Atlantic Souvenir for

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1830 edition. Excerpt: ... richest shades of gold and silver. Nature had laid on her first colouring. The vineyards that cover the sweep of hills below Presburg, and the thousands of blossoming cherry trees, produced an almost magic effect; to the left rose, in bold relief, the castle of Presburg, with its antique and glittering towers; and far away to the west the mountains of Austria were lighted up by the setting sun. It was a glorious sight! The whole company sat in deep silence; not a sound was heard save the strokes of the curfew bell in the neighbouring village, and the hollow deep base of the boatmen on the broad and mighty Danube. It was only gradually that a whisper was heard growing louder and louder, till it broke out in the united expression of fifty voices, all of which joined to pay their thanks to the youth who had excited so universal interest with my proud countrymen. Never--never will the recollection of this evening be effaced from my memory; nor the fate of the young man whose short narrative I have given. He was too good, too noble for this world--the youth who, in his twenty-second year, had become the ornament of two universities. While in Poland, he unhappily associated himself with the secret society of. The fatal renunciation which he had to subscribe, when he took the degrees as doctor of medicine at the university of Vienna, caused his death. He renounced, in consequence of this, the brotherhood. He might have continued in it; hundreds of members, who held public offices under different governments, did the same; but his honesty revolted at the idea. They knew him but little; they dreaded discovery; and he fell a sacrifice to their fears. On the 1st of July, 1810, he was found assassinated in one of the solitary walks of the Prater, at Vienna....show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236494040
  • 9781236494047