Notes Of An Overland Journey Through France And Egypt To Bombay By The Late Miss Emma Roberts





















 - NOTES OF AN OVERLAND JOURNEY THROUGH FRANCE AND EGYPT TO BOMBAY.

BY THE LATE MISS EMMA ROBERTS.

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NOTES OF AN OVERLAND JOURNEY THROUGH FRANCE AND EGYPT TO BOMBAY.

BY THE LATE MISS EMMA ROBERTS.

WITH A MEMOIR.

1841

CHAPTER I.

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 Seine

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CHAPTER II.

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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CHAPTER III.

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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CHAPTER IV.

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