Cositas Españolas; Or, Every Day Life In Spain

Paperback | February 12, 2012

byAnnie Jane Harvey

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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. 1875 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XI. VISIT TO A MOUNTAIN QUINTA. A S our visit to Spain was in a great measure----a search after health, it may not perhaps be uninteresting, to those who are contemplating a similar journey, to know what were our experiences in the matter. As a preventive these southern places are admirable, and in our case we can speak with thankfulness of the benefit they conferred; but when real illness has begun, we convinced ourselves that but little permanent advantage can be gained, and the invalid's sufferings are increased by the discomforts of daily life, and the depression that is caused by being cut off from home interests and amusements. Besides, the care required is almost greater than in England. Often when the sun is shining brilliantly, and the animation and movement in GIBRALTAR. 207 the streets offer a tempting contrast to the dullness of the great bare rooms of the hotel, it would be madness for a sick person to venture out. The chill penetrating wind is deadly in its effects, and constantly brings with it clouds of fine sharp dust, most injurious to lungs that are probably already irritated from inflammation or other disease. Then it is impossible to be really comfortable either in hotels or lodgings. In a very short time the mode of life becomes insupportable to an invalid, and the impossibility of obtaining necessary and longed for comforts adds another sorrow to the anxiety of those who are watching over the health of the dear one for whose sake the change has been attempted. Of all the places we tried, we decided that Gibraltar was the best, but then we were so fortunate in the truly kind friends we found there, that it became a home to us at once. The convent garden is one of the most sunny and delightful spots in the world. Winter seems u...

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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. 1875 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XI. VISIT TO A MOUNTAIN QUINTA. A S our visit to Spain was in a great measure----a search after health, it may not perh...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217701027

ISBN - 13:9780217701020

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