A Tour in Zealand, in the Year 1802; With an Historical Sketch of the Battle of Copenhagen

A Tour in Zealand, in the Year 1802; With an Historical Sketch of the Battle of Copenhagen

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1805 edition. Excerpt: ...the banks of a lake, are the remains of the village of Emdrup, now reduced to two farms, the other peasants having moved to the fields assigned to them. When I speak of this village, it recals the enjoyment of my boyish days; hard by lives a peasant, accustomed when at school gladly to pass my holydays. When the dreaful conflagration of Copenhagen, in the year 17 95, destroyed 943 houses, this man, (as did all the peasants of the neighbourhood) repaired with his waggon to the city, that he might assist in saving the property of the inhabitants. While selfish minds were employed in forming schemes for turning the inisfortunes of others to their on whose farm I was own advantage, my honest friend was actuated by very opposite motives. He was employed to move the goods of one of our favorite masters, /and agreed for a small sum; but although he did much more than he had stipulated for, it was impossible to force any additional reward upon him. " VVe are accustomed to exalt the virtues " of a man clad in a silken garment," said " one of my masters, "but sufifer merit in a " rustic coat to pass unnoticed by; and yet the, O I I ' " latter is most entitled to our admiration. The 'F one improves the gift of nature by education, 'F and refines it by associating with the world. ' " The other depends on nature alone, and acts " from the free, uiibiassed, principles of imnate " worth." To this he adapted the simile of Sterne. " Like ancient medals, the PEASANTS " kept more apart, and passing but few peoples' " hands, preserve the first sharpnesses which the " fine hand of nature has given them. They " are-not so pleasant to feel, but...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236769678
  • 9781236769671