Si on voulait leur persuader que les Anglais vivent de grenouilles, meurent de faim, que leurs femmes sont barbouillees, et jurent par toutes les lettres de l'alphabet, ils leveraient les epaules, et s'ecriraient, quel sot ose ecrire ces miseres-la?
Appresso in questo loco Mise in assetto loco Li tigri, e li grifoni, Leofanti, e leoni Cammelli, e dragomene, Badalischi, e gene, E pantere, e castoro, Le formiche dell' oro, E tanti altri animali, Ch' io non so ben dir quail, Che son si divisati, E si dissomigliati Di corpo e di fazione, Di si fera ragione, E di si strana taglia, Ch'io non credo san faglia, Ch' alcun uomo vivente Potesse veramente Per lingua, o per scritture Recitar le figure Delle bestie, e gli uccelli.... --From Il Tesoretto di Ser Brunetto Latini (circa MDCCLX.).
Luna circumterrestris Planeta quum sit, consentaneum est esse in Luna viventes creaturas, et singulis Planetarum globis sui serviunt circulatores, ex qua consideratione, de eorum incolis summa probabilitate concludimus, quod et Tychoni Braheo, e sola consideratione vastitatis eorum visum fuit.
L'altra maniera si e, che io per me stimerei, che non fosse gran fatto disdicevole il credere, che quell' anima o quella virtu, la quale genera i fiori ed i frutti nelle piante viventi, sia quella stessa che generi ancora i bachi di esse piante.
Natura enim rerum omnibus viventibus indidit mentum ac formidinem, vitae atque essentiae suae conservatri
Major: Melior conditio senis viventis ex praescripto artis medicae, quam adolescentis luxuriosi.
Nevisanus hath as hard an opinion of rich men, "wealth and wisdom cannot dwell together," stultitiam patiuntur opes, and they do commonly infatuare cor hominis, besot men; and as we see it, "fools have fortune:" Sapientia non invenitur in terra suaviter viventium.
"Name your weapons," said Gaspard Volauvent grandly.
An opposite doctrine, with the suggestion that it is "improper to say, 'the house is building,' instead of 'the house is being built,'"--is found on page 64th of the Rev. David Blair's Grammar, of 1815,--"Seventh Edition," with a preface dated, "October 20th, 1814."
I.--The Voyage II.--A Day in Ireland III.--Ben Lomond and the Highland Lakes IV.--The Burns' Festival V.--Walk from Edinburgh over the Border and arrival at London VI.--Some of the "Sights" of London VII.--Flight through Belgium VIII.--The Rhine to Heidelberg IX.--Scenes in and around Heidelberg X.--A Walk through the Odenwald XI.--Scenes in Frankfort--An American Composer--The Poet Freiligrath XII.--A week among the Students XIII.--Christmas and New Year in Germany XIV.--Winter in Frankfort--A Fair, an Inundation and a Fire XV.--The Dead and the Deaf--Mendelssohn the Composer XVI.--Journey on Foot from Frankfort to Cassel XVII.--Adventures among the Hartz XVIII.--Notes in Leipsic and Dresden XIX.--Rambles in the Saxon Switzerland XX.--Scenes in Prague XXI.--Journey through Eastern Bohemia and Moravia to the Danube XXII.--Vienna XXIII.--Up the Danube XXIV.--The Unknown Student XXV.--The Austrian Alps XXVI.--Munich XXVII.--Through Wurtemberg to Heidelberg XXVIII.--Freiburg and the Black Forest XXIX.--People and Places in Eastern Switzerland XXX.--Passage of the St Gothard and descent into Italy XXXI.--Milan XXXII.--Walk from Milan to Genoa XXXIII.--Scenes in Genoa, Leghorn and Pisa XXXIV.--Florence and its Galleries XXXV.--A Pilgrimage to Vallombrosa XXXVI.--Walk to Siena and Pratolino--Incidents in Florence XXXVII.--American Art in Florence XXXVIII.--An Adventure on the Great St. Bernard--Walks around Florence XXXIX.--Winter Traveling among the Appenines XL.--Rome XLI.--Tivoli and the Roman Campagna XLII.--Tivoli and the Roman Campagna (continued) XLIII.--Pilgrimage to Vaucluse and Journey up the Rhone XLIV.--Traveling in Burgundy--The Miseries of a Country Diligence XLV.--Poetical Scenes in Paris XLVI.--A Glimpse of Normandy XLVII.--Lockhart, Bernard Barton and Croly--London Chimes and Greenwich Fair XLVIII.--Homeward Bound--Conclusion TO FRANK TAYLOR, THESE RECORDS OF THE PILGRIMAGE, WHOSE TOILS AND ENJOYMENTS WE HAVE SHARED TOGETHER, ARE AFFECTIONATELY INSCRIBED, BY HIS RELATIVE AND FRIEND.
