A Handbook for Travellers in Spain, Część 1

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Strona 142 - The most triumphant death is that of the martyr ; the most awful that of the martyred patriot ; the most splendid that of the hero in the hour of victory ; and if the chariot and the horses of fire had been vouchsafed for Nelson's translation, he could scarcely have departed in a brighter blaze of glory.
Strona 106 - It blesseth him that gives and him that takes.
Strona 191 - Dios te salve, María, llena eres de gracia. El Señor es contigo, bendita tu eres entre todas las mujeres.
Strona 91 - ... new incidents arise, no pause is left for regret or reflection. We remember seeing at Granada a matador cruelly gored by a bull: he was carried away as dead, and his place immediately taken by his son, as coolly as a viscount succeeds to an earl's estate and title. Carnerero, the musician, died while fiddling at a ball at Madrid, in 1838; neither the band nor the dancers stopped one moment. The boldness of the picadors is great. Francisco Sevilla, when thrown from his horse and lying under the...
Strona 103 - qui ne vaut pas la peine d'être dit, on le chante.
Strona 91 - The miserable steed, when dead, is dragged out, leaving a bloody furrow on the sand, as the river-beds of the arid plains of Barbary are marked by the crimson fringe of the flowering oleanders. A universal sympathy is shown for the horseman in these awful moments ; the men shout, and the women scream, but this soon subsides. The picador, if wounded, is carried out and forgotten...
Strona 306 - Blessed be He who gave the Imam Mohammed a mansion which in beauty exceeds all other mansions ; and if not so, here is a garden containing wonders of art, the like of which God forbids should elsewhere be found.
Strona 309 - The baying of the dog and the tinkling of a guitar, indicating life there, increase the desolation of the Alhambra. Then, in proportion as all here around is dead, do the fancy and imagination become alive. The halls and courts seem to expand into a larger size; the shadows of the cypresses on the walls assume the forms of the dusky Moor revisiting his lost home in the glimpses of the moon, while the night winds, breathing through the unglazed windows and myrtles, rustle as his silken robes or sigh...
Strona 352 - Spaniards, notwithstanding all that we have done for them. They cry viva, and are very fond of us, and hate the French ; but they are, in general, the most incapable of useful exertion of all the nations that I have known ; the most vain, and at the same time the most ignorant, particularly of military affairs, and above all of military affairs in their own country.
Strona 316 - Spain, the brightest star of an age which produced Ximenez, Columbus, and the Great Captain, all of whom rose to full growth under her smile, and withered at her death. She is one of the most faultless characters in history, one of the purest sovereigns who ever graced or dignified a throne, who, " in all her relations of queen or woman...

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