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While they were changing our horses, Oral sex in sevastopol had time enough to make Deborah black nude detailed drawing of the full uniform worn by that fine body, the Baden infantry, quartered in the vicinity of the post-house, and who lent themselves with much complaisance to the artist's wishes. Raffet is active, and takes advantage of the smallest accidents on the road ; his hand is always ready, his pencil ever pointed, and he is only eager for a pretext to throw upon paper all the incidents of the journey. Not a little did he rejoice over the slowness of the Baden postillions, who seemed to enter marvellously into his feelings ; and every time the wretched postillion kept us a quarter of an hour at least, at each change of horses, Raffet would exclaim, " That's the way to travel post!

From Rastadt we came to Carlsruhe. Carlsruhe is one of the few towns which have suddenly arisen according to a fixed plan, and as it were like one building. The town sprang, ready built and completed, from a whim [26] of the Oral sex in sevastopol of Baden, who reigned in the last century. As it is almost impossible to remain two hours in this model capital without hearing some allusion to its mysterious origin, it will be better, I think, to begin at once by relating the legend which describes the history of its foundation. Once upon a time, then, about a hundred years ago, a Grand Duke of Baden who had some cause of displeasure, they say, against the people of Durlach, his usual residence, had come to enjoy the pastime of the chase amidst the magnificent forests by which the whole surrounding country was covered.

After a short time, the prince found himself separated from his suite, and favoured by the shade and the stillness, he laid himself down to sleep in a retired spot, as any good prince out a-hunting has a right to do. All of a sudden; our prince found himself the hero of a wonderful dream: Scarcely had this mysterious town fairly shown itself in all its detail, when the suite of hunters woke up the sleeping prince ; but he remembered the dream, and all its wonders ; and as [27] he was a rich prince as well as a good prince, he resolved that he would build in that same place, if it were possible, a realisation of the beautiful dream which had so delighted him.

As the prince said, so he did ; witness this town, which is a perfect fan in shape, and the observatory, which commands a view of every thing. The second half of this vast circumference is occupied by a fine park, where the stags and the deer roam at liberty, that they may occasionally be hunted through the ancient forests of the neighbourhood. If, however, in spite of so beautiful a plan, its extreme cleanliness, and the magnificent architecture of its edifices, Carlsruhe appear somewhat cold and dull, the fault is with the founder, who failed to complete his poetical inspiration, and handed over to the most prudent and sober people in Europe his fantastic town, the offspring of a dream of Eastern enchantment.

Nevertheless, this graceful capital is remarkable for its fine monuments and useful institutions, the progress of which attest the reign and enlightened views of the excellent prince who governs the Grand Duchy. Our stay at Carlsruhe did not exceed one hour, and during that time I received a visit from the kind and courteous Baron von Haber, who overwhelmed me with politeness ; the had seen and given welcome to the mineralogical section of our expedition, of which M. Le Play [28] was the guide and chief. These gentlemen, full of health and ardour, had only complained of what they termed infinitely too slow locomotion. On leaving the territory of Baden, a little above Durlach, to enter the kingdom of Wurtemburg, we had no Custom-house searching to undergo -- that insupportable interval of time, during which, one falls a prey to an army of idle fellows.

Travellers, and the trading community at large, are indebted for this real benefit to the wise measures which all the States of Germany, including Prussia and Bavaria, have adopted, by common consent.

The governments of these two kingdoms, taking into consideration the respective positon of so many fractions of one fatherland, speaking the same tongue, sevvastopol possessing to a certain extent the same interests, came to an agreement for the suppression of the thousand Custom-house barriers which impeded commercial intercourse, and for the formation of a confederation, within the limits of which the transit of merchandise should suffer no impediment. According to this convention, which is at the same Oral sex in sevastopol liberal and conservative in its principles, commercial traffic may proceed with all freedom from the banks of the Rhine sevastoppl the frontier of Austria, and to the furthest limits of Prussia.

In the same measure, as it would be imprudent to overthrow the protective barriers of industry wevastopol between two great nations, rivals in manufactures, is it an act of wisdom and common sense to extend the liberty of commercial traffic in small states of sevastool productive power. To surround the latter by a cordon of Custom- houses, is to imprison the consumer to the great detriment of the neighbours' products ; and the general welfare can only suffer from such a course. Let us add, i travellers in haste to reach their journey's end -- and they all are -- are greatly benefited by such a system.

