An Itinerary of Germany; Or, Traveller's Guide Through that Country: To which is Added an Itinerary of Hungary and Turkey

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S. Leigh, 1826 - Germany - 519 pages
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Page 475 - and Elector of Saxony, the father of his country, the Titus of his age, the delight of mankind. Drink, therefore, to the health of the Sovereign, the country, the Electoral family, and Baron Kyaw, governor of Konigstein ; and if thou art able, according to the dignity of
Page 475 - Welcome traveller, and admire this monument, dedicated to festivity, (in order to exhilarate the mind with a cheerful glass) in the year 1725, by Frederic Augustus King of Poland and Elector of Saxony, the father of his country, the Titus of his age, the delight of mankind.
Page 132 - should pay a visit to the field of battle, where the French army was completely defeated in 1813, when numbers perished, owing to their retreat being cut off by Napoleon, who, in order to save himself, blew up the bridge over the Elster, leaving no passage for the army.
Page 219 - There is no fixed price for the fares; an agreement must be made with the driver before he sets off. In bad weather, and on Sundays, fete days, and extraordinary occasions, the price is increased. Each coach is numbered, and all are under the superintendence of a commissary of police, before whom complaints may be preferred.
Page 99 - to come out; it is usual to give a rix-dollar to the man at whose house they dress themselves to descend, and who accompanies them to the mine. The 103 mines worked in the canton of Freyberg produced, in 1799, 49,714 marks, and in 1800, 45,949 marks. The net produce of the whole Saxon Erzgebirge, from

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