Sunday, April 05, 2015

"The most beautiful and altogether charming city of Holland is Leyden" R. Lovett #QotD

2015.04.04-DSC00946"Although we cannot see its streets crowded with 100,000 inhabitants, as did those who visited it in the Sixteenth Century, nor can we fully endorse the description of Leyden given by the old French writer in his book, Les Delices de Leide, yet we can sympathise to some extent with him when he says: "The most beautiful and altogether charming city of Holland is Leyden." pp. 191-92

"Holland and Delft" by Richard Lovett in Holland as seen and described by famous writers (1906) Edited by Esther Singleton

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