Englische Bibliothek; Enthaltend Eine Original-Auswahl Aus Den Vorzuglichsten Schriftstellen in Den Verschiedenen Zweigen Der Englischen Literatur Vol

Englische Bibliothek; Enthaltend Eine Original-Auswahl Aus Den Vorzuglichsten Schriftstellen in Den Verschiedenen Zweigen Der Englischen Literatur Vol

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1832 edition. Excerpt: ...and treachery contributed to increase his detestation of them. Resolved therefore to continue no longer in a world, which he hated, and which repaid his detestation with contempt, he retired to this region of sterility in order to brood over his resentment in solitude, and conserve with the only honest heart he knew; namely with his own. A cave was his only shelter from the inclemency of the weather; fruits gathered with difficulty from the mountains side, his only food; and his drink was fetched with danger and toil from the headlong torrent. In this manner he lived, sequestered from society passing the hours in meditation, and sometimes exultiug, that he was able to lieve indepently of his fellow creatures. At the foot of the mountain, an extensive lake displayed its glassy bosom: reflecting on its broad surface, the impending horrors of the mountain. To this capacious mirror he would sometimes descend; and reclining on its steep bank, cast an eager look on the smooth expanse, that lay before him." How beautiful; he often cried, is Natur! how lovely, even in her wildest scenes! How finely contrasted is the level plain, that lies beneath me, with you owful pile, that hides its tremendous head in clouds? But the beauty of these scenes, is no way comparable with their utility; from hence an hunderd rivers are supplied, which distribute health and verdure to the various countries through which they flow. Every part of the universe is beautiful, just and wise, but man, vile man is a solicism in nature; the only monster in the creation. Tempests and whirlwinds have their use; but vicious ungreatful man is a blot in the fair page of universal beauty. Why was I born of that detested species, whose vices are almost a reproach to the wisdom of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236587871
  • 9781236587879