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The Rogues of the River
The twenty-five years that preceded the Civil War were a golden age of chance. At the height of the South's prosperity river commerce was nourished by a steadily increasing tide of new settlers.
This is why one cathedral—like Strassburg, or Notre Dame—has a thousandfold the power of any number of Madeleines. The Madeleine is simply a building; these are poems.
Freiburg And The Black Forest
The airy basket-work tower of the Freiburg minster rises before me over the black roofs of the houses, and behind stand the gloomy pine-covered mountains of the Black Forest.
Chips and Cheaters
The French colonists were avid players of card games that involved bluffing. They knew the German game pochen, and the Persian "as nas", pappy of the rest, which used pairs, triplets, straights, flushes, and bluff.
Its Churches And The Citadel
It may be as well briefly to notice the two churches—St. Sebald and St. Lawrence. The former was within a stone's throw of our inn.
Nuremberg Today
Nuremberg is set upon a series of small slopes in the midst of an undulating, sandy plain, some 900 feet above the sea.
Walls And Other Fortifications
A glance at the map will show us that Nuremberg, as we know it, is divided into two almost equal divisions. They are called after the names of the principal churches, the St. Lorenz, and the St. Sebald quarter.
Art has done everything for Munich. It lies on a large fiat plain sixteen hundred feet above the sea and continually exposed to the cold winds from the Alps.
In ancient times—that is to say, upward of three centuries ago—the city of Augsburg was probably the most populous and consequential in the kingdom of Bavaria.
It was dark when we entered Ratisbon, and, having been recommended to the Hotel of the Agneau Blanc, we drove thither, and alighted-close to the very banks of the Danube-and heard the roar of its rapid stream.
A Look At The German Capital Berlin
A few moments later we were in Berlin, and a fiacre set me down at the hotel. One of the keenest pleasures of a traveler is that first drive through a hitherto unknown city, destroying or confirming his preconceived idea of it.
Then we drove to Charlottenburg to see the Mausoleum. I know not when I have been more deeply affected than there.
Leipsic And Dresden
I have now been nearly two days in wide-famed Leipsic, and the more I see of it, the better I like it. It is a pleasant, friendly town, old enough to be interesting and new enough to be comfortable.
Weimar In Goethe's Day
Of all the German principalities, there is none that makes us feel so much as Weimar the ad-vantages of a small state, of which the sovereign is a man of strong understanding, and who is capable of endeavoring to please all orders of his subjects, without losing anything in their obedience.
We were now within about twenty English miles of Ulm. Nothing particular occurred, either by way of anecdote or of scenery, till within almost the immediate approach or descent to that city—the last in the Suabian territories, and which is separated from Bavaria by the River Danube.
Aix-La-Chapelle And Charlemagne's Tomb
For an invalid, Aix-la Chapelle is a mineral fountain—warm, cold, irony, and sulfurous; for the tourist, it is a place for redouts and concerts; for the pilgrim, the place of relics.
The Hanseatic League
The Hans, or Hanseatic League, is very ancient, some would derive the word from hand, because they of the society plight their faith by that action; others derive it from Hansa, which in the Gothic tongue is council.
It is 7 a.m., and here we are in the good Hanse town of Hamburg; the city is not yet awake, or at most is rubbing its eyes and yawning.
I explored Schleswig, which is a city quite peculiar in its appearance. One wide street runs the length of the town, with which narrow cross streets are connected, like the smaller bones with the dorsal vertebrae of a fish.
In the evening the train carried me to Lubeck, across magnificent cultivated lands, filled with summer-houses, which lave their feet in the brown water, overhung by spreading willows.
In Heligoland itself there are few trees, no running water, no romantic ruins, but an extra-ordinary width of sea-view, seen as from the deck of a gigantic ship; and yet the island is so small that one can look around it all, and take the sea-line in one great circle.
Vienna First Impressions Of The Capital
I have at last seen the thousand wonders of this great capital, this German Paris, this connecting-link between the civilization of Europe and the barbaric magnificence of the East.
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Of the chief objects of architecture which decorate street scenery in Vienna, there are none, to my old-fashioned eyes, more attractive and thoroughly beautiful and interesting—from a thousand associations of ideas than places of worship, and of course, among these, none stands so eminently conspicuous as the mother-church, or the cathedral, which in this place, is dedicated to St. Stephen.
The Belvedere Palace
To the Belvedere Palace, therefore, let us go. I visited it with Mr. Lewis—taking our valet with us, immediately after breakfast—on one of the finest and clearest-skied September mornings that ever shone above the head of man.
Vienna Schonbrunn And The Prater
About three English miles from the Great Belvedere—or rather about the same number of miles from Vienna, to the right, as you approach the capital—is the famous palace of Schonbrunn.
Hungary - A Glance At The Country
Hungary consists of Hungary proper, with Transylvania (which had independent rule at one time), Croatia and Slavonia (which have been added), and the town of Fiume on tho shores of the Adriatic Sea.
In the Course of Human Events
The members of the Continental Congress of 1774, in Article 8, agreed seriously to discountenance and discourage every species of extravagance and dissipation, especially all horse-racing and all kinds of gaming, cock-fighting, exhibitions of shows, plays and other expensive diversions and entertainments.
Hungary - Hungarian Baths And Resorts
In Hungary there are great quantities of unearthed riches, and not only in the form of gold. These riches are the mineral waters that abound in the country and have been the natural medicine of the people for many years.
Hungary - The Gipsies
Gipsies! Music! Dancing! These are words of magic to the rich and poor, noblemen and peasant alike, if he be a true Hungarian.
Ports - Trieste And Pola
Trieste stands forth as a rival of Venice, which has, in a low practical view of things, outstript her. Italian zeal naturally cries for the recovery of a great city, once part of the old Italian kingdom, and whose speech is largely, perhaps chiefly, Italian to this day.
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