Music and Manners in France and Germany (V. 2)
by Henry Fothergill Chorley (9780217257756)

Music and Manners in France and Germany (V. 2)
 
Henry Fothergill Chorley
Release Date: 10 December 0140
Format: Paperback
Pages: 54
Category: Music
ISBN: 9780217257756
ISBN-10: 0217257755



Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAP. II. RUBELAND. Morning on the Brocken. ? Impenetrable Atmosphere. ? Sunrise ? Picturesque Mountain-walk to Schi- ercke. ? Drive from Schiercke to Elbingerode. ? Church Tower; ? A Fantasy on Forms.?Frightful Road. ? Rubeland; ? Its Delicacies and its Shows. ? The Baumanshohle. ? Travelling Parties. The Grotto. ? Music underground. ? Illuminations. ? Echo. ? Triumphal March. ? The Dinner; the Reckoning after it. ? Absurd Predicament. ? North German Goodwill. ? Unsuspiciousness and Art. ? Mrs. Grundy not among the Amateurs. ? Drive from RUbeland to Blankenburg. ? Road Inspector. ? Blankenburg. During the three hours of sleep allowed me, old remembrances and new impressions combined themselves into such a whimsically distinct mosaic, that the transcript of the same would possibly not be the dullest page of these journals. But, according to Dr. Watts, the telling of dreams is the sluggard's occupation, and in the Harz country at least few deserve that character. At five o'clock the inmates of the Brockenhaus were all shaken out of their heavy sleep, to be in time for the far-famed sunrise. One by one the spirits of the last night's orgie made their appearance, looking neither much dirtier nor more debauched for the carouse than they had done the previous evening, and. alertly eager for the spectacle they had mounted to see. It was soon evident, however, that of this they were to be disappointed. The aspect of matters on issuing forth reminded me of a graphic expression in Mr. Monck Mason's account of the ascent of the great Nassau balloon, which he described as at midnight silently cleaving its way through black marble. No less dense and substantial seemed the dingy white fog in the heart of which the summit of the Brocken was imbedded and which only gave way a spa...

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