Lisbon in the Years 1821, 1822 and 1823 Volume 2

Lisbon in the Years 1821, 1822 and 1823 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. 1825 edition. Excerpt: ...upon the usual arrangements, and are peculiarly English. Our apartments upon the ground-floor, which are en suite, open with glass doors, immediately upon a terrace, raised above the pleasure-ground, to which we descend by steps at the farther extremity. From hence we command a fine view of the opposite coast, which, from being covered with vineyards and cor, n, wears, during the spring months, a delightful resemblance of verdure. The white walls of the Lazaretto.(built in so elegant a form that it has the effect of a castle of romance) start abruptly from their ledge of rocky cliffs overhanging the noble river, and constitute one of the most beautiful objects that it is possible to conceive. The Tagus is visible even as far as the bar, from whence it pours its silver flood into the bosom of the main ocean; innumerable vessels are for ever passing and repassing before us; some humble barks laden with the agricultural riches of the provinces, on their way to the Lisbon mart, and other more stately vessels bearing away troops to their different destinations. The king's yacht, superbly gilt, is not unfrequently to be seen, when his majesty makes an excursion'to his favourite summer palace of Salvaterra, on the opposite side of the water; nor are the light fishing boats to be passed over without remark; their sails are cut in the most picturesque shape, and the effect of the lighted lanthorns in each, sparkling like small stars amid the darkness of night, is really beautiful, dispersed in every direction upon the river, even as far down as the distant bar; they remind me of the poet's " fairy bark with the fire'fly lamp," which has so often delighted my fancy in the colder clime of an English home. From our...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123690415X
  • 9781236904157