A Handbook for Travellers in France: Being a Guide to Normandy, Brittany; the Rivers Seine, Loire, Rhône, and Garonne; the French Alps, Dauphiné, Provence, and the Pyrenees; Their Railways and Roads. With Maps

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J. Murray, 1858 - 600 páginas
 

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Página 424 - Quibus rebus adductus Caesar non exspectandum sibi statuit, dum, omnibus fortunis sociorum consumptis, in Santonos Helvetii pervenirent. xn. Flumen est Arar, quod per fines Aeduorum et Sequanorum in Rhodanum influit incredibili lenitate, ita ut oculis in utram partem fluat judicari non possit.
Página 13 - ROWLANDS' ODONTO, or PEARL DENTIFRICE, A "white Powder compounded of the rarest and most fragrant exotics. It bestows on the teeth a pearl-like Whiteness, frees them from Tartar, and imparts to the Gums a healthy firmness, and to the breath a delicate fragrance.
Página 484 - I do not remember to have gone ten paces without an exclamation that there was no restraining: not a precipice, not a torrent, not a cliff, but is pregnant with religion and poetry. There are certain scenes that would awe an atheist into belief, without the help of other argument.
Página 452 - And when blind man pronounced thy bliss complete ! And on a foreign shore ! where strangers wept ! Strangers to thee ; and, more surprising still, Strangers to kindness, wept : their eyes let fall Inhuman tears : strange tears ! that trickled down From marble hearts ! obdurate tenderness ! A tenderness that call'd them more severe ; In spite of nature's soft persuasion, steel'd : While nature melted, superstition raved ; That mourn'd the dead, and this denied a grave. Their sighs incens'd ; sighs...
Página 10 - MINERALS : these are found in masses, in beds, or in veins, and occasionally in the beds of rivers. Specimens of the following Metallic Ores are contained in the Cabinet : — Iron, Manganese, Lead, Tin, Zinc, Copper, Antimony, Silver, Gold, Platina, &c.
Página 112 - Survey French society in the seventeenth century from what aspect you will, it matters not, at Port-Royal will be found the most illustrious examples of whatever imparted to that motley assemblage any real dignity or permanent regard. Even to the mere antiquarian, it was not without a lively interest.
Página 14 - was certainly not a very pleasant place that morning ; but," he added, " it is not my wish to injure the poor inhabitants, and the town is spared as much as the nature of the service will admit.
Página 11 - 'Whole Term" Premium may remain on credit for seven years, or onethird of the Premium may remain for life as a debt upon the Policy at 5 per cent., or may be paid off at any time without notice. Claims paid in one month after proofs have been approved. Loans upon approved security.
Página 263 - ... 2 ft. above the ground. In the best vineyards they barely cover the soil, but allow the singular mass of pebbles, of which it almost exclusively consists, to appear between the rows. The growth of the vine is confined within a narrow line of demarcation, and the transition is most abrupt from the most precious land to an uncultivated sandy desert. The distance of a few feet makes all the difference. The vintage takes place in the month of September, and it is then that Me'doc presents a scene...
Página 98 - France, the seat of the Dukes of Normandy, and the birthplace of William the Conqueror. It is a grand and picturesque ruin, occupying a commanding position at the extremity...

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