Remarks on Several Parts of Europe; Relating Chiefly to the History, Antiquities and Geography of Those Countries Through Which the Author Has Travel'd as France, the Low Countries, Lorrain, Alsatia, Germany, Savoy, Tyrol, Switzerland,

Remarks on Several Parts of Europe; Relating Chiefly to the History, Antiquities and Geography of Those Countries Through Which the Author Has Travel'd as France, the Low Countries, Lorrain, Alsatia, Germany, Savoy, Tyrol, Switzerland,

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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. 1726 edition. Excerpt: ...that the Place was once inhabited. ONE of the s-inest and most astonishing points of Sight, perhaps in the World, is from the Church-yard of Lausanne; for there the Eye ranges at liberty in a very spacious Horizon, divers1fy'd by the vast expanse of the Lake, the rich Plains of the Vaud, and the high Mountains of Cbablais, so that the whole Scene wants nothing that it can borrow from Nature to make it surprizingly perfect and beautiful. The Town has nothing else to recommend it, unless we except the great Church, which is indeed a noble Gotloick Structure, but like a great many others much the worse for the Reformation. lt is pity that the brave Duke Scbomberg, who lyes bury'd here, should want a common Grave-stone, considering his high Birth and great Valour, while the Regicides at Vevay ( the very next Town) are honour'd with such pompous Epitaphs, to which they certainly had no Pretence, let us speak of them as favourably as we can; those upon Ludlow and Brougloton are mention'd by Mr. Addison, but I am told there are two or three more of the very same stamp, and full as injurious to the Memory of the Royal Martyr. Lzsle one of his Judges (who retir'd to Lausanne among the rest after the Restoration) as he was coming doxgn I C (C the Steps of the great Church, was shot dead by two unknown Persons, who immediately made their escape. 'This was certainly a very unjustifiable A6tion, but I have been surpriz'd to hear some Swiss Gentlemen speak of the King's Murder ( which they knew Lisle had an Hand in) as much the lesser Crime of the two. LAUSANNE ereeted itself into a State independent and separate from the rest of the Pair de Vaud, after the death of Berzbald V. Duke of zeringen (to whose Ancestors all that fine Country had been given by the...show more

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