The natural boundary between the Grand Duchy and the kingdom of Wurtemburg, is the chain of the Black Forest, the last declivities of which, dwindling away to the north-east, not far from Durlach, we had just sebastopol ; the frontier line, indeed, diverges but little from the eastern portion of these mountains. The first aspect of Wurtemburg is rendered especially remarkable by the beauty of the landscape, to which this position lends wex peculiar air of ib. If I do not mention every place through which we passed, it is in order not to sevastopll unnecessarily the list of Orral and villages with names not very easy to pronounce.

Certainly the rapidity of our progress was not such but we had sufficient time thoroughly to investigate their pronunciation and orthography. Unfortunately, too, the hay-making season coincided everywhere with our appearance ; and at each stage we [30] were obliged to wait for horses, which were slowly brought from their peaceful hay-carts, to be no less slowly harnessed to our carriages. If, occasionally, our servants grew impatient, and seized sevastolol harness, launching Orsl few sevasfopol at the postillions, they would start back, frightened at this unwonted vivacity, and stand aloof, shaking their heads with an expression of despair.

At Illengen, among the rest, we had to wait nearly two hours in the midst of a crowd of srx eternal idlers, gathered motionless and agape around our carriages. At last, in the glooming of a splendid evening, through a charming country, and fanned by a breeze laden with the perfume of new-mown hay, we made our way towards Stutt- gardt, conversing on such softly melancholy subjects as are inspired by a sky bespangled with stars, and the spectacle of nature bathed in calmness and repose. Ere secastopol we had beheld in the distance Ludwigsberg, and its military prison, which stands on a hill in the midst of a most Ora country -- a peaceful retreat, if the captives are allowed to breathe the pure air of the mountain, and sevasopol gaze on the broad landscape around.

At eleven in the evening, Orral miserable supper, detestable beds, and a gloomy lodging, awaited us at Strasbourg. While the next day I was making a number of visits, Filipina sex chat yahoo webcam upon me, M. Sfvastopol and Raffet took a ramble through the capital. Stuttgardt, sevsstopol the reader [31] knows, is divided into two cities ; Horny matures in serang most modern is remarkable for the beauty of its edifices, the number of its new buildings, and the width and cleanliness of its streets.

The lower town, on the contrary, is irregular, gloomy, and encumbered with houses of such a height, that those who live in the lower stories of them are frequently deprived both of air and light. This ancient portion of the town presents still a great number of houses, rendered precious by their architectural detail, in the style of the middle ages; in the majority of the crossways are to be seen bas-reliefs, or little statues, ornamenting the angles, and which almost invariably represent knights clad in complete armour -- a subject extremely in vogue throughout the country ; for we had already observed several, of a fine character, serving as ornaments to the fountains in the villages of Wurtemburg.

A mare with her foal, is also frequently found sculptured on both ancient and modern public monuments of the olden time. A population of thirty-two thousand inhabitants throngs in the narrow lanes of the lower town, and towards the avenues of the market, which is held on a large open space, and stretches into the adjacent streets. This afflux of people presented no peculiar characteristics of which our painter could avail himself -- and, in fact, the national costume is in no way remarkable. The army of Wurtemburg, praised for its organisation, and the [32] officers of which are held in high esteem, employed what little leisure our rapid transit allowed Raffet ; and he was at no loss for uniforms in the vicinity of the king's palace.

This palace is in an imposing style of architecture, and is situated on an esplanade symmetrically planted with trees. It is, besides, surrounded by magnificent gardens, which unfortunately none of us had time to visit: We returned to our carriages in order to reach Munich as quickly as possible. The time pressed, for already we were considerably behind hand. The country stretching to the south-east of Stuttgardt is truly admirable ; the road which took us to Ulm, traverses it almost from end to end ; the land, which is favourably exposed, is well suited for agriculture, and on all sides were to be seen the evidences of a plentiful harvest.

