The Writings of Oliver Wendell Holmes: V. 10
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- Publication Date:April 27, 2009
CnVE VISIT. After an interval of more than fifiy years, I propose ta Mng a second look at some parts of Europe. It is a Eip Van Winkle experiment wliicli I am promising myself. The changes wrought by half a century in the countries I visited amount almost to a transformation. I left the England of William the Fourth, of the Duke of Wellington, of Sir Robert Peel; the France of Louis Philippe, of Marshal Soult, of Thiers, of Gfuizot. I went from Manchester to Liverpool by the new railroad, the only one I saw in Europe. I looked upon England from the box of a stage-coach, upon France om the coup of a diligence, upon Italy from the cushion of a carrozza. The broken windows of A psley House were still boarded up when I was in London. The asphalt pavement was not laid in Paris. The Obelisk of Luxor wa Blying in its great boat in the Seine, as I remember it. I did not see it erected; it must have been an exciting scene to witness, the engineer standing underneath, so as to be crushed by the great stone if it disgraced him by falling in the process. As for the dynasties which have overlaid each other likeD
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