A Tour Through Parts of the Netherlands, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Savoy, and France, in the Year 1821-2. Also Containing Fac-Simile Copies of Eight Letters of Napoleon Bonaparte to His Wife Josephine Volume 1
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. 1824 edition. Excerpt: ...to a neighbouring auberge, I followed, and we came in for the last course of a table d'l26te. The table was occupied principally by young men in strange fantastic dresses, who, as I afterwards learned, were students of the university here. The dishes were now quickly reproduced, but as our boatman had informed us that the utmost law he could afford, would be lrois quarts d'heure, I made short work of this meal, andsallied forth to catch such a glimpse of the town and its environs as time permitted. The streets are dark, narrow, and irregular, and the houses, however respectable for age, are for the most part sufliciently mean in exterior appearance. They tell you, here, of many handsome buildings, and various other objects of attraction, but I found them not, --to be sure, I had little opportunity. The university is the principal building; but I was chiefly struck with the ancient castle, the view from the ramparts of which is remarkably fine. At the expiration of the time allotted I was at the river side. Some of the party had already resumed their places in the bark, and the remainder presently coming up, in a few minutes we had slipped our moorings, and Were again stemming the rapid current. Here may be considered as commencing the beauties of the Rhine; and my two military companions took their seats beside me on the deck to enjoy these beauties (for which frequent repetition had not yet destroyed their relish) and to point them out to me. The river still continues of a noble width, and numerous villages are thickly dotted along the bright water's edge on either side. The country here presents a more hilly appearance; and at a.short distance above Bonn, near the little village of Godesburg, is a mountain, on which are seen...
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