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Karl Philipp Moritz Quotes

Karl Philipp Moritz Quotes & Quotations
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Karl Philipp Moritz
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  • 1
    A foreigner has here nothing to fear from being pressed as a sailor, unless, indeed, he should be found at any suspicious place. Karl_Philipp_MoritzKarl Philipp Moritz
  • 2
    All over London as one walks, one everywhere, in the season, sees oranges to sell; and they are in general sold tolerably cheap, one and even sometimes two for a halfpenny; or, in our money, threepence. Karl_Philipp_MoritzKarl Philipp Moritz
  • 3
    As I passed along the side walls of Westminster Abbey, I hardly saw any thing but marble monuments of great admirals, but which were all too much loaded with finery and ornaments, to make on me at least, the intended impression. Karl_Philipp_MoritzKarl Philipp Moritz
  • 4
    Every view, and every object I studied attentively, by viewing them again and again on every side, for I was anxious to make a lasting impression of it on my imagination. Karl_Philipp_MoritzKarl Philipp Moritz
  • 5
    I had almost forgotten to tell you that I have already been to the Parliament House; and yet this is of most importance. For, had I seen nothing else in England but this, I should have thought my journey thither amply rewarded. Karl_Philipp_MoritzKarl Philipp Moritz
  • 6
    I have now been pretty nearly all over London, and, according to my own notions, have now seen most of the things I was most anxious to see. Karl_Philipp_MoritzKarl Philipp Moritz
  • 7
    I now resolved to go to bed early, with a firm purpose of also rising early the next day to revisit this charming walk; for I thought to myself, I have now seen this temple of the modern world imperfectly; I have seen it only by moonlight. Karl_Philipp_MoritzKarl Philipp Moritz
  • 8
    In London, before I set out, I had paid one shilling; another was now demanded, so that upon the whole, from London to Richmond, the passage in the stage costs just two shillings. Karl_Philipp_MoritzKarl Philipp Moritz
  • 9
    In the streets through which we passed, I must own the houses in general struck me as if they were dark and gloomy, and yet at the same time they also struck me as prodigiously great and majestic. Karl_Philipp_MoritzKarl Philipp Moritz
  • 10
    It is a common observation, that the more solicitous any people are about dress, the more effeminate they are. Karl_Philipp_MoritzKarl Philipp Moritz
  • 11
    My host at Richmond, yesterday morning, could not sufficiently express his surprise that I intended to venture to walk as far as Oxford, and still farther. He however was so kind as to send his son, a clever little boy, to show me the road leading to Windsor. Karl_Philipp_MoritzKarl Philipp Moritz
  • 12
    My landlady, who is only a tailor's widow, reads her Milton; and tells me, that her late husband first fell in love with her on this very account: because she read Milton with such proper emphasis. Karl_Philipp_MoritzKarl Philipp Moritz
  • 13
    On a very gloomy dismal day, just such a one as it ought to be, I went to see Westminster Abbey. Karl_Philipp_MoritzKarl Philipp Moritz
  • 14
    The joining of the whole congregation in prayer has something exceedingly solemn and affecting in it. Karl_Philipp_MoritzKarl Philipp Moritz
  • 15
    These funerals always appear to me the more indecent in a populous city, from the total indifference of the beholders, and the perfect unconcern with which they are beheld. Karl_Philipp_MoritzKarl Philipp Moritz
  • 16
    Westminster Abbey, the Tower, a steeple, one church, and then another, presented themselves to our view; and we could now plainly distinguish the high round chimneys on the tops of the houses, which yet seemed to us to form an innumerable number of smaller spires, or steeples. Karl_Philipp_MoritzKarl Philipp Moritz
  • 17
    Whilst in Prussia poets only speak of the love of country as one of the dearest of all human affections, here there is no man who does not feel, and describe with rapture, how much he loves his country. Karl_Philipp_MoritzKarl Philipp Moritz
  • 18
    You see in the streets of London, great and little boys running about in long blue coats, which, like robes, reach quite down to the feet, and little white bands, such as the clergy wear. Karl_Philipp_MoritzKarl Philipp Moritz