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Summary of the Book 'A Wanderer In Holland':
Sir Charles Prestwood Lucas K.C.B. K.C.M.G. (1853-1931) was a civil servant and historian of Welsh extraction. Lucas was born at Crickhowell Brecon Wales. He was the grandson of Dr. Henry John Lucas (1773-1840) and Jenetta Illtyda (1776-1821) and son of Henry Lucas. His sister Mary Anne Lucas married the first Baron Glanusk. Lucas was educated at Winchester College and Balliol College Oxford. Lucas was called to the bar Lincolns Inn on 30 April 1885.
Excerpts from the Book 'A Wanderer In Holland':
... mother of some precious human clay. Among her sons was the greatest of Dutch painters, Rembrandt van Rijn the most lovable of them, Jan Steen and ... ... In the simplest English village church one receives some impression of the friendliness of religion but in Holland-of course I speak as a stranger ... ... breach, while only three or four of the townsmen lost their lives. The signal of recall was reluctantly given, and the Spaniards abandoned the assault. ... ... bewildering mirrors, and for concert halls and other accessories of the gayer life. But this book is no place in which to enlarge upon the natural history ... ... is powerless here. To the offer of a Rothschild the Government would return as emphatic a negative as to a request from me. The room in which ... ... On the 22nd of November a company of one hundred troopers was sent to the city gates to demand its surrender. The small garrison which had ... ... in Holland, with a happy peal of bells, and mechanical horses in action once an hour while the tram line running right down the main street periodically ... ... forehead. He is perfectly conscious of his own good looks, and wears rings on both his hands. Nature has endowed him with a sonorous baritone voice, ... ... enough to resist effectually the impost on the weed which was recently threatened by a daring Minister, if ever it is attempted. The pretty French ... ... Travellers visit Kampen pre-eminently to see the stadhuis chimney-piece and oak, but the whole town is a museum. I wish now that I had arranged ... ... aforesaid, to the worshipful Mr. A.J. to his factour or assignes, paying for the freight of the foresaid goods 20 fs. by the tun. Quaintness and ... ... on the vaulting which is very charming. The koster is proudest of the pulpit, and of a figure of the Virgin which is carried in procession through ... ... was especially incensed against the founder of the Antwerp citadel, and felt a ferocious desire to avenge his brother's murder upon the body of his ... ... the unspoiled north, at Groningen-did I see wine placed automatically upon the table, as in France. Rotterdam must have changed for the worse ... ... This indigested vomit of the sea Fell to the Dutch by just propriety. Glad then, as miners who have found the ore They, ... ... memory of the merry milkmaid's good service to the country, ordered the farmer a large revenue for ever, to recompense his loss of house, land, and ... ... combine such a great number that they may be like the happy and complex life of a man. In a word, let us be noble and scatter our bells and reap ... ... rooms, and cool passages, and an air of decay over all. Servants one never saw, nor any waiter proper one's every need was carried out by a very ... ... look down on these thousands of chairs and people is to receive an impression of insect-like activity that I think cannot be equalled. Immovable as ... ... a Japanese screen so realised as by these birds against the pearl grey sea and yellow sand. Katwyk is more cheery than Noordwyk but Noordwyk has ...