Rough Recollections Of Military Service And Society (volume 2)

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byBalcarres Dalrymple Wardlaw Ramsay

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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. 1882. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVI. TOUR IN SPAIN. EX-PRESIDENT FILLMORE--BARCELONA--TARRAGONA--A PROCESSION--VALENCIA--MALAGA--A BULL-FIGHT--GRANADA--SEVILLE--SIR GEORGE POMEROY COLLEY. March 1866.--Off to Spain to escape our dearly beloved east winds. Kingsley says somewhere that if a man is sound physically and morally the east wind is delightful to him. I must frankly confess that, being neither, I cannot contest the accuracy of his theory; all I know is that I detest it. "Wind in the east is good for neither man nor beast," is a saying popular to every nation. Found the attendance and cookery at the Grand Hotel at Paris first-rate. Apropos of cookery, Lord Cowley gave us a dish at the embassy, a present from the Turkish ambassador, composed of a puree of the breasts of chickens, with a sauce of cream and rose-water. It was perfect. 94, MONTPELLIER. After leaving Paris, our first halt was at Dijon, Hotel du Pare, old-fashioned, but very comfortable. We had a bright sunshine, but oh, what a cold wind!--that of Edinburgh was a joke to it. Dijon is not now so much visited by strangers as it deserves to be. At Lyons we found it still colder. What a glorious view from the public gardens! On a clear day Mont Blanc may be seen. Our next halt was at Montpellier, where we found the well-known Hotel Nevet so much to our liking that we stayed some days. Madame Nevet is a Flemish woman, and was in service at Dessin's, formerly Quillac's, famous hotel at Calais during our army of occupation there, and amused me by some of her stories of the officers. The climate of Montpellier is a very treacherous one. It is now almost abandoned by invalids, on account of the dreaded mistral; but otherwise it is a very pleasant place, and the Musde Fabre contains some good pictures. First and foremost ...

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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. 1882. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVI. TOUR IN SPAIN. EX-PRESIDENT FILLMORE--BARCELONA--TARRAGONA--A PROCESSION--VALENCIA--MALAGA--A BULL-FIGHT--GRANADA...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217545386

ISBN - 13:9780217545389

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