A tour through Germany, Volume 1

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Page 69 - The clergyman consecrates the bread and wine, which is uncovered during the ceremony. There were about one hundred and eighty communicants. A quarter of an hour after the ceremony, before they had quitted the church, more than sixty of the communicants were taken ill: several died in the most violent agonies; others of a more vigorous constitution survived by the help of medical assistance ; a most violent, consternation prevailed...
Page 66 - It is horrid" said the Austrian emperor, "that a place of worship, a temple of the supreme Being, should be converted into a pest-house for living creatures.
Page 357 - GERMANY, they all, even the fmalleft features of them, appear more ftriking and engaging. Here at once nature prefents the peculiarities of every feafon, and the moft different climes. As long as the fummer lafts, in the bottom of the valley the heat of Africa is felt; in the middle of the mountain you enjoy the moderate temperature of fpring; and the top reminds you of Siberia. And how various are the forms, chains and heaps of mountains and hills! Man refembles his foil, unlefs education and fociety...
Page 71 - ... it was at length perceived, by the rays of the sun, that they issued from the grave of the lady who had been buried the preceding fortnight. The people not belonging to the vestry were dismissed, and four men employed to open the grave and the coffin ; in doing which two of them dropped down, and expired upon the spot; and the other two were only saved by.
Page 356 - The ftream which, without knowing the path it muft purfue, meanders flowly through the plain, nifties through the mountains, and grows impetuous in its courfe ; the motion of the clouds, the revolutions or the fky, and the peals of thunder^ are all more ftrong and animated. The vallies in the fair feafon of the year, are filled with finer perfumes of flowers and herbs...
Page 223 - It has been federal times taken and retaken, particularly by the French in 1734, when the duke of Berwick was killed at the fiege ; but it was reftored the year following, by the treaty of Vienna.
Page 268 - I have this day fet thee over *' the nations, and over the kingdoms, to root out, " and to pull down, and to deftroy, and to throw *' down, to build, and to plant.
Page 43 - ... a calendar, were several circles, the first of which showed the days and months ; the second, the golden number, with the age and change of the moon ; and the third the dominical letter. The fourth and fifth circles represented the ancient Roman calendar. On the sixth were the names of the apostles and martyrs, the length of the days and nights, and the entrance of the sun into the twelve signs of the zodiac. The seventh and eighth circles exhibited the hours and minutes when the sun rose and...
Page 67 - Before her death, she begged as a particular favour, to be buried in the parochial church. She had died on the Wednesday, and on the following Saturday, was buried according to her desire. The...
Page 235 - Benfheim, where it is about eight leagues irt length, and four in breadth. This continual chain of hills and eminences on the right hand is covered with woods near the top, and nearer the plain with: vineyards. The level road is all along planted with rows of walnut-trees, with field* and meadows, of an exuberant fertility, on each fide.

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