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South Tyrol | John Stoddard's Lectures



South Tyrol. 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.

TitleSouth Tyrol - John L. Stoddard's Lectures
AuthorJohn L. Stoddard
PublisherNorwood Press
Year1901
Copyright1901, John L. Stoddard
AmazonJohn L. Stoddard's Lectures 13 Volume Set
-South Tyrol
Obermais! Obermais!. Charming bit of Paradise, Where the palm and snow are blended, Where life's joys seem never ended, Where the purl of limpid streams Haunts the traveler's deepest dreams; Girt ...
-South Tyrol. Part 2
In The Author's Garden. Sunshine And Shadow In Meran. Blossom1ng Time. The German Protestant Church, Meran. Thou hast indeed a magic spell Alike for every season's span; The God of li...
-South Tyrol. Part 3
Drusus, The Conqueror Of The Tyrol. Foundation Of The Old Roman Bridge. Meran, Obermais, And Mt. Ifinger. In the days of the Caesars this settlement bore the musical name of Maia, which no...
-South Tyrol. Part 4
Interior Of The Church. A Tyrolese Maiden. ST. Valentine's Church, From The Mountain. A Tyrolese Peasant. This ignorance concerning the first St. Valentine is the more surprising, beca...
-South Tyrol. Part 5
The Prince's Castle, Meran. The Bedroom. He knew both French and Latin, admired Chaucer and other early English bards, and had himself composed such excellent verses that he was called the Po...
-South Tyrol. Part 6
Sigmundskron Schloss, Near Botzen. Standing upon the very brink of the precipitous hill that overlooks the town, the most conspicuous object in the immediate neighborhood of Meran is a square, cre...
-South Tyrol. Part 7
Schloss Labers, Oberma1s. A life of leisure need not be a life of laziness. Montaigne has truly said, It is not merely possessing, but enjoying, that makes us happy. But how many possessors of ...
-South Tyrol. Part 8
A Street In Meran. A Flower Corso In The Sport-Platz, Meran. The Orchestra At Meran. A Portion Of The Wandelhalle. Yet, unlike many rendezvous for invalids, the quest for health is not...
-South Tyrol. Part 9
The Crypt Of St. Zeno's Church. For some mysterious reason, however, St. Zeno seemed to accomplish little for Meran, and his prestige and popularity diminished. Perhaps if the town had suffered le...
-South Tyrol. Part 10
Schloss Lebenburg And Its Vineyards In Winter. A Contemplative Saltner. Since in the earliest paradise on record poor human nature found the plucking of forbidden fruit an irresistible temptat...
-South Tyrol. Part 11
An Apple Tree In Obermais. A Bunch Of Meran Apples. But grapes are not the only product of these valleys. Pomona almost rivals Bacchus here. Apples and pears grown near Meran are regularly sen...
-South Tyrol. Part 12
Such actions, too, like all which spring from individual volition, free from superior orders or suggestions, are almost always natural and picturesque. Thus the Mohammedan, kneeling on the desert, and...
-South Tyrol. Part 13
A peasant's house, near meran. Narrow, of course, the religious vision of these people is, but none can doubt the genuineness of their faith; and few can view without compassion some weary toiler,...
-South Tyrol. Part 14
For the third time the Tyrol was free. The peasant leader now became the ruler of the country. Coins were struck with his effigy, and proclamations were issued in his name. Yet this was not in the lea...
-South Tyrol. Part 15
Andreas Hofer's Home. Even the printed record of such a life and death is thrilling; but how much more do they impress us, when, after driving through his native valley, we see the modest house in...
-South Tyrol. Part 16
Monument To Hofer On Berg Isel. The Open-Air Theatre In Meran. The Battle Scene In The Play Andreas Hofer. What could be more instructive and inspiring than national history thus taught?...
-South Tyrol. Part 17
The Passeier Thor. A View In Obermais. Schloss Tyrol And The Vintschgau Valley. The word Tyrol can, however, be traced back to the Latin Teriolis, - the name of a Roman fortress existi...
-South Tyrol. Part 18
Doorway Of The Chapel, Schloss Tyrol. The Old Chapel Of Schloss TyrL. But the significance of this building is not limited to the Tyrol. It is in some respects the most interesting castl...
-South Tyrol. Part 19
Schloss TyrL, From The West. Ruins Of Schloss Maultasch. Remains Of The Castle On The Zenoberg. When Margaret's husband died in 1361, and in less than a year thereafter her only son,...
-South Tyrol. Part 20
Schloss Rametz, Obermais. Schloss Forst. The clangor that reverberated through the courtyard when I pulled the iron bell-handle was answered by the deep-voiced challenge of two dogs which, as ...
-South Tyrol. Part 21
Could we but understand the murmur of the silvery river, Etsch, which rushes musically by, what might we not discover of the wars, loves, joys, crimes, sorrows, and adventures of those who have been m...
-South Tyrol. Part 22
Entrance To The Dungeon In Schloss Forst. On The Way To Oswald's Birthplace. Schloss Trostburg, Early Home Of Oswald. Door Of Dungeon, And Chain Once Attached To Oswald. To all appeara...
-South Tyrol. Part 23
The name Minnesinger - derived from the old word Minne, signifying love - sufficiently indicates the usual subject of their compositions, which they were wont to sing to their own accompaniment on t...
-South Tyrol. Part 24
Thus the bard of love departed; And, fulfilling his desire, On his tomb the birds were feasted By the children of the choir. Time has long effaced the inscriptions On the cloister's funeral stone...
-South Tyrol. Part 25
The Mendel Road And The Dolomites. But the incomparable, peerless drive in the vicinity of Meran is, and must ever be, the crossing of the Stelvio to Italy. Of this the winter visitors to South Ty...
-South Tyrol. Part 26
Schloss Naturns, In The Vintschgau Valley. The Roman Tower At Mals, Looking Toward The Ortler. A Spanish Chestnut Tree In South Tyrol. The journey from Meran to the summit of the Stelvio f...
-South Tyrol. Part 27
Climbing The Ortler. The Stelvio Road And One Of The Ortler Glaciers. The Stelvio Road, Seen From The Ortler. All carriage traffic ceases here at the beginning of October. Those who attemp...
-South Tyrol. Part 28
But it is not the lower world of men that holds us captive here. The sweet, white peace of the high Alps invades and dominates the soul. In a pure, stainless air, which we inhale more rapidly, perhaps...









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