The Leeds Correspondent; A Literary, Mathematical and Philosophical Miscellany Volume 5

The Leeds Correspondent; A Literary, Mathematical and Philosophical Miscellany Volume 5

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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. 1823 edition. Excerpt: ... best accompaniments to that vegetable, the finest red herrings, were selling for one and a half creutzers each, and sand-eels at half a creutzer. In the afternoon we employed ourselves in the preservation of our plants. The Ceramia adhere by their own viscid texture to white paper, on which we expanded them, with the assistance of a pin, or some other sharp instrument. As we wanted more than 100 for our own collections, and for Funck's publication of Cryptogamic plants, we had work before us for some days. By practice, however, we got into a quicker method, and saved much time. For this employment we made use of the warm public dining-room, heated by a stove, where we had the honour to be praised by the inmates in general, and the ladies in particular, for the patience and dexterity which we evinced. Treviso, March 6th.--An Italian Walk.--We arose rn Padua early this morning, in order to proceed on our journey by the road. We breakfasted at a coffee-house in the street at Stra, and found, in our host, a German from Carlsruhe, whose name is Hoyer. We took advantage of this opportunity to procure information respecting our route. We had now passed through upper Italy: a noble country The riches anil splendour of the pristine condition of Venice were everywhere exhibited in the superb country houses which, like the palaces of our citizens, are seen on every side. The whole country is a continued paradise; a succession of gardens, in which the vines are led, like garlands, from one tree to another, between which were almonds, peaches, and other choice fruits. If these fine trees charm the eye, when clothed with the vivid colours of their young flowers; how much more must they rejoice the hearts ot the inhabitants in the autumn, when their...show more

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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236645545
  • 9781236645548