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

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Published: 1829
Language: English
Wordcount: 120,788 / 368 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 59.4
LoC Category: G
Downloads: 629
Added to site: 2006.01.30
mnybks.net#: 12502
Genre: Travel
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from a few sharp and steep turnings. From the summit of this hill, the Professor bade me look around, and view a valley which was the pride of the neighbourhood, and which was considered to have no superior in Suabia. It was certainly very beautiful--luxuriant in pasture and woodland scenery, and surrounded by hills crowned with interminable firs.

As we descended, the clock of the convent struck eight, which was succeeded by the tolling of the convent bell. After a day of oppressive heat, with a lowering atmosphere threatening instant tempest, it was equally, grateful and refreshing to witness a calm blue sky, chequered by light fleecy clouds, which, as they seemed to be scarcely impelled along by the evening breeze, were fringed in succession by the hues of a golden sun-set. The darkening shadows of the trees added to the generally striking effect of the scene. As we neared the town, I perceived several of the common people, apparently female rustics, walking in couples, or in threes, with their arms

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