Spain in 1830, Volume 2

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Whittaker, Treacher and Company, 1831 - Spain
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Page 232 - The existence of this gateway, and the story connected with it, are perhaps known to few, but were identified in the researches made to verify this history. The gateway is at the bottom of a great tower, at some distance from the main body of the Alhambra. The tower
Page 57 - No, gracias" the other will reply. The former, already touched with wine, will half drain his glass, and present it again, saying, " Do you not wish to drink with me ?"—and if the other still refuses the proffered civility, it is the work of a moment to drain the glass to the
Page 232 - great tower, at some distance from the main body of the Alhambra. The tower had been rent and ruined by gunpowder, at the time when the fortress was evacuated by the French. Great masses lie around, half covered by vines and fig
Page 232 - been rent and ruined by gunpowder, at the time when the fortress was evacuated by the French. Great masses lie around, half covered by vines and fig
Page 56 - propensity for gambling, the fruitful engenderer of strife ; and the climate has doubtless its influence upon his passions. " Will you taste with me?" an Andalusian will say to some
Page 17 - thou that cloud of dust before us ? the whole of it is raised by a vast army, composed of various and innumerable nations that are marching that way.
Page 22 - proud she looks! It was but yesterday she toiled hard at the distaff, and went to mass with the tail of her gown about her head, instead of a veil.
Page 48 - it ; and there is always a contrivance, by which an awning may be drawn over it. The floor is of marble, or of painted Valencia tiles ; sometimes a fountain plays in the centre ; and a choice assortment of flowers, sweet-smelling and beautiful, is disposed around in ornamented vases: here the inmates escape from the noon-day
Page 22 - Neither will I put it in the power of those who see me dressed like a countess, or governor's lady, to say, "Mind Mrs.
Page 176 - every thing is lost, and through my fault. What comforts me under my misfortune is, that the glory of the two

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