lake of Uri--Stormy sunset--Chapel of William Tell--Force of local emotion--Chamois-chaser--View of the higher Alps--Manner of Life of a Swiss mountaineer, interspersed with views of the higher Alps--Golden Age of the Alps--Life and views continued--Ranz des Vaches, famous Swiss Air--Abbey of Einsiedlen and its pilgrims--Valley of Chamouny--Mont Blanc--Slavery of Savoy--Influence of liberty on cottage-happiness--France--Wish for the Extirpation of slavery--Conclusion'.
You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.net Title: Erick and Sally Author: Johanna Spyri Release Date: December 11, 2003 eBook #10436 Language: English Character set encoding: US-ASCII ***START OF THE PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK ERICK AND SALLY*** E-text prepared by Suzanne Shell and the Project Gutenberg Online Distributed Proofreading Team ERICK AND SALLY By the Swiss Writer JOHANNA SPYRI Author of Heidi, Chel, and many other stories Translated by HELENE H. BOLL 1921 Affectionately dedicated to MRS.
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It is said to rival the famous Swiss Gorge du Triant.
In spite of this, it is of course important in the consideration of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, to observe how the French pattern that is at first followed almost with the unquestioned obedience accorded to a fixed ethical model, is confronted by the English, which brings about the celebrated--and probably overrated--struggle between Gottsched and the Swiss School.
Shifting the page, he read of the Swiss Bell-Ringers as back again "after a six years' absence," and at the next item really knew what he read.
Carlyle declares, indeed, that "the incidents of the Swiss Revolution, as detailed in Tschudi or Mueller, are here faithfully preserved, even to their minutest branches."
Of the fictitous hero, William Tell, and the nature and character of the Swiss Republic, I can not say more in the compass of this book, than that the former is a myth and that the latter was in a great measure the outgrowth of poverty.
MORITZ IN THE ENGADINE Illustration: FRIBOURG Illustration: BERNE Illustration: VIVEY ON LAKE GENEVA Illustration: THE TURNHALLE IN ZURICH Courtesy Swiss Federal Railway Illustration: INTERLAKEN Illustration: LUCERNE Illustration: VIADUCTS On the new Loetschberg route to the Simplon tunnel Illustration: WOLFORT VIADUCT On the Pilatus Railroad, Switzerland Illustration: THE BALMAT-SAUSSURE MONUMENT IN CHAMONIX (Mont Blanc in the distance) Illustration: ROOFED WOODEN BRIDGE AT LUCERNE Illustration: THE CASTLE OF CHILLON Illustration: CLOUD EFFECT ABOVE INTERLAKEN Courtesy Swiss Federal Railway Illustration: DAVOS IN WINTER The way up the valley is that which follows the River Visp.
Fac-simile of a Miniature in very ancient Anglo-Saxon Manuscript Pond Fisherman, The Pont aux Changeurs, View of the ancient Pork-butcher, The, Fourteenth Century Poulterer, The, Sixteenth Century Poultry-dealer, The Powder-horn, Sixteenth Century Provost's Prison, The Provostship of the Merchants of Paris, Assembly of the, Sixteenth Century Punishment by Fire, The Purse or Leather Bag, with Knife or Dagger, Fifteenth Century Receiver of Taxes, The Remy, St., Bishop of Rheirns, begging of Clovis the restitution of the Sacred Vase, Fifteenth Century River Fishermen, The, Sixteenth Century Roi de l'Epinette, Entry of the, at Lille Roman Soldiers, Sixth to Twelfth Century Royal Costume Ruffes and Millards, Fifteenth Century Sainte-Genevieve, Front of the Church of the Abbey of Sale by Town-Crier Salt-cellar, enamelled, Sixteenth Century Sandal or Buskin of Charlemagne Saxony, Duke of Sbirro, Chief of Seal of the Bateliers of Bruges in 1356 " Corporation of Carpenters of St. Trond (Belgium) " Corporation of Clothworkers of Bruges " Corporation of Fullers of St. Trond " Corporation of Joiners of Bruges " " Shoemakers of St. Trond " Corporation of Wool-weavers of Hasselt " Free Count Hans Vollmar von Twern " Free Count Heinrich Beckmann " " Herman Loseckin " " Johann Croppe " King Chilperic " United Trades of Ghent, Fifteenth Century Seat of Justice held by Philippe de Valois Secret Tribunal, Execution of the Sentences of the Semur, Tower of the Castle of Serf or Vassal, Tenth Century Serjeants-at-Arms, Fourteenth Century Shepherds celebrating the Birth of the Messiah Shoemaker Shops under Covered Market, Fifteenth Century Shout and blow Horns, How to Simon, Martyrdom of, at Trent Slaves or Serfs, Sixth to Twelfth Century Somersaults Sport with Dogs, Fourteenth Century Spring-board, The Spur-maker Squirrels, Way to catch Stag, How to kill and cut up a, Fifteenth Century Staircase of the Office of the Goldsmiths of Rouen, Fifteenth Century Stall of Carved Wood, Fifteenth Century Standards of the Church and the Empire State Banquet, Sixteenth Century Stoertebeck, Execution of Styli, Fourteenth Century Swineherd Swiss Grand Provost Sword-dance to the Sound of the Bagpipe, Fourteenth Century Sword-maker Table of a Baron, Thirteenth Century Tailor Talebot the Hunchback Tinman Tithe of Beer, Fifteenth Century Token of the Corporation of Carpenters of Antwerp Token of the Corporation of Carpenters of Maestricht Toll under the Bridges of Paris Toll on Markets, levied by a Cleric, Fifteenth Century Torture of the Wheel, Demons applying the Tournaments in Honour of the Entry of Queen Isabel into Paris Tower of the Temple, Paris Trade on the Seaports of the Levant, Fifteenth Century Transport of Merchandise on the Backs of Camels University of Paris, Fellows of the, haranguing the Emperor Charles IV.
