Visit to Northern Europe: Or, Sketches Descriptive, Historical, Political and Moral, of Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland, and the Free Cities of Hamburg and Lubeck, Containing Notices of the Manners and Customs, Commerce ... Arts and Sciences ... and Religion, of Those Countries and Cities, Volume 1

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J.S. Taylor & Company, 1842 - Finland

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Page 273 - In fight ! O North Sea, VESSEL'S thunders light Thy murky sky ! His foemen shrink with strange affright, For death and terror round him fight : Sad Gothland hears the bolts that light Thy murky sky. He gleams proud Denmark's shaft of war : The foe must own his brighter star ; They fly ! Thou road for Danes to power and praise, Dark — heaving wave ! Receive my friend, by valour's rays Led through thy wild and boisterous ways ! Guide the bold Youth to power and praise, Dark — heaving wave ! And...
Page 330 - Denmark in 1692, thirty-two years after this singular transaction, makes the curious observation — ' that in the Roman Catholic religion there is a resisting principle to absolute civil power, from the division of authority with the head of the Church at Rome ; but in the north, the Lutheran church is entirely subservient to the civil power, and the whole of (he northern people of Protestant countries, have lost tJieir liberties ever since they changed their religion for a better.
Page 210 - ... as if they lay on dry land. This harbour is capacious enough to hold five hundred sail, where neither wind nor enemies can do them the least mischief. The road without is very good and safe ; being fenced from the sea by a large sandbank, on the points of which float always a couple of buoys to direct all ships that come in or go out. Here are no tides to fear; but always a sufficient depth of water: sometimes, indeed, according as the winds blow in or out of the *• ' • The eiiter of our...
Page 205 - Mid smoke and spray ; His fierce artillery flash' d so fast, That Swedish wrecks were round him cast, And lost each hostile stern and mast, Mid smoke and spray. Fly, Sweden, fly ! nor hope to win Where Christian dauntless mingles in The fray ! NILS YULE beheld the tempest grow ; " The day is right !" Aloft he bade the red flag glow, And shot for shot he dealt the foe.
Page 330 - ... the North, the Lutheran church is entirely subservient to the civil power, and the whole of the Northern people of Protestant countries, have lost their liberties ever since they changed their religion for a better.' .... 'The blind obedience which is destructive of natural liberty, is...

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