Our Cruise in the Undine: The Journal of an English Pair-oar Expedition Through France, Baden, Rhenish Bavaria, Prussia, and Belgium

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J. W. Parker and son, 1854 - 156 pages

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p. 97-105 "Schlager Fecht" article; red fisherman is 60 yoa in this article!

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Page 138 - IN the ancient town of Bruges, In the quaint old Flemish city, As the evening shades descended, Low and loud and sweetly blended, Low at times and loud at times, And changing like a poet's rhymes, Rang the beautiful wild chimes From the Belfry in the market Of the ancient town of Bruges.
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Page 114 - ... no other part of its course does it fill an ampler channel or roll along with more impetuous rapidity. It enters the Lake of Constance turbid with the impurities of the glacier torrents which feed it. It emerges crystalline in purity, and deliciously green in colour. Well may Longfellow exclaim : " O the pride of the German heart in this noble river! And right it is, for of all the rivers of this beautiful earth there is none so beautiful as this.
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Page 114 - The Rhine ! the Rhine ! a blessing on the Rhine !" O, the pride of the German heart in this noble river ! And right it is ; for, of all the rivers of this beautiful earth, there is none so beautiful as this. There is hardly a league of its whole course, from its cradle in the snowy Alps to its grave in the sands of Holland, which boasts not its peculiar charms.

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