Jest And Earnest; A Collection Of Essays And Reviews

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Jest and earnest; a collection of essays and reviews

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The book may have numerous typos or missing text. It is not illustrated or indexed. However, purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original rare book from the publisher's website. You can also preview the book there.
Purchasers are also entitled to a trial membership in the publisher's book club where they can select from more than a million books for free.

Original Publisher: Chapman and Hall Publication date: 1873
Subjects: English language; Faroe Islands; Great Britain; Wildbab, Germany; Wildbad (Germany); History / General; History / Europe / Great Britain; Literary Collections / American / General; Literary Collections / Essays

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  • ISBN-13: 9780217496339
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 2/7/2010
  • Pages: 76
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.16 (d)

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ON GERMAN SOIL. 127 architecture in Europe, as Europe is inferior to our great continent." . A little more of this stuff would have bored us to death. The Yankee was going to Mannheim, and turned off a little on this side of Strasburg. So we were rid of him and his dialect. The rest of us went on to Kehl. In the morning light old Father Rhine looked kindly up at us as we crossed the railway bridge, and found ourselves on German soil. To red-breeched French soldiers now succeeded Badish Zollbeamter: "Have you anything to declare; any mixed fabrics of silk and wool ?" " How can I tell ? I am a traveller, not a trader." The fat official thrust his hand into our portmanteau, and brought out the last number of the North British Review. "What's this? Oh, I see ! a book in the Scotch dialect. That is not liable to duty." Our baggage past, we got into the train for Carlsruhe and Pforzheim. Here we parted with the Black Prince, who made salaams and genuflexions, and implored our good offices with the German guard. We did all we could for him, and went our way. In the train we admire the excellence of the first- class carriages, and the particularity of the regulations, which prescribe how some carriages are for smoking, some for not smoking; how it is expressly forbidden in cold weather to have both windows open at once, and how the windward pane is always to be closed on such occasions. We had only one fellow-traveller as we glided along over the alluvial country between Kehl and Rastadt, an old French sea-dog, who had been crippled in his leg at St. Jean d'Ulloa, where the Prince de Joinville performed his great exploit of reducing the Mexicans to submission. Now he had left theservice and turned tile- maker, and he was going to " Carlrhus" as he insisted on calling it, on b...
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