A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume Three

Thomas Frognall Dibdin

A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume Three

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Title: A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume Three
Author: Thomas Frognall Dibdin
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A
BIBLIOGRAPHICAL
Antiquarian
AND
PICTURESQUE TOUR.
PRINTED BY WILLIAM NICOL, AT THE
Shakspeare Press
[Illustration: FILLE DE CHAMBRE, NUREMBERG]
A BIBLIOGRAPHICAL, Antiquarian AND PICTURESQUE TOUR IN FRANCE AND GERMANY.
BY THE REVEREND THOMAS FROGNALL DIBDIN, D.D.
MEMBER OF THE ROYAL ACADEMY AT ROUEN, AND OF THE ACADEMY OF UTRECHT.
SECOND EDITION.
VOLUME III.
[Illustration: Logo]
DEI OMNIA PLENA.
LONDON:
PUBLISHED BY ROBERT JENNINGS, AND JOHN MAJOR.
1829.
CONTENTS OF VOLUME III.

CONTENTS
VOLUME III.
LETTER I.
Strasbourg to Stuttgart. Baden. The Elder Schweigh?user. STUTTGART. The Public Library. The Royal Library, 1
LETTER II.
The Royal Palace. A Bibliographical Negotiation. Dannecker the Sculptor. Environs of Stuttgart, 43
LETTER III.
Departure from Stuttgart. ULM. AUGSBOURG. The Picture Gallery at Augsbourg, 55
LETTER IV.
AUGSBOURG. Civil and Ecclesiastical Architecture. Population. Trade. The Public Library, 91
LETTER V.
MUNICH. Churches. Royal Palace. Picture Gallery. The Public Library, 105
LETTER VI. Further Book-Acquisitions. Society. The Arts, 149
LETTER VII.
Freysing. Landshut. Alt?ting. Salzburg. The Monastery of St. Peter, 169
LETTER VIII.
Salzburg to Chremsminster. The Lake Gmunden. The Monastery of Chremsminster. Lintz, 206
LETTER IX.
The Monasteries of St. Florian, M?lk, and G?ttwic, 232
LETTER X.
VIENNA. Imperial Library. Illuminated MSS. and early printed Books, 279
LETTER XI.
Population. Streets and Fountains. Churches. Convents. Palaces. Theatres. The Prater. The Emperor's Private Library. Collection of Duke Albert. Suburbs. Monastery of Closterneuburg. Departure from Vienna, 335
SUPPLEMENT.
Ratisbon, Nuremberg, Manheim, 407

LETTER I.
STRASBOURG TO STUTTGART. BADEN. THE ELDER SCHWEIGH?USER. STUTTGART. THE PUBLIC LIBRARY. THE ROYAL LIBRARY.
Stuttgart, Poste Royale, August 4, 1818.
Within forty-eight hours of the conclusion of my last, I had passed the broad and rapidly-flowing Rhine. Having taken leave of all my hospitable acquaintances at Strasbourg, I left the H?tel de l'Esprit between five and six in the afternoon--when the heat of the day had a little subsided--with a pair of large, sleek, post horses; one of which was bestrode by the postilion, in the red and yellow livery of the duchy of Baden.
Our first halting place, to change horses, was Kehl; but we had not travelled a league on this side of the Rhine, ere we discovered a palpable difference in the general appearance of the country. There was more pasture-land. The houses were differently constructed, and were more generally surrounded by tall trees. Our horses carried us somewhat fleetly along a good, broad, and well-conditioned road. Nothing particularly arrested our attention till we reached Bischoffsheim, ¨¤ la haute mont¨¦; where the general use of the German language soon taught us the value of our laquais; who, from henceforth, will be often called by his baptismal name of Charles. At Bischoffsheim, while fresh horses were being put to, I went to look at the church; an humble edifice--but rather picturesquely situated. In my way thither I passed, with surprise, a great number of Jews of both sexes; loitering in all directions. I learnt that this place was the prescribed limits of their peregrinations; and that they were not suffered, by law, to travel beyond it: but whether this law restricted them from entering Suabia, or Bavaria, I could not learn. I approached the church, and with the aid of a good-natured verger, who happened luckily to speak French, I was conducted all over the interior--which was sufficiently neat. But the object of my peculiar astonishment was, that Jews, Protestants, and Catholics, all flocked alike, and frequently, at the SAME TIME, to exercise their particular forms of worship within this church!--a circumstance, almost partaking of the felicity of an Utopian commonwealth. I observed, indeed, a small crucifix upon the altar, which confirmed me in the belief that the Lutheran worship, according to the form of the Augsbourg confession, was practised here; and the verger told me there was no other place of worship in the village. His information might be deceitful or erroneous; but it is to the honour of his character that I add, that, on offering him a half florin for his trouble in shewing me the church, he seemed to think it a point of conscience not to receive it. His refusal was mild but firm--and he concluded by saying, gently repelling the hand which held the money, "jamais, jamais!" Is it thus, thought I to myself, that
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