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CONTENT S.

CHAPTER I.

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A Confession: the war : an adoption : confidence in fortune sometimes

necessary : hateful character of a spy : a motive for travelling : a moral : anecdote of a royal description : miseries of a Dutch galliot: Calvin and Servetus : religion and a rope's end : Dutch anecdote of fortitude: anecdote of a Newfoundland dog : appearance of Holland from the sea : its coast : a dilemma : the Maas river : anecdote of Napoleon; of a Dutch woman: a disaster : Rotterdam described : leaning houses

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CHAPTER II.
The boompies : Bayle: prerogatives of genius : Spanish inscriptions :

a Dutch dinner : Dutch beggars : a good bargain : anecdotes of some
members of the Batavian executive body : anecdotes of the passion of
the Dutch for traffic : anecdote of Lord Nelson and the Dey of Tunis:
hereditary dresses : the Exchange of Rotterdam; anecdotes of the
English there : several anecdotes of the King and Queen of Holland :
public opinion of them : duty of a tourist

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CHAPTER III.
Commission countenances : physiognomies compared : homage paid to

genius : Erasmus's statue : inscription : revolutionary whims : learned
gallantry : kisses : anecdotes of Erasmus : cathedral of Saint Law-
rence : the rival organ : charity schools : public examinations : ef-
fects of education on the public mind : his Grace the Duke of Bed-
ford : Mr. Lancaster's school

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CHAPTER XX.

Dusseldorf described ; its inhabitants ; the grand ducal court : anec-

dote of Murat : a double entendre : the flying briilge : Cologne : a

contraband peep: the cathedral : a collection of god: : a bon mot :

priestly mummery: anecdote of an archbisbop of Cologne : anecdote

of Rubens and other distinguished persons : present state of Cologne 350

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