Travels in the Two Sicilies and Some Parts of the Apennines

Travels in the Two Sicilies and Some Parts of the Apennines

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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. 1809 edition. Excerpt: ...on foot, or with mcssengers called ardinarior, _ who go a: stated perinds from one great town to another but in Spain properly speaking there is. ll that between Bayonneand Madrid being discontinucd., i To ay, ' The a _ The following post-house is one standing by itself, called Canada de la Higuera, the most miserable inn on the road. Two leagues farther is Madridejos, a pretty village, on leaving which one is agreeably surprized to find, in the midst of plains totally deprived of verdure, a row of white elms, some garden grounds, and a few tufts of trees, rari nante: in gurgite vqsho. At the end of three leagues of perfectly level and unvaried country, ryou arrive at Pucrto Lapic/ze, a small village at the foot of two hills, near which Don Quixote, at the beginning of his career, equipped himself as a knight. At Villalta coarse cotton cloths are fabricated. Before you arritre there, you cross a long and narrow stone bridge, on each fide of which' is a large pool of standing water covered with marshy plants. This species of morass is the river Guadiana, which, at some distance thence, hides under ground its lazy waves entirely, and re-appears afterwards at a place called Lo: qja: de Guadiana, traverses Estremadura and a part of Portugal, and then falls into the sea, dividing the latter kingdom from Spain. Five great leagues separate Villalta from Manganares, one of the largest towns of La Mancha, and one of the principal quarters of the carabineers; and where to counter ' balance the abundance which they spread throughout the districtghey-are rather too prone to violate the laws of hospitality, setting good.manners at defiance. The wine of the neighbourhood of Manqanares is little inferior to that of Val de penar, another town four...show more

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  • Paperback | 382 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 680g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236878124
  • 9781236878120