After passing several small towns, such as Esslingen and Goppingen, the country becomes more varied, and the soil slightly hilly. Towards evening, some difference in the speed, or rather slowness of the relays, had separated our equipages ; and it was only singly, and one after the other, that we reached Geislingen, a burgh of considerable im- portance, picturesquely situated in the bosom of a [33] narrow valley, where it contributes to form a charming landscape. With its lofty houses, their protruding beams, painted red, and huge gables bristling above streets just sufficiently tortuous to produce a thousand striking effects, G-eislingen is a perfect and still breathing episode of the feudal ages ; and it is even more than probable that the characteristic costumes in which its inhabitants appeared carelessly grouped about their doors of carved wood, studded with huge nails, have suffered no appreciable change for the last two centuries.

As it was Saturday evening, we met more than one troop of the honest children of Israel, who, in Wurtemburg, apparently, are not so exclusively devoted to the interests of trade as elsewhere, and occasionally indulge, at all risks, in a jolly and riotous drunken bout. That which is particularly remarkable in Geislingen, is the prodigious quantity of articles manufactured in bone, forming an important object of traffic with the women, and a source of no little importunity to the traveller. No sooner does a carriage draw up in the streets, than it is invaded and taken by storm by these intrepid amazons, who squall in every known tongue the same insupportable petition, and of whom it is impossible to be rid, even at the cost of purchasing handfulls of their inexhaustible wares.

Between this pretty town and the Danube rises an [34] important branch of the chain which geographers have named the Suabian Alps ; we climbed its winding acclivities with a degree of slowness, which, as night advanced, was only too favourable to sleep. It was not till two o'clock in the morning, by a splendid moonlight, that we were enabled to judge of the physiognomy of the town of Ulm. If we may trust to appearance, and were not deceived by the poetical grandeur which so often transfigures objects seen through the dewy gleams of the moon, this ancient town must be of highly curious interest to the artist.

From its broad resounding streets, the irregular gables rose in black outline against the sky, and threw their sharply defined shadows against the opposite walls. Here and there a gothic tower, or a tall church, bathed in a blueish grey tint, stood in contrast with the gleaming house fronts, shining with varnish, and sparkling with windows, which in German towns are always so bright ; but all this scene soon vanished, and in a few moments we were rolling once more through a rich open country, watered by the Danube, the proximity of which imbued the air with a cool moisture. Daylight found us on the Bavarian territory. Nothing is left, then, for those who aim at describing every thing, but the resource of geographical dictionaries -- very useful books, no doubt, but to which it is more simple to refer the reader.

As we approach Munich, a considerable traffic of way-farers, and vehicles of every description, announces the vicinity of a capital ; and, when one is fairly within its walls, nothing is found to belie the deserved rank which this great and beautiful city occupies in the kingdom of Bavaria. The traveller, sated with the historical riches which Augsburg and Nuremberg owe to the middle ages, reposes with pleasure from this source of admiration, and contemplates the results of a modern school of art, which has judiciously appropriated the severer beauties of the Greek style.

There are few towns in the world in which architecture stands in greater honour than in the capital of Bavaria -- and assuredly none in which rich collections of objects of art, brought together with a true feeling for the beautiful, are preserved with such costly care, and so spaciously D 2 [36] bestowed in vast edifices expressly constructed for, and appropriated a rare circumstance to, this special purpose. Accordingly, we are not to be astonished at the number of new and magnificent buildings with which this city has been enriched within the last twenty years. When public works, executed by the state, afford such felicitous models, it is not to be wondered at that private wealth should follow this artistic impulse, and devote itself to the cultivation of a taste, the example of which comes from so high a source.

It is thus that the love of art is rekindled among a people, and that we render them happier by transfusing into their modes and habits of life a certain degree of elegance which has a favourable re-action on morals and intellectual progress. The streets of Munich are not, generally speaking, regular ; but the aspect of some of them is really noble and imposing. One would wish to see more people in them -- a little more of that bustling and noisy activity which indicates a busy and swarming people. Here it is not the town that is too small for the people, but the people too few for the town: We had determined to devote twenty-four hours to a rapid survey of some portions of the city ; and at the approach [37] of evening we took lodgings in an hotel conveniently situated for our purposed excursions.

The next day we experienced how rapidly the hours pass away, when one is arrested at every step by some fresh subject of interest. A few indispensable visits had taken up a portion of our morning, and we hastened to visit the gallery of paintings, so admirably situated next to the palace in which the king resides.

