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By Mark Twain

Twain's account of traveling in Europe, "A Tramp Abroad" (1880), flickers with the author's wise observations and hugely opinionated reviews on outdated international tradition, and showcases his unprecedented skill to combine funny sketches, autobiographical tidbits, and old anecdotes in a always interesting narrative. solid within the kind of a jogging journey via Germany, Switzerland, France and Italy, "A Tramp Abroad" contains between its adventures a voyage by means of raft down the Neckar and an ascent of Mount Blanc via telescope, in addition to the author's makes an attempt to check artwork - a unconditionally imagined task Twain 'authenticated' together with his personal splendidly primitive images incorporated during this quantity.

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Thus, young men, you are welcome to our halls. My destiny, like yours, has willed that I, a veteran of hardships, halt at last in this country. ” • • • [598-630] 845 850 855 860 865 870 875 880 [631-660] BOOK I So Dido speaks. At once she leads Aeneas into the royal palace and announces her offerings in the temples of the gods. But meanwhile she does not neglect his comrades. She sends down to the beaches twenty bullocks, a hundred fat lambs with their ewes, and Bacchus’ glad gift of wine. Within the palace gleam the furnishings of royal luxury; the feast is readied in the atrium.

660-688] 925 930 935 940 945 950 955 960 [689-719] BOOK Love does what his dear mother asks. He sheds his wings and gladly tries the walk of Iülus. But Venus pours upon Ascanius a gentle rest. She takes him to her breast caressingly; and as a goddess can, she carries him to her Idalium where, in high groves, mild marjoram enfolds him in flowers and the breath of its sweet shade. Now Cupid’s on his way, as he was told. Gladly—Achates is his guide—he brings the Tyrians royal gifts. As he arrives, he finds the banqueting begun, the queen already settled on her couch of gold beneath resplendent awnings, at the center.

Trojans, do not trust in the horse. ’ And as he spoke he hurled his massive shaft with heavy force against the side, against the rounded, jointed belly of the beast. It quivered when it struck the hollow cavern, which groaned and echoed. Had the outcome not been fated by the gods, and had our minds not wandered off, Laocoön would then have made our sword points foul the Argive den; and, Troy, you would be standing yet and you, high fort of Priam, you would still survive. “Meanwhile with many shouts some Dardan shepherds were dragging to the king a youth they had found.

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