Pleasant Hours in Foreign Lands, a Ser. of Romances

Pleasant Hours in Foreign Lands, a Ser. of Romances

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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. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ...and the work alike. But, ah! doth it not happen, that even as thou thinke9t to clasp, with loving arms, the fair form of thy dream it fleeth coyly from thee on the clouds of morning, at the noisy approach of day; and thou, with burning tears, dost gaze at its shadowy glimmer, which doth but wax fainter and fainter? So wakest thou on a sudden, disturbed rudely by the life which daily moves around thee, from thy pleasant dream; and there remaineth to thee nought but the deep longing which, with sweet thrill, doth vibrate in thy bosom. Such emotions have filled his heart who now writeth for thee, dear reader, the following pages, each time that his wanderings have led him through the world-renowned city of Nuremberg; now beguiling time before the wondrous structure of the fountain in the market-place, now at St. Sebald's sepulchre, now at St. Lawrence's shrine, at the old castle, or in the Town-house, gazing on Albert Diirer's deep-minded masterpieces. Thus would he give himself all to pleasant musings, which brought before him the magnificence of the old imperial city. He would bethink him of the rhyme of the old true-hearted Rosenbliith: "O Nuremberg, thou noble spot, Thy shaft its target misseth not, It aimed is by Wisdom's hand, And Truth beside her taketh stand." Many a picture, from the life, of the stout burghers, at that time when artist and craftsman went hand in hand together, would arise in clear colouring before him, and stamp itself upon the mind with an unwonted glow and charm. Let it please thee now, dear reader, that one such picture be set before thee. Perchance thou mayst smile with indulgence upon it; or even feel thyself nt home in Master Martin's house, and gladly while away a little time amidst his tubs and coops. So...show more

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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236542460
  • 9781236542465