"Maridite, maridite, donzela, Che dona maridada e sempre bela; Maridite finche la fogia e verde, Perche la zoventu presto se perde."
"Sunt qui in Fortunae jam casibus omnia ponunt, Et mundum credunt nullo rectore moveri, Natura, volvente vices," &c. For the first of chance, as Sallust likewise informeth us, those old Romans generally received; "They supposed fortune alone gave kingdoms and empires, wealth, honours, offices: and that for two causes; first, because every wicked base unworthy wretch was preferred, rich, potent, &c.; secondly, because of their uncertainty, though never so good, scarce any one enjoyed them long: but after, they began upon better advice to think otherwise, that every man made his own fortune."
There are others of minor importance which could be mentioned, like the removal of the Indians to remote hunting-grounds in the West, the West India trade, the successful settlement of the Spoliation Claims against France, which threatened to involve the country in war,--prevented by the arbitration of England; similar settlements with Denmark, Spain, and Naples; treaties of commerce with Russia and Turkey; and other matters in which Jackson's decided character appeared to advantage.
There was something in the house, he declared, that"--she emphasised the words--"prevented his feeling funny."
Dec. 12th.--Invented a new way of working one word into another.
NSBORO, NYE ONTO VARMONT, July the 11th, 18-Seventy.
I don't intend to let Mrs. GREEN know anything about this little adventoor, but just as like as not, some day when I hain't thinking she will worm it out of me, when Mariar will no doubt say: "Sarved you rite, you old ignoramus; that's what you git for stoppin' takin' the weekly noosepapers, because they won't print the darned nonsents you set up to rite, when you orter be to bed and asleep."
Nobilissimum et utilissimum inventum summa cum necessitate adinventum et introductum.
PURGATOIRE, m., lieu de supplice ou les ames des justes incompletement purifiees achevent de purger leurs fautes.
Quales statuae" (quod ait ille) "quae sacris in aedibus columnis imponuntur, velut oneri cedentes videntur, ac si insudarent, quum revera sensu sint carentes, et nihil saxeam adjuvent firmitatem:" atlantes videri volunt, quum sint statuae lapideae, umbratiles revera homunciones, fungi, forsan et bardi, nihil a saxo differentes.
There liv'd a chief, well known to fame, A bold advent'rous knight; Renown'd for victory; his name In glory's annals bright.
Salut to Adventrs.
The coming of springtime in the woods is one of the gentlest, sweetest advents in the world.
PROPRIUM DE TEMPORE PRO VESPERIS; ab Adventu usque ad ultimam Dominican post Pentecosten, ad exemplar editionis vaticanae, cantum gregorianum harmonice modulavit Julius Bas.
