Lazy Tours in Spain and Elsewhere

Paperback | February 9, 2012

byLouise Chandler Moulton

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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.1896 Excerpt: ... the Frenchman who said, "Ah, yes, I always like sohtude, if only there is some one with me to whom I can say how pleasant solitude is!" I think solitude d, deux is quite the most perfect kind of solitude; only " the other one" must he the right one, and not the wrong. After Bologna the scene changed. Heights and tunnels were alike less frequent, and while the daylight lasted I was glad to take refuge from loneliness in a hook. It was one of Jules Case's novels," Bonnet-Rouge," with which I beguiled my way as the rapide bore me on toward Milan. It is a strong and clever book, certainly; but I wonder, are such men as Olivier, the hero, often to be found in France; and, if so, I wonder whether they are native to that country only! He reminds me, in some regards, of Guy de Maupassant's "Bel-Ami." There is nothing of similarity in the two stories, but the men have something the same traits. "Bel-Ami" is the more masterful, and the more successful, but I fancy Olivier would have liked to be Bel-Ami, if he could. I was fortunate in my day at Milan, for it chanced to be Ascension Day. My hotel--the Europa--was but a few rods from the Cathedral. I went to one of the Masses in the morning and heard the divine music. I had never realized before how beautiful the Cathedral is. I had imagined that I liked better the Duomo at Florence, but I found that I was mistaken. The Milan Cathedral attracts me incomparably more than that of Florence. I cannot tell you how glorious it was on this day of days. The sun shone remorselessly out-of-doors, as if it would set the world on fire, but the Cathedral was cool and dark. Through its stained-glass windows the softened light fell, resting upon the great crucifix like a crown of gold, touching with azure the robe of the Madonna, res...

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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.1896 Excerpt: ... the Frenchman who said, "Ah, yes, I always like sohtude, if only there is some one with me to whom I can say how pleasant solitu...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:70 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217859356

ISBN - 13:9780217859356

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