A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels - Volume 18 eBook

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345.  Reise durch Sacksen.  Von N.G.  Leske.  Leips. 1785. 4to.—­Natural history and economy.

346.  Beobachtungen uber Natur und Menschen.  Von F.E.  Lieberoth.  Frankfort, 1791. 8vo.

347.  Economische und Statische reisen durch Chur-Sacksen, &c.  Von H. Engel.  Leips. 1803. 8vo.

348.  Bemerkungen einer Reisenden durch die Prussischen Staaten.  Von J.H.  Ulrich.  Altenb. 1781. 8vo.

349.  Briefe uber Schlesien Krakau, und die Glatz. 1791.  Von J.L.  Zoellner.  Berlin, 1793. 2 vols. 8vo.

350.  Reise durch einer Theil Preussen, Hambro, 1801. 2 vols. 8vo.—­This work was drawn up by two travellers:  one of whom supplied the statistical remarks, and the other, who traversed Prussia on foot, the remarks on entomology, amber, the sturgeon fishery, and other branches of natural history and economics.

351.  Wanderrungen durch Rugen.  Von Carl.  Nernst.  Dusseld. 1801. 8vo.—­This island affords interesting notices on manners, ancient superstitions, particularly the worship of Ertha, besides statistical and geographical remarks.

352.  Rhein-Reise.  Von A.J.  Von Wakerbert.  Halberstadt, 1794. 8vo.

353.  Ansichten des Rheins.  Von Jno.  Vogt.  Bremen, 1805. 8vo.—­This is a strange mixture of the picturesque, the romantic, and the instructive:  the instructive parts contain historical and topographical notices of the cities on the Rhine, and curious details on its most famous wines.

354.  Historische Jaarbocken, von oud nieven Friesland door Foeke Siverd.  Leowarden, 1769. 8vo.—­We insert the title of this work, though not strictly within our plan, because it gives an accurate account of a part of Germany, the dialect of which more resembles old English than any other German dialect; and in which there still lurk many very curious traditions, customs, and superstitions, which throw much light on our Saxon ancestors.


Perhaps no country in the world, certainly no district within such a small circuit, presents so many interesting objects to a traveller as Switzerland.  Be he natural historian, and geologist, drawn by habit, feeling, and taste, to the contemplation of all that is grand, romantic, and picturesque in natural scenery, or attached to the study of man in that state, in which civilization and knowledge have brought with them the least intermixture of artifice, luxury, and dissoluteness—­in Switzerland, he will find an ample and rich feast.  It does not often happen that one and the same country attracts to it the abstract and cold man of science, the ardent imagination of the poet, and the strong, enthusiastic, and sanguine sympathies of the philanthropist.

355.  Descriptio Helvetiae, a Marso, 1555-9. 4to.—­Marsus was ambassador from the Emperor and King of Spain, Charles V., to the Swiss, and gives a curious picture of their manners at this period.

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