Travels In The United States, Etc., During 1849 And 1850 (volume 3)

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byEmmeline Stuart-wortley

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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. 1851. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XV. THE CITY OF WASHINGTON.--PENNSYLVANIA-AVENUE.--THE "CITY OF MAGNIFICENT DISTANCES."--THE STENTORIAN GENTLEMAN AND HIS HOGS. THE CAPITOL DESCRIBED. MONUMENT TO WASHINGTON. THE NAVY YARD.--GEORGETOWN.--A DIGRESSION TO TUNIS.--PUBLIC BUILDINGS.--THE POSTOFFICE. THE PATENT OFFICE. THE TREASURY. THE PRESIDENT'S MANSION--THE " WHITE HOUSE."--VISIT TO GENERAL TAYLOR, THE LATE PRESIDENT.--HIS DAUGHTER, MRS. BLISS. APPEARANCE OF GENERAL TAYLOR. HIS AFFABILITY. HIS CONVERSATION.--INVITATION TO THE AUTHORESS.--HEAT OF THE WEATHER IN NOVEMBER. Washington would be a beautiful city if it were built; but as it is not I cannot say much about it. There is the Capitol, however, standing like the sun, from which are to radiate majestic beams of streets and avenues of enor. mous breadth and astonishing length; but at present the execution limps and lingers sadly after the design. This noble metropolitan myth hovers over the north bank of the Potomac (this Indian name means, I believe, the wild swan, or the river of the wild swan), about one hun CITY OF WASHINGTON. 149 dred and twenty miles from Chesapeake bay and at the head of tide water. Pennsylvaniaavenue is splendid: it is about three hundred feet broad; but the houses are not colossal enough to be in keeping with the immense space appropriated to the thoroughfare. They should be at least as high as the highest of old Edinburgh houses, instead of like those of London, which some one compared to the Paris ones making a profound curtsey. Now these Pennsylvania-avenue habitations seem making a very distant curtsey indeed to their opposite non-neighbours; and it made us think of people at an immensely wide dining-table, separated as "far as the poles asunder/' by way of a pleasing rencontre and social intercourse...

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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. 1851. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XV. THE CITY OF WASHINGTON.--PENNSYLVANIA-AVENUE.--THE "CITY OF MAGNIFICENT DISTANCES."--THE STENTORIAN GENTLEMAN AND ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217139574

ISBN - 13:9780217139571

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