Household Words Volume 9

Household Words Volume 9

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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. 1851 edition. Excerpt: ...surrounded by soffiy slo ing banks, clothed in the tenderllgay verdure of young beech-woods and luxuriant up-springing grass, with the white buildings o little Stamberg, its church, its handsome hotel of semi-Tyrolean architecture--its Townhall, I think they call it--looking very like a convent perched commandingly upon a low hill; its various pleasant villas, embosomed in woods and g?ardens, and its sprinkling of grey yrolean cottages, shining out brightly close beneath us, as we descended a hilly road into the little town. And other white villas, and hamlets, and churchtowers shone out dazzlingly in the sunshine, at remoter distances, round the green, sloping, wooded shores of the lake. The background of our picture was the chain of Alps, whose snowy peaks pierced the clouds, and to whose very feet the expanse of water seemed to reach, though, in fact, thirty miles of plain lie between the lake and mountains; but the illusion is perfect--there is the shadowy ine of distant shore, then abruptly rises the stern mountain chain. Imagine this scene steeped in May sunshine, which showered down even into the deepest recesses of one s own human heart, filling one s whole being with light and joy; then youvcan believe how leasant was the descent intolittle gtarnberg. All the houses were decorated with flags, and green wreatbs, and festooned draperies; close to the shore lay the little steamer, which had already been launched, and round it swarmed a crowd of wondering people--some in_ boats, others on the new pier, others on the shore. Omnibuses and private carriages, vehicles, in fact, of all descriptions, had assed us on the road, but not in tli)e numbers we had been led to expect; and now they were seen drawn up in array before theshow more

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  • Paperback | 186 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 340g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236653238
  • 9781236653239