Travels, Comprising Observations Made During a Residence in the Tarentaise, and Various Parts of the Grecian and Pennine Alps, and in Switzerland and Auvergne, in the Years 1820, 1821, and 1822 Volume 2

Travels, Comprising Observations Made During a Residence in the Tarentaise, and Various Parts of the Grecian and Pennine Alps, and in Switzerland and Auvergne, in the Years 1820, 1821, and 1822 Volume 2

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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. 1823 edition. Excerpt: ...of our landlord at Les Trois Couronnes, told me that he died at their house, and was buried in the ground adjoining the church. Having been honoured with several kind attentions from his lordship, I could not resist the impulse to visit his grave, and pay a silent tribute of respect to his memory. The cimetiere, like all the other cirnetieres or burial grounds in Switzerland, was walled in and extremely neat, the. g ornamented with rose-trees and flowering shrubs. Over the gate was the motto: Fils des hommes retournes. I sought in vain for the grave of Lord S0merville, nor could the wife of the concierge inform me where it was. I entered the church, but my search was here also fruitless. While looking round, the monument of Ludlow, erected by his wife, caught my eye. I observed by the date of his death, that he survived the revolution of 1688 a few years, and might, therefore, have safely returned to England, but he had then been long domesticated at Vevey, ifmd Perhaps he might fear future changes in his own country. On returning to the lffn, I learned that though Lord SomerVllle was buried at Vevey, his corpse had 'peen since disinterred and removed to Engt';l1I;d-1 The cnnetiere of Vevey is, I think, ast place from which we could wish our earthly remains, 01' those of our friends, to be rernoved, so Ion as an' re ard is Preserved b S m hg i the habitatioy y Pat y or association for We v_ _ n of the dead. Who Oblilgsjtleell tlfile museum of Lavade, tural curiosiiigss owed us his dlfferent na' and Works of art. He has graves bein one of the most perfect crystals of Adularia, perhaps, in Europe, equally remarkable for its vast size, its transparency, and the regularity of its form. Among...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236920414
  • 9781236920416