Galignani's Paris guide: or, Stranger's companion through the French metropolis

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A. and W. Galignani, 1822 - Paris (France) - 734 pages
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Page xxxvi - A postilion under 1C years of age cannot be hired. — Travellers are requested to enter every complaint they may have against the postilion or master, in a book which is kept at each post-house, and is regularly examined by the inspectors. — The post-master is answerable for any accident that may occur from the carelessness of the postilion or restiveness of the horses.— Travellers are supplied in the exact order in which they, or their couriers, arrive; no exception being made, except in favour...
Page 320 - Seine, which is a running river, and not a tide river, has no commerce but what is carried on by boats. The quays are merely stone embankments, without cranes for raising goods, or warehouses for receiving them, which are essential parts of what is properly termed a quay.
Page cxix - To be admitted to discount, and to have a running account at the bank, a request must be made in writing to the governor, accompanied by the certificate of three well-known persons. The usufruct of bank shares may be ceded, but the fee-simple may still be disposed of. The shares may be immobilisees, that is, converted into real property, by a declaration of the proprietor.
Page xxix - ... trouble by leaving his luggage with the Commissioners of the Inn he may put up at. DUTY ON CARRIAGES, HORSES, ETC.— When a carriage is landed in France, the owner pays...
Page 374 - Abbe's placing his lips and mouth in certain positions, and appearing to the scholar to make certain motions, who, in endeavouring to imitate such motions, necessarily brings forth a sound, more or less like that required. The degree of force which it is necessary the scholar should apply to pronounce distinctly any word, is regulated by the Abbe's pressing his arm gently, moderately, or strongly ! The whole art is curious and highly interesting.
Page 89 - Seine, six leagues west of the capital, is a very ancient town, where the kings of France had a palace at a remote period. St. Louis, who was born at Poissy, inhabited the chateau, built the bridge, and established the cattle-market, still held there for the supply of Paris, every Thursday.
Page 256 - Two bas-reliefs on the pedestal represent the passage of the Rhine by Louis XIV. in 1672, and the monarch distributing military decorations. Fronting the rue de Catinat is the...
Page lv - Gravelines, we pass through a country of marshes, meadows, and fields, for about ihree fourths of the distance, when we come to a very remarkable bridge, called sans-pareil, where the two canals from St. Omer to Calais, and from Ardres to Gravelines, meet, A league and a half from Ardres is the little town of Guires, and between the two is the iield of the
Page 442 - The portraits, to the number of 90,000, are divided in each country according to the rank or profession of the individuals, and are classed in chronological or alphabetical order. The 'series of the costumes of various countries and different ages cannot be viewed without interest.
Page 371 - Charenton, for the reception of adult blind persons. The number of families living here is 300; the blind are received with their families, and encouraged to marry, if single. In a few instances both husband and wife are blind. None are admitted but those both blind and indigent, and such are received here from any part of France. Each blind person, if unmarried, receives 474 fr.

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