NOTES OF AN OVERLAND JOURNEY THROUGH FRANCE AND EGYPT TO BOMBAY.
BY THE LATE MISS EMMA ROBERTS.
WITH A MEMOIR.
LONDON TO PARIS.
Departure from London - A French Steam-vessel - Unfavourable
Weather - Arrival at Havre - Difficulties at the
Custom-house - Description of Havre - Embarkation on the Steamer for
Rouen - Appearance of the Country - Inclemency of the Weather - Arrival
at Rouen - Description of Rouen - Departure by the Boat for
Paris - Scenes and Traditions on the Banks of the Seine - Journey by the
Railroad to Paris - The Douaniers - Observations on the Journey up the
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PARIS TO MARSEILLES.
Description of Paris - Departure by the Diligence - The Country - The
Vineyards - Hotels and fare - Arrival at Lyons - Description of
the City - Departure in the Steam-boat for Arles - Descent of the
Rhone - Beauty and Variety of the Scenery - Confusion on disembarking at
Beaucaire - A Passenger Drowned - Arrival at Arles - Description of the
Town - Embarkation in the Steamer for Marseilles - Entrance into the
Mediterranean - Picturesque Approach to Marseilles - Arrival in the
Harbour - Description of Marseilles - Observations upon the Journey
through France by Ladies
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MARSEILLES TO ALEXANDRIA.
Vexations at the Custom-house - Embarkation on the Malta
Steamer - Difficulties of exit from the Harbour - Storm - Disagreeable
Motion of the Steam-vessel - Passengers - Arrival at Malta - Description
of the City - Vehicles - Dress of the Maltese Women - State of
Society - Church of St. John - The Palace - The Cemetery of the Capuchin
Convent - Intolerance of the Roman Catholic Priesthood - Shops,
Cafes, and Hotels - Manufactures and Products of Malta - Heat of
the Island - Embarkation on board an English Government
Steamer - Passengers - A young Egyptian - Arrival at Alexandria - Turkish
and Egyptian Fleets - Aspect of the City from the Sea - Landing
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