¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 for constructing this town 100 ft high, with walls eight feet thick, and the massive walls of the buildings around it, Miss Alice is imagining the appearance and history of the young and beautifull [sic] princess who may have loved in vain, suicided over the high precipice. and Master Homer is figuring the number and the bravery of the mailed Knights who galloped up this winding path, or threw stones over the walls at besiegers.
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The walls yet standing show the main buildings to have been at least three stories high, while the tower has seven stories, fireproof, each story ^floor^ being arched stonework- The stones are all small, none that I saw being too heavy for two men
to carry- The first fort built upon this hill was in AD. 360 by Emp. Julien. The castle was built about six hundred years ago by the Archbishop of Cologne. In 1583 it was captured and blown up by the Bavarians.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 We descend, enter our carriage again, and drive on up the Rhine to the small town of Rolandseck, above which perches the old arch, the only remnant of ^the^ ancient Castle of Rolandseck. It is supposed to have been built by Roland, peer of France and paladin of Charlemagne. Instead of taking the Mule road to the summit we attempted the ascent