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This old booklet can have various typos and lacking textual content. buyers can obtain a unfastened scanned replica of the unique publication (without typos) from the writer. no longer listed. no longer illustrated. 1831. Excerpt: ... bankruptcy III. PRINCIPALITY OF CATALONIA AND state OF VALENCIA. New vacationing Companions.--Departure from Tarragona.--The Ebro.--Valencian Village.--Renewal and Interruption of our Journey.--Vinaroz.--Crosses alongside the Road.--Our Escort.--Saguntum.--Approach to Valencia. The morning after my solitary ramble one of the ruins of Tarraco, i used to be known as very early, on the way to be in readiness for the departure of the Barcelona and Valencia diligence, within which my seat had formerly been taken. I had come to date within the Reus trainer, with the view of rendering the experience much less non-stop, and traveling up to attainable by way of day. My new vacationing partners, much less conscious in their convenience, had merely loved a halt of 2 or 3 hours, and had now not for that reason been on the hassle of undressing; in order that whilst I entered the eating-room, they have been already assembled. between them used to be a middle-aged guy, wearing a harlequin frock coat, buttoned excessive within the neck, and coated with frogs and gimp, wide-striped pantaloons, and 2 brass-heeled boots; on his head used to be a luxurious cap certain with tawdry gold lace, around his neck a bandana, and over his different clothing an considerable brown cloak, good covered with velvet. This used to be the main distinguished-looking personage of our celebration; his air was once decidedly soldierlike, and that i set him down right away as an army guy. He became out, although, to be just a Valencian service provider, or shopkeeper, which in Spain are synonymous phrases, there being now no retailers within the kingdom other than those that likewise retain outlets. a similar might be stated of Spanish bankers as a category; for the common melancholy of trade doesn't admit of that subdivision of its ambitions that is present in extra flourishing international locations. I had, afterwards, common social gathering in Spain to no...