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" Above me are the Alps, The palaces of Nature, whose vast walls Have pinnacled in clouds their snowy scalps, And throned Eternity in icy halls Of cold sublimity, where forms and falls The avalanche — the thunderbolt of snow ! All that expands the spirit,... "
The poetical works of lord Byron. Illustr. ed - Page 398
by George Gordon N. Byron (6th baron.) - 1879
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The Edinburgh Review, Volume 75

English literature - 1842
...the varied and manifold scenes which the hand of Nature has supplied for the contemplation of man. *' All that expands the spirit, yet appals, Gather around...show How earth may pierce to heaven, yet leave vain man below." • A succession of peaked rocks, rising one above another as far as the eye can reach,...
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The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th], Volume 7

1817
...of grandeur, power, and beauty hev describes. The following stanza presents a striking instance. 1 But these recede. Above me are the Alps, The palaces...forms and falls The avalanche - the thunderbolt of snows ! All that expands the spirit, yet appals, Gather around these summits, as to show How earth...
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The Hand-book for Travellers in Switzerland and the Alps of Savoy and ...

John Murray (Firm) - Switzerland - 1811 - 517 pages
...for ever." — Rogers. It was such a prospect that inspired those remarkable lines of Byron : — " Above me are the Alps, The palaces of Nature, whose...yet appals. Gather around these summits, as to show _ How earth may soar to heaven, yet leave vain man below." The points from which such an Alpine panorama...
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The Critical Review: Or, Annals of Literature, Volume 4

Tobias Smollett - Books - 1816
...bounties here extend to all, Still springing o'er thy banks, though Empires near them fall. " Biit these recede. Above me are the Alps, The palaces of...show How Earth may pierce to Heaven, yet leave vain man below." From thence he journeys on to Switzerland, not passing, without remark, the dwelling places...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 2

England - 1818
...thi-m by the Roman poets. The Alps themselves, •• The palaces of nature, whose vast walls Hare pinnacled in clouds their snowy scalps And throned...falls The avalanche, the thunderbolt of snow,"— Even these, the most glorious objects which the eye of man can behold, were regarded by the ancients...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 2

England - 1818
...few detached lines is all that is left in regard to them by the Roman poets. The Alps themselves, " The palaces of nature, whose vast walls Have pinnacled...falls The avalanche, the thunderbolt of snow,"— . Even these, the most glorious objects which the eye of man can behold, were regarded by the ancients...
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Letters, During a Tour Through Some Parts of France, Savoy, Switzerland ...

Thomas Raffles - Europe - 1818 - 312 pages
...«fcord Byron occur to me as admirably descriptive of the scenes in which it leaves me : " ———— Above me are the Alps, The palaces of nature, whose...halls Of cold sublimity, where forms and falls The avalanche—the thunderbolt of snow! All that expands the spirit, yet appals, Gather around these summits...
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Letters, During a Tour Through Some Parts of France, Savoy, Switzerland ...

Thomas Raffles - Europe - 1818 - 312 pages
...lines of Lord Byron occur to me as admirably descriptive of the scenes in which it leaves me : " • Above me are the Alps, The palaces of nature, whose...halls Of cold sublimity, where forms and falls The avalancbe — the thunderbolt of snow ! All that expandi the spirit, yet appals, Gather around these...
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The Christian observer [afterw.] The Christian observer and advocate

1818
...Have pinnacled in donde their snowy scalps, And throned eternity in icy hall» Of cold snbliraity, where forms and falls The avalanche— the thunderbolt...! All that expands the spirit, yet appals, Gather urouud these buramits, as to show How earth may pierce to heaven, yet leave vain man below/ p. 36....
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Letters During a Tour Through Some Parts of France, Savoy, Switzerland ...

Thomas Raffles - Electronic book - 1819 - 336 pages
...scenes in •which it leaves me : " Above me are the Alps, The palaces of nature, whose, vast wall) Have pinnacled in clouds their snowy scalps, And throned...spirit, yet appals, Gather around these summits as to shew How earth may pierce to heaven, yet leave vain man below." Your's, &c. LETTER XX. LAUSANNE. My...
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