Sketches and Observations, Made on a Tour Through Various Parts of Europe in 1792, 1793, and 1794, Letters
by William Fox
ISBN 1150835842 (1-150-83584-2)
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Book summary: 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. 1799. Excerpt: ... We reached Coblentz about two o'clock, and as soon as we had dined went to fee the palace of the Elector of Treves. It is beautifully situated, nearly at the confluence of the Moselle and Rhine; and you will please to furnish it in a stile similar to most other palaces, with as elegant looking-glasses, chandeliers, state-beds, and so on, as you may judge cl-prepos. This will spare me much trouble in describing it. for I think no time more ill bestowed than what is employed in writing catalogues of furniture, let it be ever Ib fine. The number of French emigrants in this city quite astonished me; and this great influx is materially felt by the inhabitants in the advanced price of all the necessaries of life. In the evening we crossed the Rhine on the floating bridge, and pursued our journey. We flept at a small village, the name of which I have forgotten. The next morning lng we rose with the lark, and had a charming ride to Seltzer, so famous for its spring. We walked to the well, and drank some of the water. The attendants had the audacity to tell us they frequently silled 10,000 bottles per day. My faith was too weak to swallow so large a draught. Soon after quitting Seltzer we entered an immense forest. To our great surprize we were presently joined by guards, who attended us through the whole of the forest. Just as the dusk of the evening was coming on, our carriage broke down. Fortunately, however, we were within two miles of our post; and as the schwaggers in this country are every day accustomed to these accidents, they made quite light of the matter, and said if we would walk on before, they would somehow or other convey the carriage in the course of the evening. If you recollect, some years ago, when the King of Denmark was in England, a similar ...
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