Rivers of France

Rivers of France

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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. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ...general the Second Lyonnese; it afterwards took the name of Neustria, when it passed from under the Roman domination; and then became Normandy, in honour of the Nordmann pirate Rollo and his comrades. This last name is still sometimes heard in conversation; but the broad surface of Normandy is now only distinguished by its departmental divisions--those of the Eure, the Seine Inferieur, Calvados, the Orne, and La Manche. 1 Civitas Eburovicum, Civitas Lexoviorum, Civitas Baiocassium, Constautia Castra, Civitas Sesuviorum, and higeuua Abricanoruni. We have now reached the summit of Canteleu, and the Norman capital is before our eyes, --the principal object in a scene which, for aught we know, may be equalled, but certainly cannot be surpassed, in Europe. In making this assertion we run no risk, for we have never heard any difference of opinion on the subject. Mr. Dibdin's burst of enthusiasm is so natural, that we could almost forgive him for eating cold fowl on the grave of Agnes Sorel. Besides, he has added a pictorial illustration, which, although not perfectly correct in the relation of some objects, gives a very excellent idea of the truly magical effect of the picture. The view which attracts the reader's admiration on the opposite page is taken from quite a different point, and is inferior in magnificence only to the scene itself. It is KOUEN; and the vast pile near the centre of the city is that gorgeous cathedral of which Mr. Turner will presently exhibit a nearer view. The sky was serene, and, although early in the season, the air balmy as well as bracing; there was a delicious silence over the whole scene--a silence which seems so strange, so almost preternatural, when within view of one of the great and ever-restless congregations...show more

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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236567153
  • 9781236567154