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Title: The Prince of Wales' tour: a diary in India; with some account of the visits of His Royal Highness to the courts of Greece, Egypt, Spain and Portugal
Year: 1877 (1870s)
Authors: Russell, William Howard, Sir, 1820-1907 Hall, Sydney Prior, 1842-1922, illus
Subjects: Edward VII, King of Great Britain, 1841-1910
Publisher: New York, R. Worthington
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
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s feeble and shrunken thread, which almost meritsthe derisive epithet of Tzodiv^tcprrj,^ or foot-bath—in a deepravine, with great boulders along its course ; but the bed hadthe characteristics of that of a torrent. From the bridge therewas a steep ascent, and the road climbed a steep hill-side,covered with pine-trees and oak, the former of which gave outa strong resinous odor. For about an hours drive the roadwound through this wood, through the glades of which werecaught bright glimpses of the sea away towards Salamis on oneside, and on the other the hill-fronts gradually rising towardsMarathon. Then there came the marks of enclosure—fencesand walls and cleared spaces where the greensward had taken the 32 THE PRINCE OF WALES TOUR. place of oak and firs. Finally we entered a wild kind of park andpassed along an avenue to the Kings Villa, which is like a largeSwiss chalet, with extensive outhouses and offices. There aremagnificent trees in front of it, and breakfast was spread on a

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TATTol.—COUNTRY RESIDENCE OF THE KING OF GREECE. table in the open air beneath their shade. There was a wine ofvery curious taste, named Resino, which the King commendedfor sanitary properties, but the faces made by those who tasted itfor the first time indicated that, like the late Lord Derby,they would prefer enduring any normal maladies for which itmight be a specific to taking the medicine. The Farm, in whichthe King takes great pleasure, was visited afterwards ; nor wasa vineyard close to the chalet, in which abounded grapes of won-droussize and great sweetness, left unnoticed. In the park—ifthat it may be called so where Nature has so much of her ROYAL BANQUET. ^^r own sweet way—there is a Gazebo or Belvedere, recently erected,from which there is a beautiful view; and here, by the Kingsorders, are deposited the various antiquities which from time, totime are dug up by the laborers in making drains and ponds.There is already a very respectable collection of cinerary urns,fr

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Date: 2014-07-28 13:17:48

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