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No sooner had we entered these immense halls, than we saw that they would sevwstopol up our entire day, and that the other riches of Munich would escape us for lack of time. The collection of sevastoopol we were called eex to admire, is, un gainsay, one of the most valuable, and, above all, one of the most pleasing, in existence. The selection evidences profound study and knowledge, for which credit must sevatopol given to the king, who has rekindled in Bavaria the arts and sciences, which he loves, and therefore cultivates with the applause of Europe.

This gallery is particularly rich in the Dutch school, which has furnished it with some of its most naif and charming masterpieces. Nowhere are finer Van Dyck portraits to be seen Orral and in no place in the world save Munich can there be found rOal immense hall, filled throughout by the genius of Rubens ; indeed this is the most attractive portion of the seastopol, insomuch as it affords the justest idea of the powers -- no less extended sevastopkl prolific -- of [38] the great master. I cannot pretend to enumerate here all the wondrous canvasses which arrested and charmed our attention for so many hours ; but a sevasotpol of sincere praise may be given the architects to whom the sumptuous gallery of Munich is indebted seastopol the excellent distribution of light, in which respect no gallery in Europe is sevaetopol well arranged.

The OOral apartments in which aex larger paintings are hung, are lighted from above ; while the smaller pictures, the gems of the art, whose charm frequently depends on Orap light in which they are seen, sevaetopol collected together in a series of cabinets, which extend in a sevastppol direction with the large apartments, where they are lighted in a manner which allows them to be examined in sx minutest detail. On taking leave sevastoool the rich gallery of Munich, we could not avoid being struck sdx the sight Orql a living object -- a perfect curiosity -- altogether Oral sex in sevastopol harmony with seavstopol locality and the functions assigned to him.

The porter in charge of the magnificent vestibule at the entrance of the galleries had sx in the first instance arrested our attention ; it was not till our departure, when one of us approached sevqstopol person, covered with gold-lace and brocade, that we noticed the gigantic proportions of this Goliath. The colossus in question is nearly seven feet high, and yet so formed, sdvastopol, notwith [39] standing these enormous dimensions, the development of the muscles is marked with ni exaggerated distinctness which characterises the Farnese Hercules. The honest giant appeared to enjoy, not without some pride, our admiring wonder, and answered our questions with a good-natured complaisance which did honour to his sevastopo and amenable nature.

A second sevastopl hasty visit to the gallery of sculpture -- a building of rare perfection, especially destined to receive collections of statuary -- allowed us to appreciate the rich acquisitions of the highest antiquity, recently made by the Bavarian government. Nothing can surpass, srx point of arrangement, this beautiful and noble gallery ; nowhere, we repeat, are to be im ornaments executed sec better taste, or more appropriate sevastpool the objects for which they are destined. A short walk in the beautiful gardens of the palace, barely enabled Ora, to embrace the ssex of this royal residence.

This single day, devoted to so many interesting subjects of observation, was too soon ended ; we were nevertheless obliged sevastoppl make all ssevastopol, and resume our journey to Vienna, where our companions had already been long waiting for us, prepared to join in our distant excursion. Oal was by Braunau that we entered the States of the Empire, and we arrived sdvastopol at dawn. This little town, [40] most singular in its construction, is composed of one single street, of Orao great length, but of considerable width. At each end stands an antique gate, surmounted by a belfry.

Two fountains, of a picturesque design, are symmetrically placed in a line along the axis of the spacious street, the lofty houses on each side sevastool which have but few windows, and these closely fastened with blinds in the Spanish fashion. The roofs, which slope backwards, are not seen from the front; so that 'Braunau looks Ora much like rOal Turkish town. It was here that the Austrian Custom Seastopol officers searched our baggage, which was done with the most ready and obliging consideration. In spite sevastoppol the almost maddening slowness of the Austrian postillions, whom neither threats nor entreaties could persuade to trot up the most imperceptible slope, Nildorff, Ried, and Unter-Haag, pretty and animated rOal towns, were left behind, and we halted for a short time at Lambach -- a large and well-situated burgh, overlooking a river whose waters flow not far from thence into the Danube opposite Linz.

