Journal of a Tour in Iceland, in the Summer of 1809, Том 1

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1813 - Всего страниц: 369
 

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Стр. lxxi - Right against the eastern gate, By the moss-grown pile he sate ; Where long of yore to sleep was laid The dust of the prophetic maid. Facing to the northern clime, Thrice he traced the Runic rhyme ; Thrice pronounced, in accents dread, The thrilling verse that wakes the dead : Till from out the hollow ground Slowly breathed a sullen sound.
Стр. 264 - The rocky summits, split and rent, Formed turret, dome, or battlement, Or seemed fantastically set With cupola or minaret, Wild crests as pagod ever decked, Or mosque of Eastern architect.
Стр. l - They made the earth round, and surrounded it with the deep ocean, upon the outward banks of which they placed the giants. One day, as the sons of Bor, or the gods, were taking a walk, they found two pieces of wood floating upon the water; these they took, and out of them made a man and a woman. The eldest of the gods gave them life and souls; the second motion and knowledge; the third the gift of speech, hearing and sight, to which he added beauty and raiment. From this man and this woman, named...
Стр. 261 - Nullas Germanorum populis urbes habitari, satis notum est : ne pati quidem inter se junctas sedes. Colunt discreti ac diversi, ut fons, ut campus, ut nemus placuit. Vicos locant, non in nostrum morem, connexis et cohaerentibus aedificiis : suam quisque domum spatio circumdat, sive adversus casus ignis remedium, sive inscitia aedificandi.
Стр. 69 - In his own excuse, he* pleaded his age for not following our example, to which we could make no reply. We devoured with difficulty our eggs and cream ; but had no sooner dismissed our plates, than half a sheep, well roasted, came on, with a mess of sorrel (rumexacetosa,) called by the Danes scurvy-grass, boiled, mashed and sweetened with sugar.
Стр. lii - ... shall infest the earth, when brothers shall stain themselves with brothers' blood, when sons shall be the murderers of their fathers, and fathers of their sons, when incest and adultery shall be common, when no man shall spare his friend. Immediately shall succeed a desolating winter; the snow shall fall from the four corners of the world, the winds shall blow with fury, the whole earth shall be hard bound in ice. Three such winters shall pass away without being softened by one summer. Then shall...
Стр. 133 - On reaching the top of this siliceous mound, I looked into the perfectly circular basin, which gradually shelved down to the mouth of the pipe or crater in the centre, whence the water issued. This mouth lay about four or five feet "below the edge of the basin, and proved, on my afterwards measuring it, to be as nearly as possible seventeen feet distant from it oh every side; the greatest difference in the distance not being more than a foot.
Стр. 52 - ... bring it to the water's edge, and, after launching it, embark and place themselves round the heap, with their heads joined over it and their backs to the water, their tails pendent in the stream, serving the purpose of rudders.
Стр. l - They made of his skull the vault of heaven, which is supported by four dwarfs named North, South, East, and West. They fixed there tapers to enlighten it, and assigned to other fires certain spaces which they were to run through, some of them in heaven, others under the heaven : the days were distinguished, and the years 'were numbered. They made the earth round, and surrounded it with the deep ocean, upon the outward banks of which they placed the giants.
Стр. l - ... as Ymir their author. Another race was brought forth, which formed alliances with that of the giant Ymir; this was called the family of Bor, so named from the second of that family, who was the father of Odin. The sons of Bor slew the giant Ymir, and the blood ran from his wounds in such abundance, that it caused a general inundation, wherein perished all the giants, except only one, who, saving himself in a bark, escaped with all his family.

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