The clergy also preferred these Anglicans to such a strong Swiss Protestant.
I found Voltaire's Chateau occupied by a fat heavy Swiss Officer who was on duty there, Ferney being at this moment occupied by the troops of the Swiss confederation.
Poisoned water-supply scare Press, German, condemns the Austrian ultimatum Prince Heinrich's telegram to King George Proclamation of the Social Democrats, July 25th, 1914 Propaganda for the annexation of Belgium Reconciliation with Germany Roman Catholic Church refutes German atrocity legends Russia ignores the German ultimatum Russia's attitude during the crisis military measures right to intervene Secret Belgian documents seized in Brussels Social Democratic demonstrations against war Social Democrats' report on Belgium Socialists, German, vote for war Spy scare and its results Status of German professors Swiss Neutral on Belgian neutrality Terms of Triple Alliance Treatment of Belgian civilians Trevelyan's, Mr. Charles, remarkable promise Tricks of the German Press Unprepared Condition of the Franco-Belgian Frontier Violation of Belgian Neutrality Volksstaat (People's State) War Delirium Warsaw citadel blown up Wolff's News Agency End of Project Gutenberg's What Germany Thinks, by Thomas F. A. Smith *** END OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK WHAT GERMANY THINKS *** ***** This file should be named 10166.txt or 10166.zip ***** This and all associated files of various formats will be found in: http://www.gutenberg.net/1/0/1/6/10166/ Produced by Jonathan Ingram, David King, and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team Updated editions will replace the previous one--the old editions will be renamed.
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We visited various places in Germany, and made a 10-days' excursion among the Swiss Mountains.
Valley of Sckellenen-thal--Lake of Uri, Stormy Sunset--Chapel of William Tell--force of Local Emotion--Chamois Chaser--View of the higher Alps--Manner of Life of a Swiss Mountaineer interspersed with views of the higher Alps--Golden Age of the Alps--Life and Views continued--Ranz des Vaches famous Swiss Air--Abbey of Einsiedlen and it's Pilgrims--Valley of Chamouny--Mont Blanc--Slavery of Savoy--Influence of Liberty on Cottage Happiness--France--Wish for the extirpation of Slavery--Conclusion.'
Her books of poems comprise Life-Chords, consisting of "Under His shadow,"--"Her last poems"--"Loyal Responses," and "Her earlier poems;" Life Mosaic, comprising "The Ministry of Song," and "Under the Surface;" Swiss Letters and Alpine Poems, written during several tours in Switzerland.
One of these, followed by the old Etruscans, is to form a confederation of many States, wherein none has precedence over the rest in authority or rank, and each allows the others to share its acquisitions; as do the States of the Swiss League in our days, and as the Achaians and Etolians did in Greece in earlier times.
If it were some green, transparent Swiss lake!...
As the Swiss Inscription says: Sprechen ist silbern, Schweigen ist golden (Speech is silvern, Silence is golden); or as I might rather express it: Speech is of Time, Silence is of Eternity.
My father, John Addington Symonds, in "Our Life in the Swiss Highlands," also describes them.
There were, in this party of rather leisurely reporters, a tall, wise, slow-smiling young Swede who had gone to sea at twelve and been captain of a destroyer before leaving the navy to manage a newspaper; a young Polish count, amiably interested in many sorts of learning and nearly all sorts of ladies--he had seen some of the Carpathian fighting as an officer in the Polish Legion; one of the Swiss cit
A wide open V from the shoulder down to the peak displayed an embroidered white Swiss chemisette.
This changed the destinies of De Vere and his lady; and the manners and beauty of Anne of Geierstein attracted as much admiration at the English Court as formerly in the Swiss Chalet.
We were killing time in the library one afternoon, the Director and a Swiss Brother sitting by the lamp reading, I standing at one of the tall, narrow windows, drumming on the panes and dreaming.
Topbooted Graziers from the North; Swiss Brokers, Italian Drovers, also topbooted, from the South; these with their subalterns in leather jerkins, leather skull-caps, and long ox-goads; shouting in half-articulate speech, amid the inarticulate barking and bellowing.
August 10th.--We breakfast at eight on bread and honey, which is the universal Swiss breakfast, dine at one, and have tea at seven.
Come Away, Come Away, to the air of the Swiss Boy, by Mr. Green, the publisher; and, 7.
The preference shown to individual literary genres changes in an almost regular order of sequence--the Swiss Bovet has even tried recently to lay down a regular law of alternation.
There was a very interesting article by Monsieur F. Krahnstoever in the "Swiss Ski Club Year-Book for 1923" on the subject of avalanches in relation to Ski-ing.
In an evil hour I engaged myself to accompany an old Swiss Baroness with whom I became acquainted at the Hotel of Mine Hembert to accompany her to Turin.
"The last tidings I had of thee, Melchior," said the Italian, "was the letter sent by the Swiss Ambassador, who took our city in his way as he traveled south, and which was written on the occasion of the birth of this very girl."