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illustrated.1858 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X. WIESBADEN. From
Schlangenbad, a pleasant ride of two hours brought me to Wiesbaden,
by way of Biberich, along the valley of the Waltaffe and through
the villages of Neudorf and Schierstein. As far as Neudorf, the
journey was one of a series of descents along a narrow valley, with
the usual beauties of valley scenery, its high beechcovered hills,
its bare and picturesque rocks, its sudden closures and equally
sudden openings, and the restless, chafing mountain stream that one
while dashes onwards with the foaming fury of the wild horse, and
another moment is as gentle as the pet steed of a riding school.
Passing Neudorf, I came suddenly in view of the narrow plain of the
Rhine, with a delicious expanse of lovely scenery; on my right was
the Rheingau, the Paradise of the Rhine, as I have heard it called
by the Germans, more probably with reference to a comfortable
recollec THE BASIN OF THE MAINE. 143 tion of its excellent wines,
than with an eye to its picturesque or more soothing agrarial
beauties. Nevertheless, even I cannot forget that, away to my
right, and at no great distance either, are the sunny vineyards of
Rauenthal, of Johannisberg, of Geisenheim, of Riidesheim, and of
Assmannshausen. Then, close at my feet, is the beautiful Rhine,
with its picturesque islands and many steam-boats, bestowing upon
it the appearance of busy life. Further on are the red towers and
cupolas of Mayeuce; while to my left lies Wiesbaden and the plain
of the Maine, with the blue summit of Melibochus rising out of the
Odenwald on the distant horizon. I am reminded also that the
expanse of country now before me, and for miles away up the Rhine,
was once the bed of a vast salt-water lake, perhaps a small inland
sea, alimented by the Rhine, the Maine, and the Neckar;...
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