Hand-book for central Europe

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H. Hughes, 1844 - 460 pages
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Page 386 - In this chapel is the tomb built for Abelard, by Peter the Venerable, at the priory of St. Marcel. He is represented, in a recumbent posture, the head slightly inclined and the hands joined. By his side is the statue of Heloisa. The ancient basreliefs round this sarcophagus represent the fathers of the church . At the foot...
Page 170 - The more distant objects are, Spires, and Mannheim with its slated dome to the left, Worms and its Gothic cathedral opposite, and the dark towers of Mayence lower down. The tower is built on the very edge of the declivity. The smoking villages, the gardens, vineyards, and orchards of the Bergstrasse, appeared immediately beneath us. We traced the course of the Rhine, which now gleamed in the bright sun, and appeared little removed from the base of the mountain, from above Mannheim, almost to Bingen,...
Page 170 - Voges, at 50 or 60 miles distance. The villages and towns on the road are beautifully situated at the foot of the mountains, overhung by vine-covered slopes, and embosomed in orchards, which extend in cheerful avenues along the road, from one town to another.
Page vi - ... described ; since those routes which have not been travelled over by the author himself, have, with very few exceptions, been revised by friends to whom they are actually known. Many of the descriptions of routes have already served to guide travellers abroad, and have thus been verified on the spot. That such a work can be faultless is impossible, and the author has therefore to throw himself on the indulgence of his readers, to excuse the inaccuracies (numerous, no doubt) which may occur in...
Page 409 - France bad adorned the edifice with their works, and it contained a large collection of the finest objects of art of foreign countries ; it was all that the most refined and luxurious court of Europe could make it. But after 1792 the palace was cleared ; every thing moveable was disposed of as national property, and Versailles remained desolate.
Page 367 - The bas-reliefs of the pedestal represent the uniforms, armour and weapons of the conquered troops. Above the pedestal, are garlands of oak, supported at the four angles by eagles, in bronze, each weighing five hundred pounds.
Page 393 - The most curious and costly objects are in glass cases. Along the sides, next the windows, are rows of tables, presenting models of cannon, gun-carriages, military equipages, machines, instruments, &c.
Page 398 - Marat was interred here by a deeree of the 21st of September, 1793; but on the 27th July, 1794, his remains were disinterred by the populace, and thrown into the public sewer in the Rue Montmartre. At the extremity of one of the passages in these vaults is a remarkable echo. The visitor is strongly recommended...
Page 412 - Tillet. The Basse Cascade nearly resembles a horse-shoe in form, and is remarkable for the abundance and rapid descent of its waters, which fall in sheets from one basin to another into a canal 261 feel in length, by 93 in its greatest breadth, along which are 12 jets d'eau.
Page 377 - The concourse of people in the Palais-Royal is never at an end ; its company is the most numerous (ie was), the most brilliant, of any of the places of resort in this city. The gardens of the Tuileries, the Luxembourg, the Boulevards, in short none of the promenades, could be brought into comparison with this little world.

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