The Complete Pocket-guide to Europe

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Edmund Clarence Stedman
W.R. Jenkins, 1905 - Europe - 505 pages
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Page 51 - Ah! Then, if mine had been the Painter's hand, To express what then I saw, and add the gleam, The light that never was, on sea or land, The consecration, and the Poet's dream; I would have planted thee, thou hoary Pile Amid a world how different from this!
Page xxx - Wearing apparel, articles of personal adornment, toilet articles, and similar personal effects of persons arriving in the United States...
Page 122 - And of all the lovely closes that I ever beheld, that of Peterborough Cathedral is to me the most delightful ; so quiet it is, so solemnly and nobly cheerful, so verdant, so sweetly shadowed, and so presided over by the stately minster, and surrounded by ancient and comely habitations of Christian men.
Page 119 - Shakspeare, that, take him for all in all, we shall not look upon his like again.
Page xxix - Government officers are forbidden by law to accept anything but currency in payment of duties, but if requested will retain baggage on the pier for twentyfour hours to enable the owner to secure the currency. It is unlawful for customs officers to receive any "tip" or gratuity, and to offer the same is a violation of law.
Page 35 - These rows appear to me to have been the same with the ancient vestibules ; and to have been a form of building preserved from the time that the city was possessed by the Romans. They were built before the doors...
Page xxx - States; but this exemption shall include only such articles as were actually owned by them and in their possession abroad at the time of or prior to their departure from a foreign country, and as are necessary and appropriate for the wear and use of such persons and are intended for such wear and use, and shall not be held to apply to merchandise or articles intended for other persons or for sale...
Page xxx - Books, libraries, usual and reasonable furniture, and similar household effects of persons or families from foreign countries, all the foregoing if actually used abroad by them not less than one year, and not intended for any other person or persons, nor for sale.
Page 5 - original " stone, which bore an inscription with the date 1446, now illegible, is fastened by two iron bars to a projecting buttress at the top of the castle, several feet below the level of the wall, and to kiss it one must hold on by the bars and project his body beyond the wall ; but there...
Page 3 - South," has a population of 80,000. It is situated on both banks of the river Lee, which is crossed by numerous bridges. The Irish name of Cork signifies "a swamp," and well describes the location of the town.

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