TRAVELS THROUGH GERMANY. Vol. 1

CONTAINING OBSERVATIONS ON CUSTOMS, MANNERS; RELIGION, GOVERNMENT, COMMERCE, ARTS, AND ANTIQUITIES. With a particular Account of the COURTS OF MECKLENBURG. In a Series of Letters to a Friend. IN TWO Volumes.
Autor: Thomas Nugent (1700-1772), Erscheinungsjahr: 1768
Themenbereiche
Enthaltene Themen: Mecklenburg, Reisebeschreibung
Inhaltsverzeichnis
  1. DEDICATION.
  2. ADVERTISEMENT.
  3. LETTER I. Hamburg, August 21, 1766.
  4. LETTER II. Hamburg, August 31, 1766.
  5. LETTER III. Lübeck, September 6, 1766.
  6. LETTER IV. Wismar, September 9, 1766.
  7. LETTER V. Bützow, September 15, 1766.
  8. LETTER VI. Rostock, September 20, 1766.
  9. LETTER VII. Rostock, September 20, 1766.
  10. LETTER VIII. Güstrow, September 27, 1766.
  11. LETTER IX. Güstrow, September 30, 1766.
  12. LETTER X. New Brandenburgh, Oktober 4, 1766.
  13. LETTER XI. New Strelitz, Oktober 16, 1766.
  14. LETTER XII. Strelitz, Oktober 21, 1766.
  15. COURT of STRELITZ. The SOVEREIGN.
DEDICATION

dear particularly to your Grace, for being the birth-place of a great Princess, whose eminent virtues adorn the throne of these realms, and captivate the affections of a brave and loyal people. They contain the out-lines of courts not unworthy of your curiosity; where, amidst all the splendid embellishments of Society, truth, honour, and lincerityj are still the prevailing principles of a numerous and ancient nobility. And here a way fairly opens itself before me, to draw a parallel between the august theatre where your Grace acts so shining a part, and those foreign courts, whose characters I have been so happy as to observe and admire. But the talk is too arduous. Were I to attempt to describe the ornaments of the British court, I might place your Grace in the foremost rank, and expatiate on the past glories of your renowned ancestors, whose virtues, as well as large possessions, you happily inherit: I might endeavour to paint those conjugal perfections, which endear you to your truly noble and generous consort, and render you a complete model of domestic felicity: I might extol your splendor and magnificence, by which you Support the dignity and name of the Great Percies: I might delineate your goodness, your affability, your generosity, your -. But the consideration of your delicacy stops my pen; and I am apprehensive of offending, when I only mean to court your patronage. My ambition is satisfied; the ambition of sheltering these papers under your auspicious name, and of being permitted, thus publicly, to declare the profound veneration and esteem with which I have the honour to subscribe myself,
MADAM,
YOUR GRACE'S
MOST HUMBLE,
MOST DEVOTED, AND
MOST OBEDIENT SERVANT,
Gray's Inn,
Feb. 20, 1768..
THO. NUGENT.

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Nugent Travals through Germany Vol. 1

Nugent Travals through Germany Vol. 1

Hamburg Stadtansicht um 1750

Hamburg Stadtansicht um 1750

Das Strelitzer Schloss um 1750.

Das Strelitzer Schloss um 1750.