Letters from Scandinavia; On the Past and Present State of the Northern Nations of Europe Volume 2

Letters from Scandinavia; On the Past and Present State of the Northern Nations of Europe 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. 1796 edition. Excerpt: ...than the coin oiit ofthe empire is prohibited. Havin'g satisfied him that I had no rubles or copics in my purse, the gate was opened for me. It is a long pole thrown across the road. A wide-rolling ocean, or a chain of Alps and Apennines should divide kingdoms and empires. A pole of timber across a road is a poor barrier against the ambition of princes. We arrived at the first stage in Courland at a late hour. The waggoners do not stop lie-houses for those who have not the honour to be drawn by post-horses. We entered, with the waggons and cattle, at the gavel of the house. A large gate admits not only human travellers, but their dapples and baggagqunder a hospitable roof. One half of the house is the stable'; the other, divided from it by partitions, is the tavern. Here along room, withtables and forms of the, same length, accommodates the lower orders of the people. The humble pedestrian unties his wallet, and eats his black bread and salt 3, and making a bed of his baggage, if he has any, upon the floor, reposes himself for the ' nigh't. night. He pays nothing for house-room; perhaps a glass of thick beer from the land lord encroaches upon his purfe one farthing; Not so the rich waggoner. The long table is loaded with smoking viands, opposite to the furnished with tables, chairs and beds: but to this elegant place none except quality resort; that is, any person who has money to seizedflrne at my entrancea I returned in; stinctivel_y, 'and seated rnyself by the master Waggoneifi; thus preserving'heat and conse quence together, _ I again seat'myself in my'waggoni, On a bundle of straw. The oarriersdisplay thei! S 3 whips; whips; the horses move forward; and their bells, founding on their necks, salute the morning. lWe arrive within sight...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236894065
  • 9781236894069