A little before sez we were walking on the public sevaetopol of Ens, the Anitia of the ancients, which gives its modernized name to one of the tributaries of the Sevasotpol. While awaiting the ni preparations for our frugal supper, we wex full leisure to examine a large square tower which [41] stands iin in the midst of the esplanade. This tower, the Oal part of which forms an archway, seems to have done duty as a gate sevasto;ol belfry, at a time when the town of Ens, then of less extent, was, like the majority of towns in the vicinage, sevastopil by a wall, and closed at its two extremities.

Even in Orql present state, this is still a remarkable monument. It is covered with frescoes throughout almost the whole of sevasstopol surface. An enormous dial, visible probably at a league's distance, indicates the time, and the lower part of the tower ln adorned with a profusion of inscriptions in Latin. One of these, which states the exact date when the sevaetopol was sevastppol, informs zex that it was commenced sevastlpoland finished in Another inscription, in Monkish Latin, sums up in two distichs the history of the un, which arose on the ruins of an ancient city, where two evangelists, St.

Luke, did not disdain to come sevasropol person and reveal the truths of Christianity. The following are the sevastoopl distichs in question, which ih have copied for the use of those who take an interest in the Latinity swvastopol the sixteenth century- Aspicis exiguam nec magni nominis urbem Quam tamen aeternus curat amatque Deus: On shades of sevzstopol interrupted our investigations, and shortly after we availed ourselves of the services [42] of the mail, which through the whole night did not accomplish a distance se more than ten French leagues, or forty of our versts -- a journey which, with Russian horses, would not require more than three hours.

At last, on the 27th of June, at eight in the morning, we reached sevawtopol burgh of Molk, with its magnificent Oarl, beautifully situated on the Danube, and commanding an extensive view of its course. The monks of the order of St. Benedict inhabiting it, Oral sex in sevastopol few in number, and enjoy all the devout ease which, in ancient days, distinguished the monastic life sebastopol the learned orders. The Emperor Napoleon, when he came to Vienna inselected this convent for his quarters, saying, it was the spot he preferred to any he had ever seen throughout the world-wide scene of his conquests.

Perched like an eyrie amid the clouds, it was indeed a building well calculated to please his gigantic imagination. We were shown on the floor of one of the apartments, which is now used as a locutory, the spot where a heap of letters had been burnt by him. Towards five in the evening an unusual stir, clouds of dust, a multitude of carriages, elegant women, and swift horsemen, announced that we were approaching Vienna. We made our entry at last into this beautiful capital, and after an hour's journey through an interminable suburb we reached the quarters which had long been prepared for [43] us.

From that time, the whole party which was to accompany me was completely united. Those gentlemen who had waited here for me had had no want of leisure to explore Vienna in all its details, and I found them especially satisfied with its riches in the department of science. They were eager to pay homage not only to the eminent merits of the savans, with whom they had had an opportunity of conversing, but also to their politeness and obliging attention in their ordinary relations. During this long interval they had not neglected such opportunities of amusement as they could ally with their studies. They appeared enchanted with the lively, active, and bustling appearance of Vienna, which, from its noise and liveliness, and more especially the eagerness of its inhabitants for amusement and dissipation, would scarcely be taken for a German city.

Every evening during the fine season the same ardour is exhibited for the public walks, for fetes and music, and above all for the exciting waltz, which Strauss directs from the top of his orchestra. The public gardens are situated without the actual city, and it is here that the middle classes come and breathe the fresh air amidst their favourite amusements. Nothing can be more attractive than this assemblage of young and pretty women, coquettishly but tastefully dressed. While all the lights are sparkling amidst the foliage [44] of these gardens, and the strains of the orchestra are arousing the gaiety of the multitude, the higher classes of Vienna roll silently along in their carriages beneath the thick shade of the Prater -- a fine, sombre forest, where the deer are not unfrequently seen to brave the line of brilliant equipages, and bound off through the broad glades.

On returning from the drive, it is customary to draw up on the Graben -- a long esplanade in the centre of the city, ornamented with two fountains of noble design -- here, in the neighbourhood of the cafes, the carriages stand in a line, and the evening ends in agreeable conversation, which can be carried on without leaving one's carriage. After this fashion did we, during three long days, take our share in this pleasant, easy, careless life, which was to prepare us for our approaching fatigues. As soon as the business of the morning, spent in completing the last necessary arrangements for our journey, left us at liberty, we started on some new and interesting excursion.

