Travels in Hanover; During the Years 1803 and 1804

Travels in Hanover; During the Years 1803 and 1804 : Containing an Account of the Form of Government, Religion, Agriculture, Commerce and Natural History of the Country

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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. 1806 edition. Excerpt: ...and exclusive privileges, 'they are taught'to call in the aid of philosophy, in order to counteract pride, and'cherish in their hearts a love of' humanityand justice. FOR a few days I was so much oppressed by the extreme heat, and so tormented by the attacks of gnats and other small flies, that I found it utterly impossible to put pen to paper, without being constantly under the necessity of driving them away from the hands and face. Some plentiful showers at last supervening, dispersed these troublesome insects, and I felt myself as if trans'ported from the torrid to the frigid zone. I did not however give way to too much joy on the occasion, for the rains which occur about the end of July, are generally succeeded by northern winds, which tend to produce dysenteric, rheumatic, and other affections, if _ we expose ourselves to the damps of the morning and _ evening, and neglect to cover ourselves with a sufiicient quantity of clothes during the'night. From Spitzbergen to Egypt, fiannel is the best preservative of health. I availed myself of the continuance of fine weather, to visit a delightful wood in the neighbourhood, which, in my opinion, far surpasses in beauty, the Bois de Boulog'ne, near Paris. T o the west of the city, we pursued a road bordered with houses and gardens, and in a short time arrived at a square court, surrounded by red-coloured walls, nearly breast high, which serves as a resting-place to travellers. Immediately opposite, is situated an old building in the cottage style, painted of a white and grey colour, and covered with tiles. There tea, coffee, and other refreshments may be procured. On passing through the tavern we behold a series of groves, which produces a yery happy...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236798090
  • 9781236798091