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Journal of a Few Months Residence in Portugal and Glimpses of the South of Spain (Volume 2) (Paperback) Loot Price: R441 Discovery Miles 4 410
Journal of a Few Months Residence in Portugal and Glimpses of the South of Spain (Volume 2) (Paperback): Dorothy Wordsworth...
Journal of a Few Months Residence in Portugal and Glimpses of the South of Spain (Volume 2) (Paperback): Dorothy Wordsworth...

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Journal of a Few Months Residence in Portugal and Glimpses of the South of Spain (Volume 2) (Paperback)

Dorothy Wordsworth Quillinan

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1847. Excerpt: ... ready to travel by wagon to its royal mistress at Madrid. In the same room there was a picture of the Virgin, with these lines superscribed: --"Si tu quieras te convertir Tu dolor en alegria, No me miras, pecador, Sin decir, Ave Maria " Sinner, if to change your sorrow Into gladness you be wary, Never pass me, looking on me, Without saying, Ave Mary And now we found ourselves opposite the mountain back-ground. On this side is the entrance into the arsenal from the town, and here are the gunyards, &c. &c. The extent is something astonishing; and the buildings have little or no appearance of decay and they seem neatly kept; but for what? merely to show what has been; or in the hope, which the Spaniard never loses, of the regeneration of his country's greatness? We observed one tiny little row-boat on the stocks. There is an inviting fountain, almost concealed among flowers and flowering shrubs, near the entrance. We were thirsty, for the day was hot, and we hastened to the fountain. Our guide smiled, saying, "It is not good to drink, --it is salt." Still Mother Eve's daughter must taste: the water was brackish, but not so very bad. Something most sweet, though, grows close to this spring, --double double yellow roses. Our guide gathered some for us; the perfume was delicately delicious, and the flowers were more double than any roses I ever saw. They were perfect little round balls. This rose-tree and other flowers I longed to transport to the garden at, with the palm-tree that raised its plumy head in the centre; nor would I willingly have left behind the bubbling fountain, though its waters were not "sweet." We returned to our inn, rested a short time, and then sallied forth again, to see something of the town. We first went up to the old castle, which look...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Dorothy Wordsworth Quillinan
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 50
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-65182-2
Barcode: 9781151651822
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LSN: 1-151-65182-6

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