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The Riviera
From Marseilles to Mentone extends a strip of warm littoral, crowded with maritime pine and dotted with date palms, that is the winier playground of half Europe.
Naples And Sicily
Be good to Italy when the steamer moors at the stone quay in the harbor of Naples! It was she, and she alone, who rediscovered old Father Greek, who dominates all the spirit of this cruise.
Athens - Travel
We descend at the Thesium, the second station this side of Athens, for that lands its at once in the heart of things.
Constantinople
The steamer stops there to take on the Turkish control. The officers are polite but strict. Every passport is examined.
Beirut - Travel
Our Syrian fellow-passengers are eager to show us their city, but we have important matters before us and not much time to spare.
Jerusalem - Travel
Everything in Jerusalem is seen by walking. You can continue from El Aksa to the Garden of Gethsemane across the vallev, see the ruins of some of the ancient walls of the city and come back by the Via Dolorosa and the Jewish Wall of Wailing.
Alexandria - Travel
The regular steamers hardly stop long enough to give you time for a run up to Cairo, and the winter-cruise boats not only stop two and a half days but provide also all excursion arrangements for seeing Cairo.
English Opera From The 18th Century To Present
There is not much to boast of, so far as English operatic music is concerned, from the death of Purcell to about the middle of the nineteenth century.
Slavonic Opera
The operas of the Russians, Poles, and Bohemians, in so far as they possess points of individual interest, do so by virtue of their natural characteristics.
Opera Today In Italy, Germany, And France
Boito—His Interesting Personality—Mascagni—Leoncavallo—Puccini—Cilea—German Composers—Goldmark and Humperdinck—Richard Strauss—The French School—Saint-Saens—Massenet—Bruneau—Debussy.
The Chief Opera Houses Of The World
ARCHITECTURALLY speaking, Covent Garden Theater, the leading English opera house, is not one of the sights of London.
Selecting Your Horse
A good many volumes have been written on the method of selecting a horse and it would seem that there could be little left to say.
Conformation Of Horses
One evening, not too long ago, a group of the more experienced horsemen and horsewomen of the vicinity were assembled at my home. Not unnaturally we drifted to the subject of conformation and an attempt to assign a relative degree of excellence to all the local horses.
Disposition Of Horses
A lifetime with horses has taught me that there are no invariable conclusions. Of one thing, however, I have become thoroughly convinced: that temperament is present at birth.
Saddlery And Equipment For Horses
There should be one good saddle for each horse in your stable and, since each animal will differ from another in the conformation of the back.
Care Of Saddlery And Leather
Keeping the leather in shape is one of the most time consuming and least pleasant of the many chores that confront the horse owner.
Feeds And Bedding For Horses
There is an old adage which says that all the good in a horse goes in through the mouth.
Horse Stables
If you are one of the fortunate few who is going to have a groom I would strongly advise that the groom's quarters be at a distance from the stable rather than adjoining or upstairs.
Horse And Farm Pastures
Those who were not raised on a farm have paid very little, attention to, grass or have ans idea of its significance.
The Veterinarian
With the disappearance of the horse-drawn vehicle from both the city and the country the old time vet has also become a thing of the past.
Care Of Horse Feet And Shoeing
The fact that nearly all horses in use today wear shoes makes us forget that the application -of a rigid iron ring on the 'sole of the foot is an artificial device and at best a necessary evil.
In Or Out Of The Stable
Since we have gone to the trouble to construct a nice barn with warm and comfortable stalls, we think the horses should be happy to stay in them.
Transporting Horses
If a horse is purchased at a considerable distance from your home, one of various methods may be used to bring him to his destination.
Physiology Of Horses
Suddenly our horse seems to falter, his tail goes up, and he bears to the outside. The jockey goes to the bat but it only makes matters worse.
Genetic Considerations Of Horses
The science of genetics was given its foundation by Gregor Mendel, an Austrian monk who lived in the middle of the last century.
Offshoots And Curiosities Of Opera
The chief offshoot of opera proper is opera comique, or Singspiel—opera interspersed with spoken dialogue, not necessarily of a humorous nature.
Opera Potpourri
Now and again it happens that opera rubs shoulders with politics, and acquires some importance in the affairs of nations.
Opera And The Task Of The Prima Donna
The real prima donna says nothing. She makes the sacrifices, and when she stands before the publicand finds herself in good voice and sees her audience hanging on every note and thrilled by every sound.
Opera - Wagner's Personality
In spite of all his enemies may have said, or indeed still say, the mutual devotion of Wagner and Cosima and his love for his son Siegfried have become almost historical.
Divorce - Taking The Blow
There is no use starting this chapter with a cheery statement that even the most sorrowful widow or heartbroken divorcee will find everything all right if she keeps her chin up and has enough courage.
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