His daughter Violanta was married to Lionel Duke of Clarence, the youngest son to Edward the Third, King of England, but, ad ejus adventum tantae opes tam admirabili liberalitate profusae sunt, ut opulentissimorum regum splendorem superasse videretur, he was welcomed with such incredible magnificence, that a king's purse was scarce able to bear it; for besides many rich presents of horses, arms, plate, money, jewels, &c., he made one dinner for him and his company, in which were thirty-two messes and as much provision left, ut relatae a mensa dapes decem millibus hominum sufficerent, as would serve ten thousand men: but a little after Lionel died, novae nuptae et intempestivis conviviis operam dans, &c., and to the duke's great loss, the solemnity was ended.
Aedes quando sunt ad amussim expolitae, Quisque laudat fabrum, atque exemplum expetit, &c. At ubi illo migrat nequam homo indiligensque, &c. Tempestas venit, confringit tegulas, imbricesque, Putrifacit aer operam fabri, &c. Dicam ut homines similes esse aedium arbitremini, Fabri parentes fundamentum substruunt liberorum, Expoliunt, docent literas, nec parcunt sumptui, Ego autem sub fabrorum potestate frugi fui, Postquam autem migravi in ingenium meum, Perdidi operam fabrorum illico oppido, Venit ignavia, ea mihi tempestas fuit, Adventuque suo grandinem et imbrem attulit, Illa mihi virtutem deturbavit," &c. A young man is like a fair new house, the carpenter leaves it well built, in good repair, of solid stuff; but a bad tenant lets it rain in, and for want of reparation, fall to decay, &c. Our parents, tutors, friends, spare no cost to bring us up in our youth, in all manner of virtuous education; but when we are left to ourselves, idleness as a tempest drives all virtuous motions out of our minds, et nihili sumus, on a sudden, by sloth and such bad ways, we come to nought.
"I allers admire such adventur's as this, if they don't bring in anything more nor thanks.
Be not angry, Most mighty Princess, that I have adventur'd To try your taking of a false report, which hath Honour'd with confirmation your great judgment In the election of a sir so rare, Which you know cannot err.
It was corporately embodied when Greece attempted a solitary adventure against Turkey and was quickly crushed.
* * * * * ~Adventure in the Desert, and Murder of a Sheikh.~ I was awakened for a few minutes, as early as three o'clock on the following morning, by the sound of many voices in loud and earnest conversation, amongst which I recognised that of Sheikh Suleiman; but as noisy conversations at such early hours are by no means uncommon with these restless spirits of the wilderness, I gave no heed to it, and composed myself for sleep again, intending to rise by about half after four, in order to get a dip in the Red Sea, before resuming the march; and this intention I fulfilled; but just while throwing on the few clothes I had taken with me, I heard suddenly a loud strife of many tongues bursting forth, not in our encampment, but in a small copse or grove of palm trees, about two hundred yards distant.
"I've had an adventure--" "I know," interrupted Howard, with a sigh. "
Wesley thus describes the finish of this remarkable adventure:-- "A little before ten o'clock God brought me safe to Wednesbury, having lost only one flap of my waistcoat, and a little skin from one of my hands.
A Bear Hunt.--Patsey explains.--A Promise.--Continuation of Hal's Story.-- Warm Blood.--A Feast of Mule Meat.--The Mountain Cave.--A Punishment.-- Despair.--The Crack of a Rifle.--Liberty.--The Smoke Signal.--The Spy.-- The Two Eyes.--A Horrible Situation.--Relief at last.--A Dissertation on Apaches.--Their Manners and Customs.--A Surprise.--A Desperate Adventure.--Arrival at Apache Pass.--"Sooap.
Yet they never adventured beyond the Red Sea; neither was the greatest of their famous victories comparable to those battles which have been fought by our men in India; in which, most invincible prince, the great prosperity of your father and you is well known.
But after a little he knew it was not Helma's little forest house that was to go swinging away into space and adventure,--it was himself.
