Hand-book for Travellers in France: Being a Guide to Normandy, Brittany, the Rivers Loire, Seine, Rhone and Garonne, the French Alps, Dauphiné, Provence and the Pyrenees : with Descriptions of the Principal Routes, Railways, the Approaches to Italy, the Chief Watering Places, Etc. : with 5 Travelling Maps
J. Murray, 1844 - France - 603 pages
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Page 501 - I do not remember to have gone ten paces without an exclamation that there was no restraining: not a precipice, not a torrent, not a cliff, but is pregnant with religion and poetry. There are certain scenes that would awe an atheist into belief, without the help of other argument.
Page 477 - With soft-suspended step, and muffled deep In midnight darkness, whisper'd my last sigh. I whisper'd what should echo through their realms ; Nor writ her name, whose tomb should pierce the skies.
Page 237 - The officers and soldiers of the army must recollect that their nations are at war with France solely because the ruler of the French nation will not allow them to be at peace, and is desirous of forcing them to submit to his yoke...
Page 207 - Maur, will long show that the revenues of the Benedictines were not always spent in self-indulgence, and that the members of that order did not uniformly slumber in sloth and indolence, when they had discharged the formal duties of their rule.
Page 100 - It is a grand and picturesque ruin, occupying a commanding position at the extremity of the town, where the platform is cut into a narrow promontory by gullies which isolate it on 3 sides, rendering it a place of great strength. To this it was indebted for the 9 sieges which it had to sustain.
Page 64 - IL était un roi d'Yvetot, Peu connu dans l'histoire ; Se levant tard, se couchant tôt, Dormant fort bien sans gloire, Et couronné par Jeanneton D'un simple bonnet de coton, Dit-on.
Page 68 - Нш daughter Mary was the wife of James V. of Scotland, and mother of Mary, Queen of Scots. He is reported to have died of poison, April 1550.
Page 15 - was certainly not a very pleasant place that morning ; but," he added, " it is not my wish to injure the poor inhabitants, and the town is spared as much as the nature of the service will admit.
Page 153 - Far finer are the two entrances on the N. and S. sides, consisting of triple projecting Gothic porticoes (something like the W. end of Peterborough), resting on piers, or bundles of pillars, with side openings between them. The stately statues which line the sides...