A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume 3

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R. Jennings, and J. Major, 1829 - Bibliography
 

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Page 264 - He slept here, and we entertained him, the next day, with the best dejcune d la fourchette which we could afford. He seemed well satisfied with his reception ; but I own that I was glad when he left us. Strangers to arms, in this tranquil retreat, and visited only, as you may now visit us, for the purpose of peaceful hospitality, it agitated us extremely to come in contact with warriors and chieftains. — Observe yonder...
Page 264 - Look on the prospect around you,' said the abbot : 'it is unbounded. On yon opposite wooded heights, on tlie other side of the Danube, we all saw, from these very windows, the fire and smoke of the advanced guard of the French army, in contest with the Austrians, upon Bonaparte's first advance towards Vienna. The French emperor himself took possession of this monastery. He slept here, and we entertained him, the next day, with the best dejcune d la fourchette which we could afford.
Page 242 - To our admiration the organ burst forth with a power of intonation (every stop being opened) such as I had never heard exceeded. As there were only a few present, the sounds were necessarily increased by being reverberated from every part of the building ; and for a moment it seemed as if the very dome would have been unroofed and the sides burst asunder. We could not hear a word that was spoken ; when, in a few succeeding seconds, the diapason stop only was opened . . . and how sweet and touching...
Page 91 - DIBDIN In ancient times — that is to say, upward of three centuries ago — the city of Augsburg was probably the most populous and consequential in the kingdom of Bavaria. It was the principal residence of the noblesse, and the great mart of commerce. Dukes, barons, nobles of every rank and degree, became domiciled here. A thousand blue and white flags streamed from the tops of castellated mansions, and fluttered along the then almost impregnable ramparts. It was also not less remarkable for the...
Page 442 - Well, then, shall I say forty guineas for this splendid work? — Twenty? — Ten? — Consider, gentlemen, this most magnificent " And, after having exhausted all the flowers of auction-room oratory in its praise, he added, with a sigh which seemed to come from the very bottom of his — pulpit, " Well, then, shall I say six?" Here was a pause which, to us, was highly gratifying. " Five,
Page 12 - What a lesson for dabblers in criticism and readers of reviews ! He said that he was first put upon collations of Greek MSS. by our Dr. Musgrave, for his edition of "Euripides;" and that he dated from that circumstance his first and early love of classical research. This attachment had increased upon him as he became older ; had " grown with his growth, and strengthened with his strength," and had induced him to grapple with the unsettled, and in parts difficult texts of Oppian, Epictctus, and Athenteux.
Page 115 - ... what shall I say of these — ALL the fruit of the munificent spirit of MAXIMILIAN?" Truly, I would pass over the whole with an indifferent eye, to gaze upon a simple altar of pure gold — the sole ornament of the prison of the unfortunate Mary Queen of Scots ; which Pope Leo XI.
Page 91 - ... flags streamed from the tops of castellated mansions, and fluttered along the then almost impregnable ramparts. It was also not less remarkable for the number and splendor of its religious establishments. Here was a cathedral, containing twenty-four chapels ; and an abbey or monastery (of Saints Ulric and Afra) which had no rival in Bavaria for the size of its structure and the wealth of its possessions. This latter contained a Library, both of MSS. and printed books, of which the recent work...
Page 372 - ... streets of Vienna, in a carriage of state drawn by four or six horses, receiving the homage of the passing multitude. To return to the Schonbrunn Palace. I have already told you that it is vast, and capable of accommodating the largest retinus •of courtiers. It is of the gardens belonging to it, that I would now only wish to say a word. These gardens are really worthy of the residence to which they are attached. For what is called ornamental, formal, gardening — enriched by shrubs of rarity,...

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