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A Residence in France (Volume 1); With an Excursion Up the Rhine, and a Second Visit to Switzerland in Two Volumes (Paperback) Loot Price: R399
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A Residence in France (Volume 1); With an Excursion Up the Rhine, and a Second Visit to Switzerland in Two Volumes (Paperback):...

A Residence in France (Volume 1); With an Excursion Up the Rhine, and a Second Visit to Switzerland in Two Volumes (Paperback)

James Fenimore Cooper

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1836. Excerpt: ... LETTER XII. The Cathedral of Cologne.--The eleven thousand Virgins.--The Skulls of the Magi.--House in which Rubens was born.--Want of Cleanliness in Cologne.--Journey resumed.--The Drachenfels.--Romantic Legend.--A Convent converted into an Inn --Its Solitude--A Night in it.--A Storm.--A Nocturnal Adventure.--Grim Figures.--An Apparition.--The Mystery dissolved.--Palace of the Kings of Austrasia.--Banks of the Rhine.--Coblentz.--Floating Bridges.--Departure from Ccblentz.--Castle of the Ritterstein--Visit to it--Its Furniture.-- --The Ritter Saal.--Tower of the Castle.--Anachronisms. Dear, I Do not know by what dignitary of the ancient electorate the hotel in which we lodged was erected, but it was a spacious building, with fine lofty rooms and a respectable garden. As the language of a country is influenced by its habits, and in America everything is so much reduced to the standard of the useful that little of the graceful has yet been produced, it may be well to remind you that this word BONES OF THE VIRGINS. 235 " garden," signifies pleasure-grounds in Europe. It may even be questioned if the garden of Eden was merely apotager. After breakfasting we began to deliberate as to our future movements. Here we were at Cologne, in Prussia, with the wide world before us, uncertain whither to proceed. It was soon decided, however, that a first duty was to look again at the unfinished cathedral, that wonder of Gothic architecture; to make a pilgrimage to the house in which Rubens was born; to pay a visit to the eleven thousand virgins, and to buy some Cologne water: after which it would be time enough to determine where we should sleep. The first visit was to the bones. These relics are let into the walls of the church that contains them, and are visible through a sort of pigeon-holes w...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
Authors: James Fenimore Cooper
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 54
ISBN-13: 978-1-234-91832-3
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-234-91832-3
Barcode: 9781234918323

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