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Belgium. Illustrated and embellished with views of the world's famous places and people, being the identical discourses delivered during the past eighteen years under the title of the Stoddard lectures.

TitleBelgium - John L. Stoddard's Lectures
AuthorJohn L. Stoddard
PublisherNorwood Press
Year1901
Copyright1901, John L. Stoddard
AmazonJohn L. Stoddard's Lectures 13 Volume Set
-Belgium
The supreme benefit of travel lies in the priceless recollections which we bring back from our wanderings. Memory is the key that, in our hours of revery, unlocks hall after hall of happy reminiscen...
-Belgium. Part 2
Rembrandt. Among the many scenes thus happily recalled, few are more interesting than those connected with the Netherlands. For centuries Belgium and Holland have been called the Low Countries; but...
-Belgium. Part 3
A Flemish Family. Brussels, the capital of Belgium, is often called a miniature Paris. In fact, a traveler suddenly transported thither would hardly know that he was not in some retired section of ...
-Belgium. Part 4
The Hotel De Ville. On the other sides of the Grand Place, as it is often called, are still to be seen a number of imposing buildings, con-structed three or four centuries ago, yet well-preserved, ...
-Belgium. Part 5
Egmont And Hoorn. A Brussels Park. Monument To Admiral Tromp. Godfrey De Bouillon. The monument erected to the memory of Egmont and to that of his loyal friend, Count Hoorn, is a reminder ...
-Belgium. Part 6
The splendor of the Brussels Bourse is now surpassed by that of the new Palace of Justice, the cost of which was more than ten million dollars. It would be difficult to find in any city a secular buil...
-Belgium. Part 7
Modern Buildings. Monument To Leopold I. The Queen Of Belgium. The Queen of Belgium is a Princess of the House of Hapsburg, and like most of the ladies of her family is a famous horsewoman. I...
-Belgium. Part 8
The question, whether it would be possible to preserve the neutrality of Belgium in case of war between France and some other Continental Power, is extremely interesting. It is well understood that th...
-Belgium. Part 9
It is not necessary to recount the thrilling story of the battle. It has been told in every language of the civilized world, and many volumes have been written in explanation of its strategy and its r...
-Belgium. Part 10
Leaving this church, we walked a little distance to some mediaeval cloisters of rare beauty. Through their deserted walls the winds of centuries have blown, but they retain sufficient traces of their ...
-Belgium. Part 11
A Gate, Bruges. I could not see that any business, save a little petty traffic, was transacted here, and it is said that nearly one-third of the inhabitants of Bruges are paupers. Beggars and guide...
-Belgium. Part 12
Antwerp Harbor. But, alas! when did so great a treasure ever long escape the clutch of the despoiler? The Spaniards coveted this goodly city, and laid upon it the same cruel hand that proved a curs...
-Belgium. Part 13
The Cathedral, Antwerp. The Statue Of Rubens. The Elevation Of The Cross (Rubens). We climbed to the lofty belfry of the cathedral, and looked down on the city and the adjoining plain; and,...









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