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Spain - The Yolk Of The Spanish Egg
So passes the old Madrid ; but there is a new Madrid, of which a word still waits to be said.
Spain - A Study In Contrasts
Here you have them, the two Spains, unlike, antagonistic, squared for conflict.
Spain - The Funeral Of Castelar
And while Madrid jarred and wrangled, the flowers brought by the little daughter of the workingman drooped on the marble slab above Castelar's repose.
Spain - The Immemorial Fashion
MY Spanish hostess, brightest and prettiest of little ladies despite the weight of sorrow upon sorrow, came tripping into my room one afternoon with her black eyes starry bright under the lace mantilla.
Spain - Corpus Christi In Toledo
But no. I am a little particular about treasures. Since Toledo has lost the emerald table of King Solomon and that wondrous copy of the Psalms written upon gold leaf in a fluid made of melted rubies, I will not trouble the seven canons to unlock the seven doors of the cathedral sacristy.
Spain - The Tercentenary Of Velazquez
And this, too, is Spanish. Cervantes is as true a facet of many-sided Spain as Calderon, and Velazquez as Murillo. With all the national propensity to emotion and exaggeration, Spaniards are a truth-seeing people.
Spain - O La Senorita!
Since the English education came into fashion, there is not a maiden left who can feel true love.
Spain - Across The Basque Provinces
IT did not seem to me historically respectful to take leave of Spain without having made a pilgrimage to the shrine of Santiago. A dauntless friend crossed the sea to bear me company.
Spain - In Old Castile
THE journey from Bilbao to Santander is a continuous glory of mountain views. The train runs saucily along under beetling crags, whence the gods of the hills may well look down in wonder and displeasure on this noisy invasion of their solitude.
Spain - Pilgrims Of Saint James
FROM Leon to Coruna is a journey of some eighteen hours by rail. Degenerate pilgrims that we were, we had taken a first-class carriage reserved for ladies, not so comfortable as the average third-class carriage on an English road.
Spain - The Building Of A Shrine
THAT most Spanish of Spaniards, Alarcon, is pleased in one of his roguish sketches to depict the waywardness of a certain poetaster.
Spain - The Son Of Thunder
FATIGUES of the journey and discomforts of our lodging melted from memory like shadows of the night when we found ourselves, on the morning of July twenty-fourth, before that rich, dark mass of fretted granite, a majestic church standing solitary in the midst of spreading plazas.
Spain - Vigo And Away
OUR plan for the summer included a return trip across Spain, via Valladolid, Salamanca, and Saragossa to Barcelona and the Balearic Isles ; but the bad food and worse lodging of Galicia, the blazing heat and the incessant, exhausting warfare against vermin, had begun to tell.
Spain - Patron Saint Of Madrid
SPAIN seems actually skied over with the wings of guardian angels. The traditional tutelar of the nation, Santiago, counts for less, especially in the south and centre of the Peninsula, than might be expected, and was long since officially superseded by the Virgin ; but cities, hamlets, families, individuals, all have their protecting saints.
The Beginning Of The Earth
What was the nature of the two colliding bodies that gave birth to our solar system? Our imaginary astronomer can give us no information; we can only conjecture. For possibly no cosmic problem offers so fertile a field of inquiry as the impact of celestial bodies.
What Our Earth Teaches Us As To Other Worlds
If we range over the earth, from the Arctic regions to the torrid zone, we find that none of the peculiarities which mark the several regions of our globe suffice to banish life from its surface. In the bitter cold within the Arctic Circles, with their strange alternations of long summer days and long winter nights, their frozen seas, perennial ice, and scanty vegetation, life flourishes in a hundred various forms.
What Is Geology?
Just as the historian would be wholly unable to decipher the inscriptions of an ancient race of people unless he had first discovered a key to the language in which they are written, so the geologist would find himself baffled in his efforts to trace backward the history of the earth if he were not provided with a clue to the interpretation of the records in which that history is contained.
Prehistoric Times
The first appearance of man in Europe dates from a period so remote, that neither history nor tradition can throw any light on his origin or mode of life. Under these circumstances, some have supposed that the past is hidden from the present by a veil, which time will probably thicken, but never can remove.
Man, Ancient And Modern
The student who seeks to understand how mankind came to be as they are, and to live as they do, ought first to know clearly whether men are newcomers on the earth, or old inhabitants. Did they appear with their various races and ways of life ready-made, or were these shaped by the long, slow growth of ages.
Strange Peoples
The way in which the life of peoples is affected by the lands in which they live is most interesting. The Eskimo lives in the cold north; there is little wood there for construction; fuels such as are used elsewhere are rare; no fibre-yielding plants grow there. Yet the Eskimo has made full use of what nature gives him.
The Boomerang
The specially interesting and original feature of the boomerang is that when thrown by the natives it describes the most extraordinary curves, and performs the most unaccountable evolutions. When thrown by the natives, we say, for, whether from ignorance of the principle of the boomerang, or from want of skill, Europeans have never been able to use it.
The Burman
The Burmese are a people infinitely attractive, and when today so large a proportion of mankind is given up to ideas altogether material and utilitarian, it is surely something for which to be thankful that in Burma we can still find a country which is a garden of wonderful beauty, and inhabited by a race entirely in harmony with its surroundings.
How Man Has Changed The Face Of Nature
Nowhere has man left such traces of his handiwork upon the face of nature, and nowhere have these traces multiplied so rapidly, as in our own country. What was once a cow-path meandering through fields where Boston now is, is today Washington Street, one of the busiest shopping centres in the whole world, where thousands of buyers from hundreds of towns and villages round about, daily congregate.
An Avalanche
We were so very highly favored as to see two of the grandest avalanches possible in the course of about an hour, between twelve o'clock and two. One cannot command any language to convey an adequate idea of their magnificence.
The Mer De Glace
The first and principal excursion from Chamouny is generally that to the Mer de Glace. It is not at all difficult, but if you have fine weather, it gives you some of the most sublime experiences of mountain scenery you can meet with in all the regions of the Alps.
Niagara, Its Origin, Progress, And Future
Walking northward from the village of Niagara Falls by the side of the river, we have to our left the deep and comparatively narrow gorge, through which the Niagara flows. The bounding cliffs of this gorge are from 300 to 350 feet high.
Mount Shasta
Covered with snow at all seasons of the year—the only one in the State that can be so considered—it is one of those glorious and awe-inspiring scenes which greet the traveller's eye, and fill his mind with wondering admiration, as he journeys among the bold and beautiful mountains of our own California.
For how many centuries before the Christian era Vesuvius had been at rest is not known; but this is certain, that from the landing of the first Greek colony in Southern Italy, Vesuvius gave no signs of internal activity.
The Caves Of Calaveras
The Caves of Calaveras were discovered accidentally, in October, 1850, by Captain Taylor, who, with others, was engaged in mining on this creek, and who, having finished their midday repast, were spending the interval, before resuming their afternoon's work, in shooting at a mark near the back of their cabin.
The Natural Bridges Of Calaveras
THESE bridges are situated on Cayote Creek on the Stanislaus River, and the entire water of Cayote Creek runs beneath them. The bold, rocky, and precipitous banks of the stream, both above and below the bridges, present a counterpart of wild scenery, in perfect keeping with the strange beauty and picturesque grandeur of their interior formation.
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