Excurisons in the mountains of Ronda and Granada, Volume 1


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Page 374 - O wad some pow'r the giftie gie us To see oursels as others see us ! It wad frae monie a blunder free us And foolish notion : What airs in dress an' gait wad lea'e us, And ev'n Devotion ! ADDRESS TO EDINBURGH.
Page 252 - Ite proportions are more just, its stuccoed walls more highly finished, and the colouring and gilding of its ornaments more brilliant, than those of any of the other apartments. The tower in which it is situated projects far beyond the curtain wall of the fortress ; so that, whilst it looks into the refreshing court of the Alberca on one side, from windows in the other three it commands extensive views over the city and the dark valley of the Darro. It is the only one of the principal apartments...
Page 103 - ... they enjoy a freer circulation of air. The absence of an enclosing wall tends also, in point of coolness, to give the Mercadillo an advantage over the city ; leaving it open to receive the full benefit of the refreshing breezes that sweep down from the neighbouring mountains.
Page 423 - From the north wall of the court rises the campanilla, or belfry, from the summit of which a fine view is obtained of the city.
Page 433 - For the king had at sea a navy of Tarshish with the navy of Hiram : once every three years came the navy of Tarshish, bringing gold, and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks.
Page 103 - Hidalgufa* of the province; — who, proud of the little patch of land their forefathers' swords conquered from the accursed Moslems, would as soon think of denying the infallibility of the Pope, as of taking up their abode amongst the mercantile inhabitants of the mushroom suburb. The New Town, however, I must needs confess, — despite all aristocratic predilections, — is by far the most agreeable place of residence.

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