The Volume of the World

The Volume of the World

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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. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ...and proverbially addicted to boasting; hence the term gasconade. Bayonne, though not very large, is one of the strongest and prettiest towns in France. Population 16,000. The Pyrenean departments comprehend some interesting features; Beam, the little original principality of Henry TV., which he governed with paternal kindness; and BottBsillbn, which underwent several revolutions, alternately belonging to 3?rance and to Spain, before it was finally annexed to the former. Young iveg a deEghtful view of the state of this mountain distridfc It is divided into a nuinter of small properties, which are well enclosed, well cultivated, each comfortable cottage being surrounded Ty its garden well stocked with fruit trees; the inhabitants snugly dressed, like Highlanders, in red caps. The subdivision of property, though great, seems not to have gone so far as to lead to misery. Pau is a considerable town, in a romantic situation, and celebrated as the birth-place of Henry IV., whose cradle is still shown in the ancient palace, now converted into a prison. Languedoc, the ancient Gallia Narbonensis, and afterwards the domain of the counts of Toulouse, is the pride of France in regard to climate, soil, and scenery. The air along its coasts is generally considered the most salubrious in Europe. The plains of Languedoc are celebrated; yet they are encroached upon not only by the Pyrenees on the east, but by theCevennes, which form their constant northern boundary, and in many places reduce them to a breadth of a few miles. But on the line from Beziers by Montpelier to Nismes, the plain is of much greater breadth, and displays a luxuriant fertility scarcely rivalled in any other part even of this happy region. Every thing flourishes here, even what is most...show more

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  • Paperback | 500 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 26mm | 885g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236657675
  • 9781236657671