Memorial of John Eliot Bowen

Memorial of John Eliot Bowen

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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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ... being only a flying trip to Africa. Hoping that this letter, after making its long journey to America, will find you all well, I remain, with love to all, Your affectionate son, John E. Bowen. Grand Hotel Gassion, Pau, November 4, 1881. Dear Ned: Following your most excellent example of promptness I hasten to answer the letter I received yesterday. My trip in Spain is now a thing of the past. I left Madrid the last day of October, and with it the finest pictures I have ever seen. The train left at five o'clock in the afternoon, and we arrived at Burgos at three the next morning. It was a very cold journey, and for a long distance tly fields were covered with a light fall of snow. After a delay at the station, and then considerable knocking at the hotel, the porter let us in; and at four o'clock I entered the coldest bed I have had since I left New Haven. I did not suppose Spain could be so cold. We slept about five hours and found it cold and rainy when we arose. It being All Saints' Day, we went to the cathedral the first thing to see High Mass. The cathedral is the chief attraction of Burgos. We had been told by a number of people that it was the finest in Spain, and so high were our expectations that I was a little disappointed at first. Perhaps this was because it was so light and had so few stained windows, which made it less impressive. Also it was very small compared with the Seville Cathedral and others. It grew, however, upon us; and after visiting the cloisters and a number of chapels, it seemed, on our return, much more beautiful. There were a great many people at Mass, and there was much parading of priests and bishops, incense-swinging and musicmaking. The morning spent here, in the afternoon we went to the Carthusian Convent, about...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236536835
  • 9781236536839