The Grand Tour Volume 4; Or a Journey Through the Netherlands, Germany, Italy and France

 
9781232376576: The Grand Tour Volume 4; Or a Journey Through the Netherlands, Germany, Italy and France

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1756 Excerpt: ...Pantheon at Rome. It is now converted into a Christian church. The church called the holy Chapel is remarkable for a host which is said to have shed blood upon being pierced with a knife by a Jew; and for the escutcheons of the knights of the order of the Golden Fleece, which are Iiainted in the choir.-The Jesuits have a fine colege, and a good library, which is open to the public. The Carthusian monastery without the town is one of the richest and handsomest in France; their choir is remarkable for two beautisul marble tombs of Philip the Bold, and John. his son, both dukes of Burgundy. They have a vast number of other religious houses of both sexes in Dijon, a house likewise for penitent courtesans, a seminary for young ecclesiastics) and three large large hospitals, one for orphans, another for indigent travellers, and a third for poor sick people. Near the holy chapel is an antient palace, in Other public which the dukes of Burgundy formerly resided, bu'Um6tand where the governor of the province, when he comes to Dijon, is used to lodge. Part of it has been lately repaired, and a new magnificent hall added to it, where the states of the dutchy of Burgundy hold their assemblies. There is a handsome square, with piazzas before this palace, and in the middle an equestrian statue of Lewis XIV, made of brass, at Paris, by Le Hongre. The palace or court where the parliament of Dijon assembles, is also an antient building. In the front there is a portico supported by four columns. Charles IX, built the great hall, which has several shops on each side. The great chamber for hearing causes was built by Lewis XII, and is remarkable for its beautisul ceiling. About a mile from Dijon is the little town of Talon, where the dukes of Burgundy once resided. Nuys is a s...

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