Letters From Switzerland And Italy; During A Late Tour

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byJohn Carne

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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.1834 Excerpt: ... LETTER III. Return of Spring.--Village of Biel, buried by an avalanche.--The Simmenthal.--Baths of Weissenburg.--Emigration to the Mountains.--The Pastor's Daughter--Zweysimraen.--Gessenai.--Chateau d'Oex.--Monte Bovon--Castle of Gruyere.--Urseins.--A Character.--Kandersteg.--Oeschenenthal Public Education.--Descent of the Gemmi Baths Mountain Villages.--Fair of Thun--Swiss Beauty--Habitations--Courtship.--The Keily Mountain.--Cottage Entertainment.--St. Gingouph.--A Catholic Priest.--Visit to a Lonely Lake--Cheese-making. The streams of the Kander and the Aar were now swollen by the thaw on the mountains. Some of the wild valleys of the Simmenthal were again visitable; but the gloomy baths of Weissenburg were as yet sealed to the foot. It was a grand thing to see the rapid transition from winter to spring. The snows disappear, and the flowers are in full bloom; the trees 30 VILLAGE OF BIEL. start into blossom. There is no damp, chilling thaw, that enters the very soul, as we have in England. In many parts, however, the people complained of the severity of the past season, that had entailed suffering on many parts of the country. The fate that befel the village of Biel, situated in one of the lateral valleys in the upper part of the Valais, was singular and appalling. It contained three or four hundred inhabitants, an industrious race, who cultivated their little territory, and lived almost wholly on its produce. Many a wild vale, and tract even of beauty, in this land, lies so remote from the beaten track of travellers, as rarely to be visited; one of these was shut in on three sides by lofty mountains, covered with snow the greater part of the year. It was a savage and lonely abode, but its people were deeply attached to their homes; and though, like many...

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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.1834 Excerpt: ... LETTER III. Return of Spring.--Village of Biel, buried by an avalanche.--The Simmenthal.--Baths of Weissenburg.--Emigration to t...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:82 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217500447

ISBN - 13:9780217500449

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