The Sunny South; An Autumn In Spain And Majorca

Paperback | January 11, 2012

byJohn William Clayton

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1869. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III. THE CITADEL. -- BIARRITZ. -- HOW THE VISITORS KILL TIME.-- EN" ROUTE FOR SPAIN.--ST. JEAN DE LUZ.--HENDAYE.--THE BIDASSOA CROSSED.--WINTER IN SPAIN.--IRUN.--CUSTOM-HOUSE OFFICIALS.--ST. SEBASTIAN.--THE ALAMEDA PROMENADE.--THE PLAIN OF VITTORIA. HEN after breakfast we looked out of our window, we perceived on the opposite side of the way a grim old castle, with little grated windows sunk deep into its walls, like the eyes in a consumptive face. And well, indeed, should that old building hide its eyes from all creation, for did not its walls give shelter to the guilty trio who planned within them the devilish scheme of the massacre of St. Bartholomew,--the Duke of Alva, Catherine de' Medici, and her miserable offspring, Charles IX.? A walk about Bayonne brings to notice of course a great amount of fortification, especially the citadel Bayonne. 35 of Vauban, where Marshal Soult and the Duke of Wellington fought very hard and sacrificed a great number of the soldiers of their respective countries. Proceeding in another direction outside the town, the tourist will come to a cemetery where lie forgotten, mouldering in the dust of a foreign land, the remains of the officers of the British guards who fell during the fruitless siege of Bayonne. Down in a dim dell, amongst old trees whispering a requiem in the breeze of falling night, we stood over those solitary graves, near which there was no sign of life, and where the brambles of the wilderness did then' utmost to impede the tributary footsteps of the two English pilgrims to this forgotten shrine of their brave countrymen, on which the last beams of sunset threw what seemed in imagination a bloody light. On a fine southern morning, we climbed on to the top of a crazy diligence, swinging in a very top-heav...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1869. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III. THE CITADEL. -- BIARRITZ. -- HOW THE VISITORS KILL TIME.-- EN" ROUTE FOR SPAIN.--ST. JEAN DE LUZ.--HENDAYE.--THE BIDASSO...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217899609

ISBN - 13:9780217899604

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