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A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume Two

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Published: 1829
Language: English
Wordcount: 108,584 / 332 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 49.5
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 483
Added to site: 2005.11.20
mnybks.net#: 11846
Genre: History
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ects of research being altogether of a very different complexion--you will not, I conclude, scold me if I cease to expatiate upon this topic, but direct your attention to others. Not however but that I think you may wish to know my sentiments about the principal ARCHITECTURAL BUILDINGS of Paris--as you are yourself not only a lover, but a judge, of these matters--and therefore the better qualified to criticise and correct the following remarks--which flow "au bout de la plume"--as Madame de Sévigné says. In the first place, then, let us stop a few minutes before the THUILERIES. It hath a beautiful front: beautiful from its lightness and airiness of effect. The small central dome is the only raised part in the long horizontal line of this extended building: not but what the extremities are raised in the old fashioned sloping manner: but if there had been a similar dome at each end, and that in the centre had been just double its present height, the effect, in my humble opinion, would have harmonised better wit

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