Bradshaw's illustrated hand-book to Spain and Portugal, Volume 6

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Page 150 - ... has brought the Portuguese levies into action with the enemy for the first time in an advantageous situation; and they have proved that the trouble which has been taken with them, has not been thrown away, and that they are worthy of contending in the same ranks with British troops, in this interesting cause, which they afford the best hopes of saving.
Page 137 - Maceira ; at the back, and to the westward and northward of this village is a mountain, the western point of which touches the sea, and the eastern is separated by a deep ravine from the heights, over which passes the road which leads from Lourinha and the northward to Vimiera.
Page 18 - PEARL DENTIFRICE, A White Powder, compounded of the choicest and most fragrant exotics. It bestows on the Teeth a Pearl-like Whiteness, frees them from Tartar, and imparts. to the Gums a healthy firmness, and to the breath a pleasing fragrance. Price 2s. 9d. per Box. Sold by all Chemists and Perfumers anywhere on the Continent. %* ASK FOR ROWLANDS
Page 131 - The armistice, the negotiations, the convention itself, and the execution of its provisions, were all commenced, conducted, and concluded, at the distance of thirty miles from Cintra, with which place they had not the slightest connection, political, military, or local ; yet Lord Byron has gravely asserted, in prose and verse, that the convention was signed at the Marquis of Marialva's house at Cintra ; and the author of ' The Diary of an Invalid/ improving upon the poet's discovery, detected the...
Page 134 - ... the sacristy, a magnificent vaulted hall, panelled with some beautiful varieties of alabaster and porphyry, and carpeted, as well as a chapel adjoining it, in a style of the utmost magnificence. We traversed several more halls and chapels, adorned with equal splendour, till we were fatigued and bewildered like errant knights in the mazes of an enchanted palace.
Page 87 - The launches and gun-boats went from the ships the instant the enemy were observed by the Invincible (which lay to the westward) to be collecting in their trenches; and yet, so rapid was their success, that the whole was over before we could open our fire with effect. All the boats of the squadron and transports were sent to assist those who were swimming or concealed under the rocks; and, notwithstanding a heavy fire of musketry and field-pieces, which was warmly and successfully returned by the...
Page 3 - TTAVE always at command experienced DRESSMAKERS and *-•*• MILLINERS who act as Travellers, so that, in the event of immediate Mourning being required, or any other sudden emergency for Dress, one can be despatched to any part of the kingdom on receipt of letter or telegram, without any expense whatever to the purchaser. All articles are marked in plain figures, and Charges are the same as if the Goods were bought for ready money at the Warehouse in Regent Street.
Page 188 - IMPERIAL, AND PLACE DE LA BOURSE, LYONS. TWO HUNDRED BED-ROOMS AND TWENTY SALOONS, in every Variety ; Large and small Apartments for families, elegantly furnished ; Saloons for Official receptions; Conversational and Reading Rooms; Coffee and Smoking Divim; Baths; Private Carriages; Omnibuses; Restaurant; Service in the Apartments, a la carte, or at fixed prices.
Page 87 - The launches and gunboats went from the ships the instant the enemy was observed by the ' Invincible ' — which lay to the westward — to be collecting in their trenches ; and yet so rapid was their success, that the whole was over before we could open our fire with effect.
Page 191 - LA MEDITERRANEE, Avenue Victor Emmanuel.— This new -^--*- and first-rate Hotel is situated full South, with view of the Sea. Families will find it a, most desirable residence for its comfort and cleanliness. Boarders taken in by the week, month, or season. " Salon de Conversation," Reading-room, with English and Foreign papers.

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