Cook's Handbook to Venice (Google eBook)

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T.Cook & Son, 1901
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Page 31 - I STOOD in Venice, on the Bridge of Sighs ; A palace and a prison on each hand : I saw from out the wave her structures rise As from the stroke of the enchanter's wand...
Page 34 - Clings to the marble of her palaces. No track of men, no footsteps to and fro, Lead to her gates. The path lies o'er the Sea, Invisible; and from the land we went, As to a floating City — steering in, And gliding up her streets as in a dream, So smoothly, silently...
Page 34 - Under foot and over head, a continual succession of crowded imagery, one picture passing into another, as in a dream ; forms beautiful and terrible mixed together ; dragons and serpents, and ravening beasts of prey, and graceful birds that in the midst of them drink from running fountains and feed from vases of crystal ; the passions and the pleasures of human life symbolized together, and the mystery of its redemption ; for the mazes of interwoven lines and...
Page 34 - ... there opens before us a vast cave, hewn out into the form of a Cross, and divided into shadowy aisles by many pillars. Round the domes of its roof the light enters only through narrow apertures like large stars ; and here and there a ray or two from some...
Page 21 - Cook's Tickets to Paris are available by the Shortest and Cheapest Routes, and by Dover and Calais. Cook's Tours to Holland, Belgium, and the Rhine are arranged upon a very comprehensive basis, for single and return journeys, and for Circular Tours. Cook's Swiss and Italian Tickets provide for every Route to and through Italy and Switzerland, at great Reduction in Fares.
Page 35 - Cross, lifted and carved in every place and upon every stone ; sometimes with the serpent of eternity wrapt round it, sometimes with doves beneath its arms, and sweet herbage growing forth from its feet ; but conspicuous most of all on the great rood that crosses the church before the altar, raised in bright blazonry against the shadow of the apse.
Page 50 - Proprietor .—Opposite the landing-place of the Rhine steamers, and near the Railway Station, is most pleasantly situated, and is one of the best on the Rhine for the accommodation of English families and tourists. Mr. Budingen, the new proprietor, has newly furnished the hotel throughout, and hopes, by unremitting attention and moderate prices, to merit the patronage of English travellers.
Page 65 - Remedy for Preventing and Curing by Natural Means all Functional Derangements of the Liver...
Page 45 - STREIT'S HOTEL.— Superior first class Hotel for Families and Gentlemen, admirably situated on the Jung fernstieg, commanding extensive views of the Alster Basin, and is most centrally situated for visitors ; unrivalled accommodation, combining comfort and elegance, with all the luxuries of home. This hotel has for a number of years secured a patronage of the highest respectability, and Mr. Streit. the Proprietor, will spare no endeavours to give satisfaction. Table d'HSte at 4 o'clock.
Page 34 - ... sheeted with gold, and the polished walls covered with alabaster, give back at every curve and angle some feeble gleaming to the flames ; and the glories round the heads of the sculptured saints flash out upon us as we pass them, and sink again into the gloom.

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