"Magyarland;": Being the Narrative of Our Travels Through the Highlands and Lowlands of Hungary, المجلد 1

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S. Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1881 - 311 من الصفحات
 

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الصفحة 79 - ... of extreme danger, no artificial barriers being strong enough to resist the great pressure thus suddenly brought to bear upon them, the result being the bursting of the dykes, and the inundation of the surrounding country. There is also another phenomenon prejudicial to the interests of the land, the rivers flow subterraneously ; in dry seasons they drain the soil by attracting its moisture to themselves, and during heavy rains the water of the over-full rivers, percolating through the light...
الصفحة 129 - Only three years ago one occurred which throw the citizens on both sides the river into a state of great consternation. The snow, which had melted unusually early in the mountains of the Tyrol, caused the Danube to rise to an alarming height, and the ice getting jammed a few miles below Pest, the blocks which the waters gathered in their progress hither heaped thomHolvcs one upon another and formed a complete barrier to all outlet. " It was like a great ice mountain...
الصفحة 128 - The last time we were hero we happened to see tho breaking up of tho winter's ice, mid it was a. wondrous sight to behold the great blocks, borne down by the swift current, heave and struggle and beat against each other, and then dash headlong against the massive stonework of the bridge, with a crash like that of a volley of musketry. The breaking up of the ice is always a time of especial anxiety to the...
الصفحة 82 - Hungarian well, to one of which, as wr continue to jog along the plains, we have just arrived ? It is composed of a deep shaft sunk in the sandy soil, and enclosed by a low wall, the water being raised by means of a long cross-beam, fastened to a pole of equal length, to which a rope and bucket are attached, the whole forming the exact counterpart of the wells on the plains of Hindustan, and the same doubtless as those at which Abraham's servant met Rebekah, and Jacob, Rachel on the plains of Mamre.
الصفحة 82 - Jözsef leads them across to the one we have just reached. Close to it stands the shepherd's hut ; it is made of straw, and conical in shape like an exaggerated beehive ; whilst the shepherd himself, a tall man in a sheep-skin cloak, looking not altogether unlike the sheep he is tending, comes out, and raising the water, holds the cool dripping bucket to the noses of our thirsty team. After this we move on again as before, and pass lonely farmsteads, surrounded by stacks of wheat, ladders, and barrels...
الصفحة 150 - Watch the movements of the supple figure of the " first violin," standing in the centre of the other musicians, who accompany him softly. How every nerve is en rapport with his instrument, and how his very soul is speaking through it! See how gently he draws the bow across the trembling strings...
الصفحة 62 - I sketched yesterday came and stood behind me. He was a delicious specimen of pictorial tatters, mellowed by every vicissitude of wear and weather. His brawny chest lay bare to the elements, whilst his broad, slouching, felt sombrero, dragged into every possible degree of limpness, shading but not concealing his beetling brows, rendered him a fitting study for a Eembrandt.
الصفحة 81 - ... broad expanse of waters, the traveller, as the train whirls him along, will see here and there what appear to him to be thousands of tents lying in groups at the foot of, and against the slopes of the hills. If it be his first visit to Hungary, he will be under the impression that the whole Hungarian army is camping out, until he suddenly finds on nearing a village, that what he imagined from a distance to be white tents, are after all but cottages. The Hungarians are truly an odd mixture, now...

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