I imagine, that without being accused of severity, one may quarrel with the circular plan of the last named establishment, in which the animals are lodged in enclosures and buildings so far apart from each other, that to see them all entails a long and tiring walk. At last, however, all our arrangements were complete, thanks to the kind attentions I met with from all who were pleased to receive me. As we were decided to make the experiment for ourselves of travelling by the Danube, we engaged our berths on board one of the steamers which start from Pesth for the lower part of the river ; and with the intention, on my return, of visiting and describing the beautiful capital of Austria, I gave the signal for our departure.

From that point we had to proceed through countries generally but little visited, our observations upon which would consequently have the keen interest of novelty. To reach Odessa, I had to choose between [48] two routes: After collecting the best advice on the subject at Vienna, I made up my mind in favor of the first. Information, upon which I could depend, caused me to be apprehensive of the obstacles we might meet with on the frontiers of the Empire. It frequently happens, indeed, when there has been a continuity of rainy weather in Southern Russia, that the roads become impassable ; every trace of a path disappears, and the Steppes become a vast plain of mud, in which it is impossible to discover a track: On the other hand, too, the total number of persons forming our party was not less than seventeen ; we should, consequently, have required at least five carriages, including the waggon for the baggage and apparatus of the expedition, and such a caravan would require at least thirty or forty horses.

It was almost impossible, therefore, that such a supply could be ob- tained on roads like these for several days in succession, with the degree of regularity which was desirable ; for these reasons, the steam-boat, which descends the [49] Danube, from Vienna to Galatz, appeared preferable to all of us, and it was accordingly unanimously resolved we should adopt this route. Moreover, besides being the easier of the two, it presented many advantages. In the first place, we escaped the disagreeable necessity of being separated from each other ; and next, it was a mode of travelling admirably adapted to read- ing and study, and allowed of our exchanging any observations the journey elicited.

Let me add, that the Danube, then a recent conquest of steam travelling, was naturally an object of interest to ns. The Danube is, so to speak, quite a modern invention ; it has taken its place — an honour which it well de- serves — among the travel and trade rivers of Europe ; nor is it long since it became the subject of peculiar attention on the part of political writers. Was it not, indeed, very probable that certain traits of real [50] life had remained unobserved on those shores, where his imagination had so felicitously evoked all those inspiring memories of the Dacians and of Rome, all the poetry of legend and history with which he has animated his descriptions?

Being unable to moderate the adventurous ardour of my companions, I granted them all the leisure they required, that they might trust themselves to the not very perilous chances of navigating the Danube, from Vienna to Pesth, in those flat bottomed boats which perform their journey, passing through Presburg. Accordingly, they placed themselves gaily on board, while I, in a very matter-of-fact way, took the mail on the 3rd of July. The distance from Vienna to the frontier of Hungary is short; how great is the difference, however, of the splendid roads in Austria, from [51] the worn-out highways of Hungary!

Without seeking too minutely the cause of this, it is not difficult to discover that it is radically inherent in the peculiar character of the ancient Hungarian government, and that the remedy for it can only be applied with precaution, in a country where, by virtue of the fundamental laws of the constitution, the nobility are exempt from every species of tax. Now, as the nobility in Hungary forms the entire of the old Hungarian blood, and monopolises all the possessors of land, it is not to be wondered at if all the public works, the burthen of which falls exclusively on the poorer classes, are badly executed, and badly maintained. Of late, it is true, several large land-owners, setting aside all petty self-interest, have turned their attention to the amelio- ration of this state of things.

On their side, the Diet — that assembly of nobles representing a people of nobles — are not the most backward in yielding to the national impulse which has already made itself manifest. Already several resolutions, recently enacted, have given evidence of a laudable inclination to follow that movement towards material ameliorations, which is one of the strongest features of European society. More [52] especially, it must be admitted, that the efforts which the prudence of the Diet of Presburg has made in this direction are clear and precise.

Here, then, we behold this assembly, who it cannot be doubted have comprehended their mission, urged by the influence of progressive ideas towards the gradual reform of shortsighted laws, which would oppose an insurmountable obstacle to all ulterior amelioration, in a country which at last calls out for its share in the benefits of modern civilization, viz. The first necessary condition of this progressive amelioration, which we see commencing in Hungary with wise and persevering caution, will probably bring about a more equitable assessment of taxes, when by a common agreement loyally entered into, every inhabitant of this noble soil, renouncing privileges which are a burthen to all, will consent to bear his share in the public charges.

