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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 Aug            Prague        188

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 there from Hungary, Moravia, and all around.    The legend
says that Emperor Wenceslas threw him from that spot into
the river for refusing to reveal the secrets confided to him at
the confessional by the Queen,  and the priest swam a long time
with five brilliant stars shining around his head-  consequently
his statues is now ornamented with the circle of stars.
in 1744 when the Prussians were evacuating Prague this bridge
was the theatre of bloody combat-

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 From there we,  enter narrow, crooked streets, twisting around , up onto
the high hill upon which is situated the Royal castles,     pass
through the castle gate between colossal granite groups of fierce
warriors,  through the archway into the court surrounded on all
sides by the plain massive buildings,        thence through another
arch into another large court
displaying a grand extent of build
dings new deserted and quiet-
Descend from our carriage and
walk through a wing onto a
balcony where we obtain a
charming panoramic view of the
city, spread out in the valley
beneath us, surrounded on all
sides by high hills, with the
river through the centre.   The
spires of its 46 Catholic and two
Protestant churches, stretching up
through the confused mass of peeked          [-Franzmonument-]

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