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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 261            Geneva

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 village of one street, beyond which, as we again enter the high-
way we are stopped by the Custom house Guard of the frontier, merely
to receive the coachmans pledge of his horse.   The Swiss neutrality
has made a prohibition of exporting Horses by imposing a revenue duty
of 600 Francs on each Horse going out, while the ordinary value of
a horse is about 400 Francs-

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Along the highway, we are in France, with charming valley land-
scapes on either hand until we pass through the large village of
Fernex 4 1/2 miles from Geneva, above which upon an eminence stands
the former residence of the great Voltaire,  where we arrive 4 1/2 P.M
half an hour behind the hour appointed for visitors, but the prospect of
a little pourboir makes a friend of the attendant who unlocks and
leads us into the two small rooms which have been retained as they
were left by the great Writer, the balance of the rooms having been
modernized by the present purchasers, resident-

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Well worn wooden floors inlaid with the usual large diamond shaped
pieces.   upon the walls several paintings of various sizes and qualities
none large or expensive,    one portrait of his once intimate friend
Frederic the Great, still bright and speaking- near it two crayon
portraits, one of his washwoman and the other of his bound boy-
A good portrait of himself, smiling, bright-eyed but a little sinister perhaps-
His bed as he left it, plain, single.          In the first room entered,
is a kind of mantle fireplace filled up and projecting into the room, a kind
of ornamental porcelain work, a bas-relief mausoleum said to contain
the heart of Voltaire, over which upon the wall, in French, are large
gilt letters saying “my heart is here but my spirit is everywhere”.
He purchased the land in 1759 attracted colonists, found manufactories, and

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