A Handbook for Travellers on the Rhine from Holland to Switzerland

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Karl Baedeker, 1864 - Rhine River Valley - 279 pages

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Page 48 - The castled crag of Drachenfels("> Frowns o'er the wide and winding Rhine, Whose breast of waters broadly swells Between the banks which bear the vine, And hills all rich with blossom'd trees, And fields which promise corn and wine, And scatter'd cities crowning these, Whose far white walls along them shine, Have strew'da scene, which I should see With double joy wert thou with me ! 2.
Page 48 - And peasant girls, with deep blue eyes, And hands which offer early flowers, Walk smiling o'er this paradise: Above, the frequent feudal towers Through green leaves lift their walls of gray; And many a rock which steeply lowers, And noble arch in proud decay...
Page 219 - ... still higher is shown the course of the moon. As noon approaches, an angel on the first gallery strikes the quarters on a bell in his hand; higher up, a skeleton, representing time, strikes the hour of twelve. Figures around it strike the quarters, and represent man's progress through boyhood, youth, manhood, and old age. Under the first gallery, the symbolic deity of the day steps out into a niche, — Apollo on Sunday, Diana on Monday, and so on.
Page 99 - ... was privately solemnized. When the princess was about to give birth to a child, her mother disclosed the affair to her husband, who, finding his opposition no longer availing, capriciously passed a law that all future Countesses Palatine should repair to the castle to await their accouchements. Such is the ancient and improbable tradition connected with the Pfalz, whence it also derives its name.

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