A Lady's Glimpse of the Late War in Bohemia

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byLizzie Selina Eden

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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. 1867. Excerpt: ... CAPTIVE AUSTRIAN OFFICER--TABLE D'HOTE--CONFEDERATION OF ST. JOHN--WOUNDED SOLDIERS--THE JAGER AND HIS COMRADE--BRUSSELS--ERRORS OF THE AUSTRIAN COMMANDERS--THE FUTURE OF AUSTRIA. "From desolate homes is rising One prayer, 'Let carnage cease! On friends and foes have mercy, O Lord, and give us peace!'" CHAPTER XIV. rFHIS day, the twelfth of July, for the first time since the occupation by the Prussians, the museum, picture-gallery, and other public objects of interest were again opened to the people. In the old market we found a decided change, in its very diminished preparations. Formerly the whole space of the large square used to be covered with the booths and stalls of the vendors of flowers, fruit, boxes, toys, tin utensils, and many other necessary domestic articles. At twelve o'clock the front stalls (principally of flowers and vegetables) had to draw back and leave a broad margin for the increased traffic of mid-day. But now the market-place was only one quarter occupied, and we looked in 286 Jwjer Senwit. vain for the delightful flower-stalls with their fragrant bouquets and wreaths. Our principal errand was with this department, where of course we were disappointed. I went, therefore, to the Hotel de 1'Europe, where I chose the largest, sweetest, and best bouquet that the conservatory could furnish. This was for the captive Austrian officer--it was such a beauty, and so large that it made my wrist ache carrying it. We did not forget the poor servant, equally a prisoner, but got for him a bundle of cigars; and thus loaded, returned to our hotel. We at once sent for the Jager servant. It was very sad to see the grey uniform under these circumstances, but the man, who was a Bohemian from near Theresienstadt, seemed tolerably resigned to his fate. H...

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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. 1867. Excerpt: ... CAPTIVE AUSTRIAN OFFICER--TABLE D'HOTE--CONFEDERATION OF ST. JOHN--WOUNDED SOLDIERS--THE JAGER AND HIS COMRADE--BRUSSELS--ERRO...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217430651

ISBN - 13:9780217430654

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