Tour In England, Ireland, And France; In The Years 1826, 1827, 1828, And 1829. With Remarks On The…

Paperback | February 12, 2012

byHermann Puckler-muskau

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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. 1833 Excerpt: ... After an hour of intense enjoyment, I rode at the full speed of a pony, 'which I hired in Anglesea, to the great bridge. The best point of view is from the beach, near some fishing huts about a hundred paces from the bridge. The more thoroughly and minutely I viewed it, the greater was my astonishment. I thought I beheld in a dream a filagree work suspended by fairies in the air. In short, the fancy cannot exhaust itself in comparisons; and as a stage-coach with four horses drove rapidly over the arch a hundred feet high and six hundred wide, half concealed by the intertexture of the chains on which the bridge is suspended, I thought I saw larks fluttering in a net. The men who were seated in various parts of the chain-work, giving it its first coat of paint, were like captive insects. Those who know the castle at Berlin will be able to form some idea of the enormous dimensions of this bridge, when they hear that it would stand perfectly well under the centre arch: and yet the chains hold the latter so firmly, that even driving at the quickest rate or with the heaviest burden, which is by no means forbidden, does not excite the smallest perceptible vibration. The bridge is divided at the top into three roads, one for going, another for returning, and a third for foot-passengers. The planks rest on an iron grating, so that they are easily removed when out of repair, and no danger is to be apprehended'when they break. Every three years the whole iron work receives a fresh coat of paint, to prevent rust. The name of the architect, who has earned a high and lasting reputation, is Telford. 'Sur ce, n'ayant plus rien k dire,' I close my epistle, and wish you, my dear Julia, all the happiness and blessings you deserve, ' et e'est beaucoup dire.' Ever your most fa...

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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. 1833 Excerpt: ... After an hour of intense enjoyment, I rode at the full speed of a pony, 'which I hired in Anglesea, to the great bridge. The be...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.6 inPublished:February 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217139345

ISBN - 13:9780217139342

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