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Fareham - Waltham - The Valley Of The Itchen
Our drive to Fareham was, after all, postponed until the next afternoon. There was just enough drizzle and mist, which came from no one knew where, to make the prospect unpromising. It was no part of our plan to wait for an English sky to make up its mind to stop raining.
Winchester has, I believe, always had the reputation of living well, remarked Boston, complacently, after we had ordered a dinner designed as a delicate compliment to the only nation that under-stands making good soups.
A College And An Almshouse
N0 little city ever lent itself so admirably to the innocent designs of two tourists bent on the capture of every hidden secret of its ancient charm and antique beauty, as Winchester. One may almost count on an adventure with the picturesque at every turning.
Hursley And Romsey Abbey
The road to Romsey, the little town where we were to sup and rest ere we pressed on to Salisbury, was almost as picturesquely wild as that part of it which had led us to Hursley.
Our road into Salisbury led us from the brighter light on the hill into the darkness of the valley. The villages were in shadow. Even the lights were out in the little cottages and taverns.
Stonehenge - Warminster - Longleat - Frome
THE afternoon of our departure from Salisbury was one of radiant loveliness. It was a perfect English day, one of those that seem to make fine weather in England different from any other. There is a peculiar quality in the best English weather, something at once rare and fine, from which all the vulgar pomp of over-luxuriance of sunshine and excess of heat and warmth appear to have been miraculously eliminated.
We were half-way down the long and truly magnificent descent of Coombe Down, one of the higher hills overhanging Bath. The city lay beneath us, — we could overlook its chimney-pots ; but we had still before us at least two miles of steep down-hill work.
The Drive To Wells - An Enchanted Night
The moonlight streamed into the depths of the forests, making the far distances as bright as day. Above us the hills towered, their heights white with light ; while the nearer hollows were as dark and deep as wells.
Wells, An Enchanted City
The sweep of a hand across a guitar, just a liquid note or two from a human throat, and it would have been Italy instead of staid respectable England, that knew no better than to go to bed and sleep away such a matchless night, — it would have been the house of the Capulets instead of the palace of a bishop.
To Glastonbury
Had neither history nor guide-books been written to establish the authentic antiquity of Glastonbury, its age would have written itself. The town, as we drove into it, had the unmistakable mouldiness which centuries of life and bygone careers leave as a part of historic deposit.
To Exeter
The occasion was the more sorrowful because we knew that it was not only our last of Exeter, but also that it was our last cathedral.
Farewell To Ballad
WE felt that if only in justice to Ballad, after his five days' imprisonment in the Exeter stables, we should all take a bit of an outing into the open country before the moment came when he was to take one road and we another.
Mr. Tussaud first enters his father's studio
Mr. Tussaud first enters his father's studio—Reverie—Madame Tussaud's uncle forsakes the medical profession for art Madame's birth and parentage—A Prince's promise.
Curtius leaves Berne for Paris
Curtius leaves Berne for Paris—The Hôtel d'Aligre—The Court of Louis XV—Madame arrives in Paris.
Life-size figures
Life-size figures—Museum at the Palais Royal—Exhibition on the Boulevard du Temple—Benjamin Franklin—Voltaire.
Madame Tussaud goes to Versailles
Madame Elizabeth of France—Madame Tussaud goes to Versailles—Foulon—Three notable groups—Caverne des Grands Voleurs.
Eve of the French Revolution
Eve of the French Revolution—Necker and the Duke of Orléans—Louis XVI's fatal mistakes—His dismissal of the people's favourites.
Madame Tussaud recalled from Versailles
Madame Tussaud recalled from Versailles—The 12th of July, 1789—Busts taken from Curtius's Exhibition—A Garde Française slain in the mêlée.
Madame's terrible experiences
Heads of the Revolution—Madame's terrible experiences—The guillotine in pawn—Madame acquires the knife, lunette, and chopper.
Madame marries
Madame dines with the Terrorists Marat and Robespierre, models' their figures, and subsequently takes casts of their heads—She visits Charlotte Corday in prison—Death of Curtius--Madame marries—Napoleon sits for his model.
Madame Tussaud leaves France for England
Madame Tussaud leaves France for England, never to return—Early days in London—On tour—Some notable figures—Shipwreck in the Irish Channel.
Narrow escape of the Exhibition
The Bristol riots—Narrow escape of the Exhibition—A brave black servant—Arrival at Blackheath.
An old placard
An old placard—Princess Augusta's testimonial—Great success at Gray's Inn Road—Madame initiates promenade concerts—Bygone tableaux.
Tussaud's mummy
Placard (continued)-The old Exhibition—Celebrities of the day—Tussaud's mummy—Poetic eulogism—Removal to Baker Street—The Iron Duke's rejoinder—Madame de Malibran.
How the Waterloo carriage was acquired
How the Waterloo carriage was acquired—A chance conversation on London Bridge—The strange adventures of an Emperor's equipage--Affidavit of Napoleon's coachman.
Napoleon's Waterloo carriage
Napoleon's Waterloo carriage—Description of its exterior.
Description of the Waterloo carriage
Description of the Waterloo carriage (continued)—Its interior and peculiar contrivances—Brought to England and exhibited at the London Museum.
The St. Helena carriage
The St. Helena carriage-Napoleon alarms the ladies—Certificates of authenticity.
Father Mathew sits for his model
Father Mathew sits for his model—Tsar Nicholas I. takes a fancy to Voltaire's chair—A replica sent to him—The Rev. Peter Mc-Kenzie's exorcism.
Landseer and the Count d'Orsay visit the Exhibition
Landseer and the Count d'Orsay visit the Exhibition—A fright—Norfolk farmer's account of Queen Victoria's visit.
Wellington visits the effigy of the dead Napoleon
Wellington 'visits the effigy of the dead Napoleon, and sits to Sir George Hayter for historic picture—Paintings from models—Is the photograph taken from life, or—?
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