Hand-book for central Europe


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Seite 168 - Hhine from beyond Strasburg to Spires, the range of the Vosges, and in the immediate locality, the numerous villages in every direction, with the roads, by which the direct route to each may be easily traced; the ascent to this lovely point of view commences at the top of the new promenade past the hospital church under an avenue, which will occupy from one hour and a quarter to one hour and a half.
Seite xxxiii - The discovery of America, and that of a passage to the East Indies by the Cape of Good Hope, are the two greatest and most important events recorded in the history of mankind.
Seite 719 - As lasting records of those antient monarchs, whose names and titles are sculptured on them, they possess a high historical value, which is increased by the fact that some of the most remarkable of these venerable monuments now adorn the Roman capital. The Caesars seem to have vied with one another in transporting these enormous blocks from their native soil; and since the revival of the study of antiquities in Rome, the most enlightened of her pontiffs have again erected those which had fallen down...
Seite lviii - ... or reflector, by means of which a person in the room, sitting before the •window, can see by reflection the whole length of the street, the passengers, the trees, the canal, and the shipping. When two of these reflectors...
Seite 511 - Stone seems, by the cunning labor of the chisel, to have been robbed of its weight and density, suspended aloft, as if by magic, and the fretted roof achieved with the wonderful minuteness...
Seite 554 - In Venice Tasso's echoes are no more, And silent rows the songless gondolier; Her palaces are crumbling to the shore, And music meets not always now the ear: Those days are gone — but Beauty still is here. States fall, arts fade — but Nature doth not die, Nor yet forget how Venice once was dear, The pleasant place of all festivity, The revel of the earth, the masque of Italy!
Seite 555 - Mark's on an evening ; see its fine square in all its marble beauty — the domes and minarets of its old church ; the barbaric gloom of the Doge's palace ; its proud towering Campanile ; look upon the famous Corinthian horses, and think of their emigration, on the winged lion of the Piraeus ; walk in the illumination of its long line of...
Seite 365 - Germain 1'Auxerrois and the archbishop's palace, in 1831, the populace broke into the sacristy of Notre Dame, and, headed by officers of the National Guards, destroyed every thing that came within their reach. The damage thus occasioned was irreparable ; the coronation robes of Napoleon, and the splendid dresses...
Seite 368 - The most curious and costly objects are in glass cases. Along the sides, next the windows, are rows of tables, presenting models of cannon, gun-carriages, military equipages, machines, instruments, &c.
Seite 347 - The governor has 40,000 fr. per annum; the general-commandant, 15,000 fr.; the intendant, 12,000 fr., and the colonel-major, 7000 fr. All soldiers who are actually disabled by their wounds, or who have served 30 years, and obtained a pension, are entitled to the privileges of this institution. The whole of the invalids, amounting at the present moment to 700, officers included, are boarded, lodged, and clothed.

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