A Hand-Book for Travellers in Spain, and Readers at Home Volume 1

A Hand-Book for Travellers in Spain, and Readers at Home Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ...being underfed, they are restless and ever moaning. Some, the newly exposed, just parted from their mother's breast, having sucked their last farewell, look lump and rosy, they sleep soundly, b ind to the future, and happily unconscious of their fate. About one in twelve survives to idle about the hospital, ill clad, ill fed, and worse taught. The boys aredestined for the army, the girls for domestic service. They grow up to be selfish and unaffectionate; they have never known what kindness was; their young hearts are closed ere they open; " the world is not their friend, nor the world's law." It is on their heads that the barber learns to shave, and on them are visited the sins of their parents;-having had none to care for them, none to love, they revenge themselves by hating mankind. Their occupation consists in speculating on who their parents may be, and whether they will some day be reclaimed and become rich. A few occasionally are adopted by benevolent and childless people, who, visiting the Csma, take a fancy to an interesting infant; but the child is liable ever after to be given up to its parents, should they reclaim it. Townshend (i. 134) mentions an Oriental custom at Barcelona, where the girls when marriageable were paraded in procession through the streets, and any desirous of taking a wife, was at liberty to select his object by "throwing his handkerchie." This Spanish custom still prevails at Naples. Seville is surrounded with suburbs; the circuit round the walls contains many objects of first-rate interest. Ve shall commence going out from the Calle de la: Armor, by the Puerta Real, the Royal Gate, through which St. Ferdinand entered in triumph. It was called by the Moors Gales, which the Sevillians, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 344 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 617g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123692293X
  • 9781236922939