A View of Society and Manners in France, Switzerland, Germany, and Italy; With Anecdotes Relating to Some Eminent Characters Volume 1

A View of Society and Manners in France, Switzerland, Germany, and Italy; With Anecdotes Relating to Some Eminent Characters Volume 1

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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. 1783 edition. Excerpt: ... are taken to keep them ignorant ofthis, that it may not hurt their 'pronunciation of the other. lhave met with people who considered ig as an accomplilhment to be unable to express themselvesin the language of their country, and who have pretended to be more ignorant, in this particular, than they were in reality. I have been assured by many, who undersland the German language well, that it is nervous, copious, mofl rxprelfive, and capable of all the graces of oetry. The truth of this appears by. the works ofqseveralla-te wriiers, who have endeavoured to check this unnatural prejudice intlreircountrymen, and to reliore the language of their ancellors to its native honours.-But what are the effortd of good sense, taile, and geniu', in oppofirion to salhion, and the influence of courtst? Among Among the winter amufetnents of this place, . traineau parties may be reckoned. These can take place in the time of frolt only, and when there is a considerable quantity of (now upon the ground. I had an opportunity of seeing' a very splendid entertainment of this kind la.ely, which was given by some young gentlemen-to an equal number 0' ladies. A traineau is a machine in the shape ofa horse, lion, (wan; or in that of a griffin, unicorn, or some other fanciful form, without wheels; but made below like a fledge, for the conveniency of sliding over the suow Some are gilded, and otherwise ornamented, according to the whim of the proprietor.-A pole Hands up from one side, to which an henlign or flag is fastened, which waves over the headsnf those placedon the machine. Thelady, wrapped in fulr, (its before, andvthe gentleman (lands behind on a board made for that Lur. ose.' 'P The whole is drawn by two horses, which areieither condufited by a pofiillion, or driven..show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236609913
  • 9781236609915