The Rural and Domestic Life of Germany: With Characteristic Sketches of Its Cities and Scenery. Collected in a General Tour, and During a Residence in the Country in the Years 1840, 41 and 42

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Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1842 - 520 стор.

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Сторінка 40 - The peasants are not, as with us, for the most part, totally cut off from property in the soil they cultivate, totally dependent on the labour afforded by others—they are themselves the proprietors.
Сторінка 42 - ... spiritless, purposeless. The German bauer, on the contrary, looks on the -country as made for him and his fellow-men. He feels himself a man ; he has a stake in the country, as good as that of the bulk of his neighbours ; no man can threaten him with ejection, or the workhouse, so long as he is active and economical. He walks, therefore, with a bold step ; he looks you in the face with the air of a free man, but of a respectful one.
Сторінка 42 - The English peasant is so cut off from the idea of property, that he comes habitually to look upon it as a thing from which he is warned by the laws of the large proprietors, and becomes, in consequence, spiritless, purposeless.
Сторінка 452 - If the fog is very dry, you see not only yourself but your neighbour ; if very damp, only yourself, surrounded by a rainbow-coloured glory, which becomes more lustrous and beautiful the damper and thicker the fog is, and the nearer it approaches."— Howitt.
Сторінка 239 - German servants we may here say a word. The genuine German maid-servant is one of the most healthy, homely, hardworking creatures under the sun. Like her fellows who work in fields, barns, and woods, she is as strong as a pony, and by no means particular as to what she has to do. She wears no cap or bonnet at home or abroad. Has a face and arms as stout and red as any that our farm girls can boast ; and scours and sweeps, and drudges on, like a creature that has no will but to work, and eat, and...
Сторінка 40 - The peasants f are the great and ever-present objects of country life. They are the great population of the country, because they themselves are the possessors. This country is, in fact, for the most part, in the hands of the people. It is parcelled out among the multitude. . . . The...
Сторінка 360 - Yes ! I have loved thy wild abode, Unknown, unploughed, untrodden shore ; Where scarce the woodman finds a road, And scarce the fisher plies an oar; For man's neglect I love thee more ; That art nor avarice intrude To tame thy torrent's thunder-shock, Or prune thy vintage of the rock Magnificently rude.
Сторінка 522 - Places," 21s. cloth. HOWITT.-VISITS TO REMARKABLE PLACES; Old Halls, Battle-Fie Ids, and Scenes illustrative of Striking Passages in English History and Poetry. By WILLIAM HOWITT. New Edition. Medium 8vo.
Сторінка 38 - ... cutting their harvest, the men being gone to the greater harvest of the plain. The Catholic character of the valley was obvious by the little images of the Virgin in niches in the front of the cottages as we passed. These images are of the most wretched kind; little things of gaudily-coloured plaster, bought of the wandering Italian dealers. But at the head of the glen stood a little chapel, which is a perfect specimen of what you find so commonly in Catholic districts, at once indicating so...
Сторінка 80 - You may sometimes see a grand duke come into a country inn, call for his glass of ale, drink it, pay for it, and go away as unceremoniously as yourself. The consequence of this easy familiarity is, that princes are everywhere popular, and the daily occurrence of their presence amongst the people, prevents that absurd crush and stare at them, which prevails in more luxurious and exclusive countries.

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