A Journey To Switzerland, And Pedestrian Tours In That Country; Including A Sketch Of Its History…

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byLewis Agassiz

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1833. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVII. RETURN BY PARIS TO ENGLAND. A Slight sketch of my return, which will enable me to say a few words more of Paris, and to put my reader down, like a good conductor, where I brought him from, and I shall have done. Having exchanged my permit de sejour, at the Hotel de Ville, for my passport, which I had deposited there on my arrival; this latter was forwarded to Berne, to be countersigned by the French ambassador there, a necessary process previous to our starting. Besides one pair of horses, I had also bought a third, as a led horse, to help us up the hills. With this set-out, and a Swiss lad, in a dickey behind, I started from Lausanne on the 15th of October. But as part of our establishment remained behind, who were to follow us with our effects by the diligence; and, as an account of this expense may be useful to some of my readers I will state it. The price of a seat on the coupe, from Lausanne to Paris, is 3/. 2s.; that in the interieur or body, twelve French francs less. You pay the different postillions on the road about thirteen francs, and the conductor in proportion. You are allowed from forty to fifty pounds of luggage, above which the charge is three pence three farthings a pound. The coupe from Paris to London, includiug crossing the water, is only four pounds, the postillions, conductor, &.c, cost about ten shillings, and the luggage, over forty pounds, four pence per pound. As I had now to drive myself, I had provided, previous to starting, a plan of my route, which, as it may prove useful to others, I will insert. This route, it will be seen, is nearly the same by which we came, I shall, therefore, have little to remark on it, beyond what our different mode of travelling may suggest. The ascent of the Jura on this side, is, as ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1833. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVII. RETURN BY PARIS TO ENGLAND. A Slight sketch of my return, which will enable me to say a few words more of Paris,...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:90 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217663621

ISBN - 13:9780217663625

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