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Travels During the Years 1787, 1788, & 1789: Undertaken More ..., Volume 1
Arthur Young, III
No preview available - 2015
30 miles agreeable agriculture Assembly assord attention Barcelona beautiful better Bologna Bourdeaux built canal Catalonia chateau circumstance common conversation corn count crops cultivated Dine dinner disserent duke England English enquiries essect Europe expence fame farm farmer feet France French French beans garden gentleman Gerona give half hills horses idea inclosed insinitely Italy king kingdom lady land Languedoc livres louis Luchon Madame magnisicence maiz marquis ment Milan Monf Mons morning mountains mules nation night noble object osser Palais Royal Paris Pass person pleasing pleasure plough political poor present prince province Pyrenees river road rocks scene seen shew sields Signore sigure silled sine sinest sinished sirst sive Spain stone streets table d'hote theatre thing tion Titian tivated town trees trissing Turin vale Venice village vines walk waste whole wine wood
Page 80 - Give a man the secure possession of a bleak rock, and he will turn it into a garden ; give him a nine years lease of a garden, and he will convert it into a desert.
Page 137 - ... he takes it with him into a room, and turns a machine enclosed in a cylindrical case, at the top of which is an electrometer, a small fine pith ball; a wire connects with a similar cylinder and electrometer in a distant apartment; and his wife, by remarking the corresponding motions of the ball, writes down the words they indicate; from which it appears that he has formed an alphabet of motions. As the length of the wire makes no difference in the effect, a correspondence might be carried on...
Page 78 - Every man has an olive, a mulberry, an almond, or a peach tree, and vines scattered among them; so that the whole ground is covered with the oddest mixture of these plants and bulging rocks, that can be conceived. The inhabitants of this village deserve encouragement for their industry ; and if I were a French minister they should have it.
Page 85 - Such circumstances are political data. We cannot demand all the books of France to be opened in order to explain the amount of circulation in that kingdom : a politician...
Page 281 - ... greater part of the countrywomen in France ; it speaks, at the first sight, hard and severe labour : I am inclined to think, that they work harder than the men, and this, united with the more miserable labour of bringing a new race of slaves into the world, destroys absolutely all symmetry of person and every feminine appearance.
Page 53 - After these two points, all is a blank. You have no parlour to eat in; only a room with two, three, or four beds.
Page 231 - The spectacle of the representatives of twenty-five millions of people, just emerging from the evils of 200 years of arbitrary power, and rising to the blessings of a freer constitution, assembled with open doors under the eye of the public, was framed to call into animated feelings every latent spark, every emotion of a liberal bosom.
Page 103 - France for markets, the quantity of waste land is surprising: it is the predominant feature the whole way. Much of these wastes belonged to the Prince de Soubise, who would not sell any part of them. Thus it is whenever you stumble on a Grand Seigneur, even one that was worth millions, you are sure to find his property desert.