A Hand-Book for Travellers in Spain, and Readers at Home Volume 2

A Hand-Book for Travellers in Spain, and Readers at Home Volume 2

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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: ...grandiloquence of state paper style, is the great ministerial requisite. Thence the secret of the rise and success of all adventurers, from the Alberonis, Ripperdas, Calomardes, down to the last Don Fulano Embuslero of the present day. These charlatans, in field and cabinet, have prospered by fooling a generous, self-estimating, imaginative people to the top of their heat; those who have promised to pay the most, who have talked the loudest of national honour, dignity, and strength, have ever been the most popular: nor when the cheat is exposed has the next quack the least difliculty in offering his new nostrum, or_the self-same sham wares, in the same language as his predecessor; and thus too long, in peace or war, has the noble people been their victim! What just now is most wanting are middle classes, which some ho. will in time be supplied among th: purchasers of church pro rties and other vast estates hitherto ept out of the market under the lock of mortmains and entails. The Cara delas Oong'os, close by, was built by F'-de Mora for the Duque do Aceda. It is a fine Herrera elevation, but the interior, as usual, was never properly tinished: the chief facade looks N., and faces the S"-Maria. de la Almmlena. This church, once I Moorish mosque, retains, like the tower at Tortosa, its name of the Moslem llluedrtin. It was purified by Alonzo VL, and dedicated to the Virgin: thus the pagan female worship of Astarte, lsis, and Diana is revived ndera Mahometan name in a Christian church. The church itself is small, and of no interest; it, however, enjoys the privileges of an Iglesia Jllayor in this cathedral-less capital. There is a folio volume on the 'lmxnlion and Mirattles' worked by this graven image, Jose de Vera Tarsis...show more

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  • Paperback | 280 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 503g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236879635
  • 9781236879639