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The Rhine | John Stoddard's Lectures



The Rhine. 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.

TitleRhine - John L. Stoddard's Lectures
AuthorJohn L. Stoddard
PublisherNorwood Press
Year1901
Copyright1901, John L. Stoddard
AmazonJohn L. Stoddard's Lectures 13 Volume Set
-The Rhine
The leading rivers of our globe have played a most important part in its development. They are more than mere currents of descending water. Ideas float along their surface. They have ever been the...
-The Rhine. Part 2
The Bridge At Mainz. An Alpine Glacier. The Cradle Of The Rhine. A few miles farther down its course, we find the youthful river rushing on, apparently eager to prove its newfound strength an...
-The Rhine. Part 3
It was in 1817, while Napoleon was still a captive at St. Helena, that Hortense, exiled from France by the decision of the allied Powers, came to this quiet resting-place, hoping to end her troubled l...
-The Rhine. Part 4
The Garden At Arenenberg. The Rhine Above Schaffhausen. The Falls Of Schaffhausen. The Freedom-Seeking Rhine. As I stood just now by the Falls of the Rhine, I was suddenly seized with a...
-The Rhine. Part 5
A Glimpse Of Baden-Baden. Baden-Baden. The Theatre. The Restaurant. The Hotel Messmer. In The Allee At Baden. The Park, Conversation House, And Hotel Messmer. The Music-Stand....
-The Rhine. Part 6
It must be acknowledged, however, that, since the Franco-Prussian War, the gay and fashionable life of Baden has largely disappeared. The place still remains delightful, but it no longer effervesces l...
-The Rhine. Part 7
The Gateway. The Entrance. The Banquet Hall In The Old Castle. Ruined Walls. It is, of course, for the interest of the people of Baden to make the place as beautiful and inviting as possib...
-The Rhine. Part 8
In The Black Forest. The Ruin's Of All Saints. Hidden away from the world, in the cool depths of the Black Forest, within the shade of stately trees and within easy distance of some beautiful ca...
-The Rhine. Part 9
A Corner In The Courtyard. The Courtyard Of Heidelberg Castle. The presence of ivy, in connection with the ruins of the past, is one of the most beautiful and suggestive sights in nature. It is ...
-The Rhine. Part 10
It was one of the old Roman strongholds built along the Rhine; and, shortly before the birth of Christ, the Roman general, Drusus, built across the river at this point a bridge of stone. Since then po...
-The Rhine. Part 11
Soon after leaving Mainz, we find ourselves within the region of ruined castles, tenanted only by the genii of the past. From time to time old crumbling walls, or solitary towers, cast their dark si...
-The Rhine. Part 12
They have whetted their teeth against the stones, And now they pick the bishop's bones; They gnawed the flesh from every limb; For they were sent to do judgment on him. At the union of the Rhine a...
-The Rhine. Part 13
An Ancient Toll House. Castle Of Schonberg. Senseless Stone. Of love they ever made a jest, For a stony heart was in each breast; Now, sunk in the Rhine for their sins to atone, They are ch...
-The Rhine. Part 14
The Castles Of The Brothers. Falkenburg. At the same instant, the sword of his opponent pierced each lover's breast, and the two brothers fell in death, a look of hatred, yet of triumph, on each...
-The Rhine. Part 15
While yet one drop of life-blood flows, The sword shall never know repose; While yet one arm the shot can pour, The foe shall never reach thy shore. Rest, Fatherland, for sons of thine Shall steadfa...
-The Rhine. Part 16
Stolzenfels And The River Lahn. Capellen And Stolzenfels. The National Monument, Ems. The visitor to Ems, a score of years ago, would often meet, in one of the hotels or on the promenade, a t...
-The Rhine. Part 17
The legend of the hero, Siegfried, who slew the monster, and became invulnerable by bathing in its blood, has been immortalized in song and story. Another myth, however, makes the slayer of the dragon...
-The Rhine. Part 18
View From The Drachenfels. A Glimpse From Rolandseck. Ruins Of Rolandseck. Upon this island a convent, embowered in trees, still occupies the site of the institution founded centuries ago, an...
-The Rhine. Part 19
Equally remarkable in another way was the poet Arndt, the inspired bard of Germany during the great uprising of the nation against Napoleon. His patriotic songs were then to German hearts what militar...
-The Rhine. Part 20
The spires reach the almost unexampled height of five hundred and twelve feet, which is just equal to the entire length of the cathedral; and the height of the gable in the transept exactly correspond...









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