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Memoirs of the Courts of Berlin, Dresden, Warsaw, and Vienna, in the Years 1777, 1778, and 1779 Volume . 2 (Paperback) Loot Price: R404
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Memoirs of the Courts of Berlin, Dresden, Warsaw, and Vienna, in the Years 1777, 1778, and 1779 Volume . 2 (Paperback):...
Memoirs of the Courts of Berlin, Dresden, Warsaw, and Vienna, in the Years 1777, 1778, and 1779 Volume . 2 (Paperback):...

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Memoirs of the Courts of Berlin, Dresden, Warsaw, and Vienna, in the Years 1777, 1778, and 1779 Volume . 2 (Paperback)

Nathaniel William Wraxall

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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. 1800 Excerpt: ... General found on the field of Cannae. Very little of the exterior of devotion is nevertheless visible among women of condition: it interrupts no pleasures of society or conversation; it neither mixes with their discourse, nor tinges their manners: they reserve it for the altar, or the confessor. I ought likewise to add, that there are not a few, who entertain much more liberal and expanded ideas of the Deity and of Religion, than the Catholic Faith usually inspires, particularly at Vienna. After considering the softer sex, in speaking of the men, it is just to make a leading distinction. The Austrian youth of rank or condition are in general insupportable. Distinguished only by pride, ig.r norance, and illiberality; regarding thenv, selves as superior to every other European nation; altogether destitute of improvement, haughty and assuming; they want equally the inclination and the requisites to be agreeable in society. It is true, that like us, they commonly travel; that is from Vienna to Paris, through Italy and home. They imitate the French manners; but possesi neither the urbanity, the vivacity, nor the elegant levity of France. Though coxcombs, they are not amusing ones, and in cultivation of mind they are totally deficient. The universities and seminaries of instruction, throughout the Austrian dominions, are scarcely more calculated to form, or to enlarge the understanding, than the nunneries where the other sex are educated. An ecclesiastic is usually selected for the purpose, whose cares are principally limited to the morals of his pupils. Temperate in their their appetites and pleasures, the youth of Vienna by no means merit the imputation affixed on the Germans, of a fondness for wine. It is among men of riper years, in every department civi..

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Nathaniel William Wraxall
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 82
ISBN-13: 978-1-152-41015-2
Barcode: 9781152410152
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-152-41015-6

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