He never saw the Rhine, or Bonn—or, indeed, Eleonore von Breuning—again.
As Twain says of an anthology of Rhine legends he discovers in Hamburg, “this little book fed me in a very hungry place.”
On the fourth night the group broke out and swam 400 yards across the Rhine.
He would certainly have taken a last look at the Rhine, expecting to see it again in six months or a year.
In October 1792 the French Revolutionary Army invaded German territory and marched towards the Rhine.
The fighting machines, which were to convoy them as far as the Rhine, rapidly gained their height and circled above their charges.
It was morning in the beautiful country where the Rhine River flows.
The smaller states, especially those which border on the Rhine, gradually became the acknowledged hotbeds of sedition.
It was tried on a wire laid across the Rhine between Deutz and Cologne.
The legions were entirely destroyed, and the cavalry alone cut their way through the enemy and regained the banks of the Rhine.
principal river in western Germany, from German Rhein, from Middle High German Rin, ultimately from Gaulish Renos, literally "that which flows," from PIE root *reie- "to move, flow, run" (cf. Sanskrit rinati "causes to flow," ritih "stream, course;" Latin rivus "stream;" Old Church Slavonic reka "river;" Middle Irish rian "river, way;" Gothic rinnan "run, flow," rinno "brook;" Middle Low German ride "brook;" Old English riþ "stream;" Old English rinnan, Old Norse rinna "to run," Dutch ril "running stream"). The spelling with -h- (cf. Latin Rhenus; French Rhin) is from influence of the Greek form of the name, Rhenos.