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Bohemia | John Stoddard's Lectures



Bohemia. 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.

TitleBohemia - John L. Stoddard's Lectures
AuthorJohn L. Stoddard
PublisherNorwood Press
Year1901
Copyright1901, John L. Stoddard
AmazonJohn L. Stoddard's Lectures 13 Volume Set
-Bohemia
Among mankind's erroneous beliefs, which explanations do not cure, or refutations kill, are two pertaining to Bohemia. The first is that Bohemians are Germans. The second is that they are gipsies. B...
-Bohemia. Part 2
Even the names of towns and railway stations are frequently unrecognizable in their novel forms. Prague, for example, changes into Praha, Brunn to Brno, Olmutz to Olomouci, Eger to Cheb, and even our ...
-Bohemia. Part 3
Driving Through Bohemia. The Old Bohemian Town Of Eger. The Czech Bridge At Prague. Thus, many good Czech Catholics revere the memory of the Protestant leader, Hus, because he was a sturdy ...
-Bohemia. Part 4
Old Astronomical Clock,Prague. The German Theatre, Prague. General View Of Prague. Prague. A Czech Farmer. A Hall In The Bohemian Royal Palace. A river, not unlike the Seine at Paris...
-Bohemia. Part 5
Charles' Bridge. On The Bridge. At each extremity of this famous bridge rises a noble gate-tower dating from the fifteenth century. These, with another similar structure in the city, called the ...
-Bohemia. Part 6
The Powder Tower. A Distant View Of The Powder Tower. The Great Bridge Tower. Statue Of Charles IV., Prague. Charles IV. In Profile. Charles' Bridge And The Vltava. Up to that time t...
-Bohemia. Part 7
The Old Hussite Church (Teynkirche). North Doorway Of The Hussite Church. The emperor, Sigis-mund, had given him a safe-conduct, but this was disregarded by his enemies on the ground that contra...
-Bohemia. Part 8
A reward of sixty shillings was offered for the capture of a Hussite layman; three hundred for a Hussite priest. Prisoners were buried alive, or burned. Another mode of massacre was driving them over ...
-Bohemia. Part 9
The Black Tower, Eger. Palace Of Wallenstein. What a relentless Nemesis pursued the three most famous generals in that awful conflict: upon the Protestant side the Swede, Gustavus Adolphus; upon...
-Bohemia. Part 10
Ground ruthlessly between the upper and the lower millstones, there were always Israelites. Their quarter was the Ghetto, and their garb the gabardine. Restricted to a labyrinth of narrow streets, swa...
-Bohemia. Part 11
Memorials Of A Tragic Past. Beneath each stone are many graves, placed one above another. After the Ghetto of the living, the Ghetto of the dead! The monuments are of different shapes and sizes, an...
-Bohemia. Part 12
The Rudolfinum, Conservatory Of Music And Art Museum. A national proverb says that every Czech is born with a violin in his hand! Certainly some of the virtuosi whom this Conservatory has graduated...
-Bohemia. Part 13
Kubelik. The Hradschin, From The Moldau. The Archbishop's Residence And The Entrance To The Palace On The Hradschin. A Banquet-Hall Deserted. The Palace. It was not, therefore, at cl...
-Bohemia. Part 14
The Hall Of Homage. The Towers, From The Belvedere. An Approach To Hie Hradsch1n. The crown of Prague is the Hradschin. The jewel in that crown is its cathedral. From the old citadel's encirc...
-Bohemia. Part 15
The Cathedral. Statue Of Venceslas. The High Altar Of The Cathedral. Carlstein. While Venceslas is deemed the patron of Bohemia, the saintly guardian of Prague is John of Nepomuc, the stor...
-Bohemia. Part 16
But there has been a resurrection, or at least a renaissance. To every Czech the vanished independence of his nation is a Paradise Lost. At first historians rose, like Dobner, Dobrovsky, and above all...
-Bohemia. Part 17
Some are already seldom-visited nonentities-their past forgotten, and their art ignored. At all events, Prague never will consent to be a German city until its palaces are laid in ashes, and its stree...
-Bohemia. Part 18
What Will The Future Bring?. True, it does not especially exert itself to win them, and has the air of being a little too conscious of its power. Knowing that crowds must come to drink its waters f...
-Bohemia. Part 19
Library Of The Monastery Of Tepl. Central Bathing Establishment, Marienbad. The administration of such places as Marienbad, Homburg, Baden-Baden, and Meran is one of the fine arts. At least four...
-Bohemia. Part 20
The Colonnade, Marienbad. The Forest Spring. One of the most revered of all Marienbad's patients in the past was the immortal demigod of Weimar, Goethe. In quest of health, he came here for a pa...
-Bohemia. Part 21
There can, indeed, be little doubt that German forests have, from earliest times, imparted something of their own nobility to German character. For, though so eminently practical, scientific, painstak...









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