Descent of the Danube, from Ratisbon to Vienna, During the Autumn of 1827

Descent of the Danube, from Ratisbon to Vienna, During the Autumn of 1827

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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. 1828 edition. Excerpt: ...by a gilt glory, erected by the Emperor Charles VI., in 1713, in memory of a great plague. South of this column, the square was filled with market-people and purchasers. The ground was covered with their large flat baskets, containing all kinds of provisions. By the side of each stood the vendor, in his or her provincial costume; and amongst the motley crowd moved the mistresses and maidens of Linz, the former dressed " a la Francgaise," with the exception of short sleeves, and long gloves tied above the The old rhyming chronicler, Bruschius, says, " Pasihus in longum patet area tota trecentis, In latum centum passibus atque decem." _ 4' L 2 elbow, a fashion peculiar.to_Germany; and the latter in their little jackets, coloured petticoats, and splendid caps_ of gold brocade, entitled " Linzer hauben," modelled, one would suppose, from the gorgeous crest of a Chinese or golden pheasant. Exactly facing our windows was a large house, where, over the porte cochere, the Austrian Eagle (that "rara avis in terris, nigroque simillima cygno" with two necks) sprawled upon a yellow board, all legs and wings, like a bird of prey on a barn door, and under it paraded a tall mustachoed Austrian grenadier sentinel, in white and black uniform, black gaiters, and portentous bear-skin cap, while half a dozen soldiers of other regiments lounged about the gateway of the Kaiserlich, --Koniglich, --something-or other, that I could not exactly make out, and added considerably to the picturesque effect of the whole scene. Breakfast over, we repaired to the poZzizeg/, to reclaim our passports, exchanged on landing for a printed paper containing, in German, French, and Italian, an injunction, under certain pains and...show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236526309
  • 9781236526304