The London Quarterly and Holborn Review Volume 82

The London Quarterly and Holborn Review Volume 82

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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. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...This last weakness is not new, but it makes iSummaries of Foreign Periodicals. 20 I itself felt more and more keenly. Paris, thinking no doubt that it has not done sufiicient evil during the last thirtyyears to French Protestantism, begins with a new lease its game of obstruction, and French Protestantism has no means of defending itself. Such an article gives a valuable glimpse into the present condition of the Reformed Churches in France. It is high time that its organisation was perfected in the direction which M. Sayous indicates. Nuova ANTOLOGIA (January.)--Signor Giacosa, in his paper on "The Bars and the Intemperance of the Americans," says that " the bars" are as frequent in the great cities of the United States as cafes and taverns are in Italy, but they are more frequented. The most elegant are attached to the eat hotels like the Fifth Avenue and Hoffman hotels in Madison Square. he Hoffman bar is said to have cost a hundred thousand dollars. After describing what impressed him most as a visitor, Signor Giacosa refers to the way in which the Sunday closing rules were evaded. At Gloucester, in Massachusetts, the mockery of the law was pushed to extreme lengths by the proprietor of a much-frequented drinking-place who put upa notice to visitors, " In respect for the law, ask for Ambrosia." The majesty of the law was thus saved, and drinking did not suffer. Interesting descriptions are given of the eve of an electoral contest and of the fetes of Yale and Princeton Universities, when the immense metropolis of New York seems changed into a little university town full of gay crowds wearing the yellow favours of Yale or the dark blue of Princeton. Giovanni Boglietti gives an interesting...show more

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  • Paperback | 164 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 304g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236792289
  • 9781236792280