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Spain. 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.

TitleSpain - John L. Stoddard's Lectures
AuthorJohn L. Stoddard
PublisherNorwood Press
Year1901
Copyright1901, John L. Stoddard
AmazonJohn L. Stoddard's Lectures 13 Volume Set
-Spain
Not many years ago, a tour in Spain was regarded as a dangerous enterprise. Even the Spaniards themselves, when about to travel in their own country, first, by way of preparation, sent for a priest ...
-Spain. Part 2
Traveling Through The Pyrenees. A Tower Of The Burgos Cathedral. The beautiful cathedral at Burgos tempted us to break the journey midway between the frontier and Madrid, and spend twenty-four h...
-Spain. Part 3
Statue Of Philip IV, Madrid. Somebody has said that the king who first made Madrid a court residence, cannot yet have gotten out of purgatory, so great was the evil inflicted thereby on the nation....
-Spain. Part 4
The Royal Palace in Madrid is universally conceded to be one of the most imposing kingly residences in the world. I can recall but two which are comparable to it: the Winter Palace of the Tsar at St. ...
-Spain. Part 5
Another prominent building in Madrid is the House of Parliament. Before this, in the centre of the square, stands a bronze statue of Spain's greatest literary genius, - the author of the immortal Don ...
-Spain. Part 6
The Picture-Gallery, Madrid. The Escorial. Chief among the artists represented here is, of course, Murillo, of whom the Spaniards say that he painted flesh tints with milk and blood. Murillo is ...
-Spain. Part 7
A Corridor In The Escorial. A Court In The Escorial. There is, however, one minute part of this building which looks habitable; for within the handle of the gridiron are a few apartments, made c...
-Spain. Part 8
I never shall forget how delightful it was to leave the Escorial. When once again we breathed fresh air and saw the open sky, we laughed for joy. They seemed to be features of another world from which...
-Spain. Part 9
The Bridge Of Alcantara. Beyond the portcullis and tower which mark the two extremities of the bridge, the road winds gradually around the hill like an Alpine pass, up to the Alcazar, a stronghold ...
-Spain. Part 10
A Door Of The Cathedral Of Toledo. The Carved Stalls In The Cathedral. A Superb Vista. I shall never forget the moment when we stood on one of the battlements of Toledo, and looked directly d...
-Spain. Part 11
On that memorable Sunday afternoon it was swarming with people. The sidewalks, too, were crowded with excited, noisy pedestrians, eager to advance. They dared not, however, venture into the street, fo...
-Spain. Part 12
The murmur of thousands of voices, the cries of the venders of oranges and fresh water, and the cheers of eager spectators, as different movements were made preparatory to the combat, all formed a con...
-Spain. Part 13
The Picador's Attack. The Picador's Overthrow. The second horse also soon dropped in the agonies of death, and, as new picadors came in, the bull, within fifteen minutes, had killed three horses...
-Spain. Part 14
The Bull Harassed By Dogs. But this was not all. When the banderilleros were exhausted, fierce dogs were let loose in the ring to rouse the wearied bull to a new pitch of fury. Just at the moment w...
-Spain. Part 15
It is well known that, notwithstanding the skill of the participants, fatal accidents sometimes occur in these encounters, and frequently there are hair-breadth escapes. The famous matador Frascuelo w...
-Spain. Part 16
Entrance To The Mosque Of Cordova. One relic of the Moors in Cordova is the ruined tower of Abd-er-Rahman - the most enlightened of all the Moorish caliphs. Once it formed part of his magnificent p...
-Spain. Part 17
In The Mosque Of Cordova. A fragment of the old Moorish ceiling was recently discovered here. The wood is arbor vitae, which is considered practically incorruptible - at all events, this portion is...
-Spain. Part 18
This spire soon faded from our view amid the bustle and excitement of arrival, as we drove rapidly through the streets to our hotel. How thoroughly Spanish were the sights around us! Now we were passi...
-Spain. Part 19
A Spanish Courtyard. Grated Windows. A Religious Procession In Seville. One day, in strolling through the streets of Seville, we saw approaching us a religious procession, conveying through t...
-Spain. Part 20
In one of the streets of this attractive city we were shown a little wine-shop, said to have been the home of the Barber of Seville, whom the novel of Beaumarchais and the Opera of Rossini have made...
-Spain. Part 21
In The Alcazar, Seville. This charming palace possesses for every visitor from the New World a special interest; for it was here that Queen Isabella gave her private jewels to Columbus, that he mig...
-Spain. Part 22
On The Alhambra Hill. One Of The Vermilion Towers. Loosed From The Mountain Fastnesses Above. Approaching finally the terminus of these curving avenues, we stood before a large square tower o...
-Spain. Part 23
Interior Of The Palace Of Charles V. In the centre is still a marble basin of water, one hundred and thirty feet in length, now tenanted by goldfish and surrounded by hedges of myrtle and orange-tr...
-Spain. Part 24
Entrance To Mosque, In The Alhambra. Bearing these facts in mind, we entered the charming Mosque of the Alhambra, intended as a place of worship for the inmates of the palace. This was an essential...
-Spain. Part 25
The masterpiece of the Alhambra is the Court of the Lions. It occupies the centre of the palace and is surrounded by a spacious courtyard, once paved with blocks of snow-white marble, fragments of w...
-Spain. Part 26
The Alhambra Battlements. Deeds like this can best explain to us the mystery of the Moorish downfall. It is the old, old story of internal weakness and dissension. For where the caliph's wives were...
-Spain. Part 27
He Is Thinking Of Granada. The last portion of Spain to linger in my vision as I left its shores was the Rock of Gibraltar, crouched like a monster sphinx upon the border of the sea, guarding the m...









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