The Basque Provinces (volume 1); Their Political State, Scenery, And Inhabitants With Adventures…

Paperback | January 4, 2012

byEdward Bell Stephens

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1837. Excerpt: ... RECEPTION AT DURANGO. 119 CHAPTER IX. On the 6th October, Don Carlos and his suite arrived at Durango amidst the joyous acclamations of the whole population, the majority of whom ran out and almost overwhelmed him with their hearty welcome. The patronas, in windows and balconies hung with shawls, curtains and gay draperies of all colours and patterns, seemed to vie with each other in attracting his attention. One old lady in her hurry hung out a chemise! Never did a prince more gratefully return the kindness of his people. He knew a thousand acquaintances in the crowd, and endeavoured to convey to each some token of friendly recognition. What a good-humoured jostling to get near him! and what a medley of volunteer drums, fifes and tabors that seemed to play all the merrier for want of elbow room! Nobody listened to the music of the King's fine brass band, for everyone was cheering or shouting " Viva Carlos 120 CHURCH MUSIC IN THE MOUNTAINS. Quinto !" or making some other music of his own; --then the dancers with their fancy dresses and castanets and tamborines !--but I could not see one of their fine steps for the spring-tide of a crowd that still rushed on between us. The reception he experienced was however only a continuation of what he had met with all along his route from Estella. We were never beyond the sound of the church bells which rang him out of one village and into another. The act of ringing these in England on complimentary occasions is a very common-place affair, and executed in a very prosaic style,--but it is a different thing in the Basque mountains. The greater part of the paths which lead through them can only accommodate a single horse at a time, so, wishing to see the country and avoid embarrassing the royal cortege, I rode half a mile or so a head with a few ...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1837. Excerpt: ... RECEPTION AT DURANGO. 119 CHAPTER IX. On the 6th October, Don Carlos and his suite arrived at Durango amidst the joyous acclamations of the whole populati...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:70 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:January 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217571301

ISBN - 13:9780217571302

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