The Rhine

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Jazzybee Verlag, 1842 - Travel - 218 pages

This work, composed of “Letters to a Friend,” is the story of a merry archaeological journey. The form is a familar one, but it displays remarkable erudition. It is the chat of a witty savant who takes us from Aix-la-Chapelle to Cologne, and from Mainz to Frankfort, visiting all the monuments, recounting legends of towns, castles and hamlets, allowing himself to wander off into philosophic digressions, to indulge in picturesque recitals filled with incidents and surprises, and interspersed with serious or comic reflections. There are also prophetic pages in this book, and one cannot too much meditate upon some of the affirmations of Victor Hugo.

 

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1
La FertésousJouarre
2
MontmirailMontmortEpernay
7
ChâlonsSainte MénéhouldVarennes
10
From VillersCotterets to the Frontiers
19
The Banks of the Meuse Dinant Namur
31
Banks of the Meuse Huy Liège
35
Banks of the VesdreVerviers
40
The Rhine
81
La Souris
93
By the Wayside
98
Letter XVIII
101
Letter XIX
107
Fire Fire
111
Letter XXI
115
Legend of the handsome Pecopin and the beautiful Bauldour
139

AixlaChapelleThe Tomb of Charlemagne
42
Cologne Banks of the Rhine
54
Andernach
67
Musée Walraf
71
Andernach
75
Andernach
79
BingenMainz
172
Mainz
179
FrankfortontheMain
188
The Rhine
197
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