I therefore take my leave, at this juncture, of good Father Carberry and St. Inigoes, and also of my companion in this adventure,--pausing but a moment to say, that the Superior of St. Inigoes has, some time since, gone to his account, and that I am not willing to part with him in my narrative without a grateful recognition of the esteem I have for his memory, in which I share with all who were acquainted with him,--an esteem won by the simple, unostentatious merit of his character, his liberal religious sentiment, and his frank and cordial hospitality, which had the best flavor of the good old housekeeping of St. Mary's,--a commendation which every one conversant with that section of Maryland will understand to imply what the Irish schoolmaster, in one of Carleton's tales, calls "the hoighth of good living."
Interview with the Governor of Mogador, on the Address of the Anti-Slavery Society.--Day and night side of the Mission Adventure.--Phillips' application to be allowed to stand with his "shoes on" before the Shereefian presence.--Case of the French Israelite, Darmon, who was killed by the Government.--Order of the Government against Europeans smoking in the streets.--Character of Haj Mousa, Governor of Mazagran.--Talmudical of a Sousee Jew.--False weights amongst the Mogador Merchants.--Rumours of war from the North, and levy of troops.--Bragadocio of the Governor.--Mr.
Unfortunately, however, the word adventurer was written all over him, and, as a considerable section of the world's population have good reason to know, he was as little likely to fail to take advantage of his opportunities as he was to forget the man who had robbed him, or who had done him an ill turn.
You shall crawl through life a divorcee, made an honest woman through the generosity of an American adventurer!--67, Mayfair, I said."
The horseman reached the camp of the Romans, but not being able to come close up to it he fastened the letter to a small javelin and hurled it into the enemy's ranks, fixing it purposely in a tower.-10- Thus Cicero, on learning of the advent of Caesar, took courage and held out more stubbornly.
He relaxed not, however, an instant in his literary labours, continued the preparation of his Dictionary, and contributed a few lively and vigorous papers to the "Adventurer"--a paper, edited by Dr Hawkesworth, a writer of some talent, who did his best to tower up to the measure and stature of the "Rambler."
What more absurd, than to suppose both syllables short in such words as, "~advent, sinner, supper," and then give "serm~on, f=ilt~er, sp=ir~it, g=ath~er," and the like, for regular trochees, with "the first syllable long, and the second short," as does this author?
The government of Turin held aloof from the expedition out of regard to foreign Powers, who were indignant that the peace of Europe should be disturbed by a military adventurer,--in their eyes, half-bandit and half-sailor.
Colman had in the beginning--some time previous to Mochuda's advent-- contemplated establishing himself at Rahen and he had left there two or three bundles of rods remarking to his disciples that another should come after him for whom and not for himself God had destined this place.
The Swiss "adventurer"--one of the most enlightened men of his age, and full of genius--became colonel of this regiment; and Peter, not thinking he knew anything about true military tactics, and wishing to learn,--and not too proud to learn, being born with disdain of conventionalities and precedents,--entered the regiment as drummer, in sight of his own subjects, who perhaps looked upon the act as a royal freak,--even as Nero practised fiddling, and Commodus archery, before the Roman people.
He made sport of the legislature ruled by the commune, and made up not of men of experience, but of adventurers, stock-jobbers, directors of assignats, trustees for the sale of church-lands, who "took a constitution in hand as savages would a looking-glass,"--a body made up of those courtiers who wished to cut off the head of their king, of those priests who voted religion a nuisance, of those lawyers who called the laws a dead letter, of those philosophers who admitted no argument but the guillotine, of those sentimentalists who chanted the necessity of more blood, of butchers and bakers and brewers who would exterminate the very people who bought from them.
It was due to Sandys not only that the first permanent English settlement in the Western World was planted at Jamestown in 1607, but that a later group of "adventurers"--for such they called themselves--destined to be more famous, were driven by chance of wind and wave to land on the coast of Massachusetts.
It represents one of the general's perilous adventures in the Peninsular War, and is a vigorous addition to these admirable productions of the French school.
Ferragut's wandering life as a pilot abounded in dramatic adventures,--a few always standing out clearly from his many confused recollections of exotic lands and interminable seas.