Page images
PDF
EPUB

|

BEAUTIES,

HARMONIES, AND SUBLIMITIES

OF

NATURE:

WITH

OCCASIONAL REMARKS

ON THE

LAWS, CUSTOMS, MANNERS, AND OPINIONS

OF

VARIOUS NATIONS.

SECOND EDITION.

IN FOUR VOLUMES.

VOL. IV.

LONDON:

G. AND W. B. WHITTAKER, AVE-MARIA LANE.

1823.

LONDON: PRINTED BY WEED AND RIDER, LITTLE BRITAIN.

THE

BEAUTIES, HARMONIES, AND SUBLIMITIES

OF

NATURE.

BOOK X.

CHAPTER I.

"WHEN we enter into magnificentpalaces,” says Tully,--whose oratory never relapsed into a thrifty and sanguinary eloquence, 'as Tacitus' strongly expresses it, "we are at first struck with the gilded roofs, the marble columns, the costly pavements, and all the other decorations of art. But when we have beheld them often, we are no longer charmed with them; and they make no impression of pleasure on the mind. Whereas, the prospect of the country never satiates us; it is, as it were, ever new, and every day puts on some fresh form to entertain and delight us." Who, that

1 Lucrosæ hujus et sanguinantis eloquentiæ.

Tacitus de Oratore.

VOL. IV.

B

« PreviousContinue »