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Bubbles from the Brunnens of Nassau


Bubbles from the Brunnens of Nassau

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    Francis Bond Head
Excerpt from book: THE REVEILLE. At a quarter-past five I arose, and as soon after as possible left the ,,-hof." Every house was open, the streets already swept, the inhabitants all up, the living world appeared broad awake, and there was nothing to denote the earliness of the hour, but the delicious freshness of the cool mountain air, which as yet, unenfeebled by the sun, just beaming above the hill, was in that pure state, in which it had all night long been slumbering in the valley. The face of Nature seemed beaming with health, and though there were no larks at Schwalbach gently ,,to carol at the morn," yet immense red German slugs were everywhere in my path, looking wetter, colder, fatter, and happier than they or I have words to express. They had evidently been gorging themselves during the night, and were now crawling into shelter to sleep away the day. As soon as, getting from beneath the shaded walk of the Allee Saal I reacked the green valley leading to the Pauline brunnen, it was quite delightful to look at the grass, as it sparkled in the sun, every green blade being laden with dew in such heavy particles, that there seemed to be quite asmuch water as grass: indeed the crop was actually bending under the weight of nourishment which, during the deep silence of night, Nature had liberally imparted to it: and it was evident that the sun would have to rise high in the heavens before it could attain strength enough to rob (he turf of this fertilizing and delicious treasure. At this early hour, I found but few people on the walks, and on reaching the brunnen, the first agreeable thing I received there was a smile from a very honest, homely, healthy, old woman, who having seen me approaching, had selected from her table my glass, the handle of which she had marked by a piece of tape. ,...   show more
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