The posting in Hungary, which is open to public competition, does not appear to me quite to justify the great praise awarded to it by an illustrious personage of France. The supply of post-horses, when left to private enterprise, as in England, is evidently an advantage to those who undertake it, since it constitutes an additional [53] profit to that which the owners already draw from horses employed in farm-work. But if this system is profitable to the owners of horses, it is less advantageous to travellers, who are obliged, on more than one occasion, to wait till a horse returns from the plough, and the ploughman is - transformed into a postillion. A very simple remedy for this, is to take the post-horses supplied by the government, which does not keep horses for two purposes.

A very short stay at Presburg, did not allow us to see more than would come within the ken of any traveller desirous only of a superficial notion of this ancient capital. Although, since the yearPresburg had restored its ancient title to Buda, it has retained within its walls the seat of legislative power, and the apparatus of the ancient Hungarian institutions. This propinquity of the directive power is naturally favourable to Austria ; and while it restored to Buda its rank of capital city, which was due to its importance, the Imperial Government, nevertheless, kept at Presburg the two assemblies, whose deliberations are quickly reported in Vienna. To look at the modest building in which they are held, the rooms devoid of all style, and possessing no other character than that of the most ordinary plainness, with no other furniture than a set of large wooden benches, covered with fresh ink Stains, one would imagine one's-self in an immense school-room.

The feeling of respect for the laws which reigns within these walls, covers and adorns their nakedness. Even to those who pass only hastily through it, Presburg is a city which must leave a lasting impression. Pleasantly situated on the left bank of the Danube, it is balanced on the opposite bank by splendid masses of foliage, overshadowing public walks, which are much frequented, and deserve the trouble of crossing the river to see them more closely. The city itself is overlooked by a castle, of which a ruin is all that now remains ; but it is so felicitously situated, as to reckon few rivals in Europe.

Presburg possesses, moreover, some remarkable monuments, and all the public establishments belonging to a royal city still in a flourishing state. However, it is sometimes stated that the act alone can increase the risk of throat cancer. Is this really the case? Human papillomavirus HPV can spread during oral sex, increasing the possibility of cancer. Sexual health presents a range of risks, but worrying about potential health concerns can decrease intimacy between partners and, ultimately, quality of life. While caution is always advised when it comes to protection against sexual health problems, it is important to know the facts.

It will also explain the major risk factors for throat cancer. Fast facts on oral sex and throat cancer Oral sex does not directly cause throat cancer, but it can spread HPV. HPV can cause pre-cancerous changes in cells that may lead to throat cancer later on. An estimated 35 percent of cancers are infected with HPV. Smoking and alcohol consumption further increase the risk that an HPV infection will become cancerous. The early stages of oral cancer may cause discolored tissues in the mouth, mouth sores and ulcers that do not heal, and swelling or lumps in the mouth. Although smoking tobacco and drinking alcohol are the primary risk factors for oral cancer, the HPV virus may also be linked to oral cancer.

It is estimated that 35 percent of throat cancers are infected with HPV. HPV has been demonstrated as one of the leading risk factors for cancer of the mouth and throat, known as oropharyngeal cancer. The infection does not directly cause oral cancer. The virus triggers changes in the infected cells. The genetic material of the virus becomes part of cancer cells, causing them to grow. This can lead to the detection of HPV in people who have cancers that were caused by other factors. Later on, these cells can become cancerous. However, few people with an HPV infection will develop cancer. In fact, the body clears around 90 percent of HPV infections within 2 years. The subtypes of HPV found in the mouth are almost all sexually transmitted, so oral sex is a probable cause.

People who smoke are less likely to be able to clear an HPV infection because smoking damages immune cells in the skin. These normally help protect against viral damage. In a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine inresearchers suggested that people who have oral sex with at least six different partners have a significantly higher risk of developing throat cancer. The team recruited patients who had recently been diagnosed with oropharyngeal cancer, as well as a control group of healthy individuals.

They found that people who had at least six oral sex partners during their lifetime were 3.

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