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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 50             On the Rhine

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 came to the Castle, in state, to claim his bride, the latter nearly heartbroken at the long absence of her love was happily astonished to find her lover a King-

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 On a rock, in the middle of the Rhine, at the upper end of the town of Caub, we reach the castle of Pfalz or Pfalzgrafenstein, said to have been built by the Emperor Lewis  [sic] in the 13th century as a toll-house-

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Another tradition not quite so probable, says that, in 1194, the Emp’ Henry 4th wished to marry the daughter of Count Palatine Conrad, to one of his friends, but the young princess had already gained the affections of Henry of Brunswick- The father [something] the Emperor [something] and could not consent to the alliance, but caused this tower to be built in the middle of the river where he kept his daughter prisoner- Her mother, however, secretly aided the Prince of Brunswick in gaining admittance to the tower where his union with the Princess was gravely solemnized.  When the Princess was about to give birth to a child, her mother disclosed the affair to her husband, who finding his opposition no longer availing, capriciously passed a law, that all future Countesses Palatine  should repair to the Castle to await their accouchements-

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 Past the ruins of their strongly fortified castle of Stahleck captured and destroyed by the French 1680.

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 Next comes the ruins of Furstenberg destroyed by the French in 1689, formerly occupied by robber Knights-

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