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Switzerland | John Stoddard's Lectures



Switzerland. 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.

TitleSwitzerland - John L. Stoddard's Lectures
AuthorJohn L. Stoddard
PublisherNorwood Press
Year1901
Copyright1901, John L. Stoddard
AmazonJohn L. Stoddard's Lectures 13 Volume Set
-Switzerland
The Parsees say that mountains are the heads of the long pins that bind the world together. Geologists assure us that they are merely wrinkles on the face of Mother Earth, while we all know that, r...
-Switzerland. Part 2
Sunset At Interlaken The sun is low; Yon peak of snow Is purpling 'neath the sunset glow; The rosy light Makes richly bright The Jungfrau's veil of snowy white. From vales that sleep Night's sha...
-Switzerland. Part 3
Modern Alpine Climbing. In startling contrast to my first ascent to the place, now many years ago, it was by this luxurious mode of travel that I recently approached the little village known as Mu...
-Switzerland. Part 4
A moment or two later we entered the well-known cavern in this glacier - a strange and chilling passageway, two hundred feet in length, cut in the solid ice, whose gleaming walls and roof seemed to be...
-Switzerland. Part 5
Filled with such thoughts, as we beheld the humble but well-kept and ever picturesque dwellings of the farmers of this valley, I called to mind, as a consoling antidote to one's first natural sympathy...
-Switzerland. Part 6
Lucerne And Mount Pilate. The Alpine Elevator On Mount Pilate. One of the greatest pleasures of the tourist in Lucerne is to sail out, as he may do at almost any hour of the day, upon its love...
-Switzerland. Part 7
I lie forever at thy feet, Dear hill with lofty crown; My waters smile thy crags to greet, As they look proudly down. The odor of thy wind-tossed pines Is message sweet to me; It makes me dimple wi...
-Switzerland. Part 8
Vitznau On Lake Lucerne. The number of railroad bridges on the St. Gotthard aston-ished me. Their name is legion. Across them long trains make their way among the clouds like monster centipedes, c...
-Switzerland. Part 9
One Of The Many. Early next morning the mayor himself hurried to the spot, eager to see if Satan had fulfilled his contract. The bridge was completed, and there sat Satan, swinging his legs over t...
-Switzerland. Part 10
A Corridor In The Hospice. Dogs Of St. Bernard. How good the hot soup and wine instantly brought us by the kind friars! How comforting the thought of our surroundings, as the baffled storm bea...
-Switzerland. Part 11
Chamonix And Mount Blanc. Mer De Glace From Hotel Montaverde. Appalling Precipices. Zurich, With Distant. Alps. Frozen Cataracts. Perennial snow, perennial stream, Perennial motio...
-Switzerland. Part 12
At once a strong desire seizes us to explore those boundless fields of crystal clearness, and yet we shrink from all the toil and danger thus involved. But, suddenly, as our gaze returns to earth, we ...
-Switzerland. Part 13
An Ice Wall. Huts Of Shelter On Mont Blanc. Farewell; I trust that we shall meet in heaven! But such a mountain as Mont Blanc can rarely be ascended in a single day. Two days are generally gi...
-Switzerland. Part 14
English Church, Chamonix. The night has a thousand eyes, And the day but one; Yet the light of the bright world dies, With the dying sun! The mind has a thousand eyes, And the heart but one; Y...
-Switzerland. Part 15
Leuk. I never shall forget the baths of Leuk. Shades of the Mermaids! what a sight they presented. In a somewhat shabby hall, containing great compartments of hot water, I saw a multitude of heads...
-Switzerland. Part 16
Rousseau's island. Geneva - Rue De Mont Blanc. Dogs At Work - Geneva. Lake Geneva. Castle Of Ch1llon. The poet Shelley narrowly escaped drowning in its waters. At one point Madame ...
-Switzerland. Part 17
Castle Of Chillon. The Dungeon Of Chillon. The Matterhorn Exacted Speedy Vengeance. Historic Waters. Zermatt. Safe From Mountain Perils. Falls Of The Rhine, Schaffhausen. A...









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