A Wanderer's Notes, Volumen2

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Chapman and Hall, 1888
 

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Página 25 - The Principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia shall continue to enjoy under the suzerainty of the Porte, and under the guarantee of the Contracting Powers, the privileges and immunities of which they are in possession. No exclusive protection shall be exercised over them by any of the guaranteeing Powers. There shall be no separate right of interference in their internal affairs.
Página 3 - Cusa by men who owed him everything, travelling in the Principalities was an enterprise of infinite difficulty and of no little danger. Whether you entered them by land or water, so soon as you passed the Austrian frontier, or landed from the Austrian boat, you experienced the sensation of having quitted the modern world, and of being under some strange spell that had turned the hand of Time's clock several centuries backwards, and transported you, with your nineteenth-century clothes, luggage, requirements,...
Página 158 - ... their own post-chariot" and drove into the School Yard, where they were received by two of the Fellows, and the Head-Master and Usher, the Provost being laid up with an attack of the gout. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord North, and other distinguished persons were assembled in the Upper School, and no time was lost in proceeding to the business of the day. Lord Wellesley, one of the senior Oppidans, enjoyed the exceptional honour of making two recitations, the latter of which, Lord Strafford's...
Página 171 - A few words may not be out of place here with regard to the relation of the male to the female series, and to the possible interpretation of two of the female names.
Página 10 - That was the official view of the Prince, who was really a very amiable and well-meaning young gentleman, and had made a considerable impression on the shifty, impulsive, Oriental-minded Boyars, by his strict Prussian uprightness, quiet, unemotional bearing, and steady adherence to the principles of order and discipline. Such a Hospodar must have, at first, aroused the passion of astonishment in the Boyar breast to no ordinary height ; and I can well imagine that it may have been precisely the negatively...
Página 7 - Social immorality had attained its apogee, not only amongst the higher classes, but throughout all strata of the "formation". Divorce was as common as the open disregard of the marriage tie. Nine-tenths of the population did not know how to read or write. The army was officered in a manner which defies description, and is much better forgotten than recalled. Like the Ireland of fifty years ago, Romania suffered from the curse of absenteeism. The money wrung from the soil by the peasant's labour was...
Página 7 - ... years ago, Romania suffered from the curse of absenteeism. The money wrung from the soil by the peasant's labour was chiefly spent out of the country. Paris, Vienna, Milan, Rome, and all the European hells, during the gambling season, were the favourite residences and resorts of the Romanian Boyars, whose agents squeezed the tiller of the soil to within an inch of his life, enriching themselves by that process as well as supplying his Domnul or Lord with the means of living en grand seigneur...
Página 7 - formation". Divorce was as common as the open disregard of the marriage tie. Nine-tenths of the population did not know how to read or write. The army was officered in a manner which defies description, and is much better forgotten than recalled. Like the Ireland of fifty years ago, Romania suffered from the curse of absenteeism. The money wrung from the soil by the peasant's labour was chiefly spent out of the country. Paris, Vienna, Milan, Rome, and all the European hells, during the gambling season,...
Página 131 - There must be somethingwrong with us, and if so, what is it ? Of course there was a time — and not so very long ago — when men were tyrants and kept women under. Nowadays the only thing denied them in polite circles is to whisk around by themselves after dark, and plenty of them do that. The law is giving them, with both hands, almost everything they ask for nearly as rapidly as existing inequalities are pointed out, and the...
Página 7 - Roumania of 1874 as there is between a sedan-chair and a locomotive. In the latter year the whole country had already been opened up to trade and enterprise by good roads, communal, vicinal, and highway. Of the last class nearly two thousand miles were completed and open to public traffic, against thirty in 1864. Excellent railways traversed the most productive districts, and connected the provincial centres of commerce. Much had been talked and written about the Koumanian railways which may have...

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