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A Tour through some parts of France, Switzerland, Savoy, Germany and Belgium

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Language: English
Wordcount: 60,351 / 186 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 30.1
LoC Category: G
Downloads: 276
Added to site: 2004.11.13
mnybks.net#: 9061
Genre: Travel
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&c.--Breweries--Roads--Taste in Gardening--Canals not an agreeable mode of Travelling--Heavy Taxes--Unsettled Political State--Vast Numbers of English at Brussels--Its Extent, Population and Appearance--The Park--Anecdote of Peter the Great--Town House--Churches--Collections of Paintings--Anecdote of Bassano--Hotels--Table d'Hote, like the Tables at Cheltenham--Expence of Living--Houses--Jurourin--Forest of Sogne--House of Correction compared with ours--Walk round the City--Fortified Towns--Sieges of Ostend, Valenciennes, Troy and Azotus--Malines--Considerations on its Decline--Its Silk--Population--Buildings--Manner of cutting the Trees near the Roads--Antwerp, its Importance--Docks--River--Riches of Belgium--Buildings at Antwerp--Accuracy of the Flemish Painters--Appearance of the Country--The Inns not equally decorated with those in Germany--Wooden Shoes 296

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