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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 277            Lake of Geneva

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 “Chillon!  thy prison is a holy place
And thy sad floor an alter [sic] for ’twas trod
Until his very steps have left a trace
Worn as if the cold pavement were a sod
By Bonivard: May none those manks efface
For they appeal from tyranny to God”

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Caught in the country by two of the Duke of Savoy’s thieves and imprisoned for
having so warmly espoused the republican cause of his enemies the Genevese,
born in 1496 the
son of Louis Bon-
ivard Lord of Lune
and at the age of 16
inherited the rich
priory of St. Victor
near the walls of
Geneva-
These vaults above
mentioned are all         [-Rescue of St. Bonnivard-]
in a line on the Lake front, having a few little narrow slits in the immensely
thick wall for window,          ceilings 10 to 12 ft high-

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Thence back up stairs to the council chamber a large room who’s heavy
wooden pannelling [sic] overhead is still good although 500 years old unpainted.
Thence into a smaller room in the centre of which stands a scarred post
reaching to the ceiling (a foot in diameter) near which hangs a pulley by
which the victims were hauled up when being tortured, burning their
feet, +c        Thence through a small courtyard, into a small
windowless room, containing a railed opening in the floor like

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