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Germany, Bohemia, and Hungary, Visited in 1837. Vol. II   By: (1796-1888)

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Transcriber's Note: To improve readability, dashes between entries in the Table of Contents and in chapter subheadings have been converted to periods.

GERMANY, BOHEMIA, AND HUNGARY,

VISITED IN 1837.

By

THE REV. G. R. GLEIG, M.A., CHAPLAIN TO THE ROYAL HOSPITAL, CHELSEA.

IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

LONDON: JOHN W. PARKER, WEST STRAND.

M.DCCC.XXXIX.

CONTENTS OF VOLUME II.

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CHAP. I. The Gulden Krone. Count Thun's Castle and Grounds. Glorious Scenery. The March resumed. Superstitions of the Bohemians not Idolatry. State of Property. Agricultural Population. Kamnitz. The Cow herds. Stein Jena. Hayde 1

CHAP. II. Our Landlady and Washerwoman. The Einsiedlerstein. Its Dungeons and Hall. Its History. Inscription over the Hermit's Grave. Lose our Way. Guided by a Peasant. His Conversation. Mistaken for Italian Musicians. Gabel 34

CHAP. III. General Appearance of the Place. The Inn. Ludicrous Mistakes. The Public Room. Astonishment of the People at the sight of Englishmen. The Priests. Scene in the Tap Room. Kindness of the People. Our Fishing Operations. A Chasse, and a Daylight Ball 57

CHAP. IV. Our Landlord becomes our Guide. Peculiar Scenery of this part of Bohemia. A Village Beer house. Travelling Mechanics. The Torpindas. Toilsome March. Marchovides. Entertainment there 80

CHAP. V. March renewed. Scenery more and more grand. A Population of Weavers. Hochstadt. The Iser. Magnificent River, and capital Trouting. Starkenbach. Kindness of the Inhabitants. Carried to the Chancellor's House. Fish the Iser again. The effect of my sport on a Religious Procession. Supper at the High Bailiff's. Game at Chess. Take leave of our kind Hosts with mutual regret 105

CHAP. VI. The Elbe, a Mountain stream. We Fish it. Dine on our Fish in a Village Inn. The Young Torpinda. Arnau. The Franciscan Convent. Troutenau. The Wandering Minstrels. March continued. Fish the River. Village Inn, and account of the Torpindas. First Meeting with these formidable People in a Wood. Another Pedestrian Tourist. Aderspach. Excellent Quarters. Remarkable Rocks. The Minstrels again 128

CHAP. VII. Walk to Shatzlar. Magnificent Scenery. Extreme Fatigue. Our Landlord. Early associations awakened by a Scene in the Market place. Rest for a day. Ascent of Schnee Koppee. Halt at a Village on the Silesian side 161

CHAP. VIII. Warmbrunn. Objects around. Dilemma. Hirschberg. How Travellers may manage when their Purses grow light. Pass for Russians, and derive great benefit from the arrangement. Lang Wasser. Greiffenberg. The Prussian Landwehr. Golden Traum. Scene in the Village Inn. Bernstadt. Hernhut. The Hernhuters. Agriculture in Bohemia. Schlukenau. Schandau 179

CHAP. IX. The Diligence from Dresden to Töplitz. The Field of Kulm. The Battle, and the Monuments that record it 243

CHAP. X. Töplitz. Its Gaieties. Journey resumed. First View of Prague. General Character of the City. The Hradschin. Cathedral. University. Historical details connected with it. The Reformation in Bohemia 278

CHAP. XI. The Jews' Town. Visits to various Points worth noticing. State of Public Feeling 333

CHAP. XII. Quit Prague. Journey to Brünn by Königgratz. State of the Country. Brünn. Its Public Buildings. Absence of the Moravian Brethren 353

CHAP. XIII. Country between Brünn and Vienna. Vienna. Journey to Presburg. Presburg. The Hungarian Constitution 372

GERMANY, BOHEMIA, AND HUNGARY, IN 1837.

CHAPTER I.

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