The Barrow Route to the Isle of Man

The Barrow Route to the Isle of Man

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...stay in the island, somewhere about the year 467. She is said to have died and been buried here. From the existing remains of the Monastery, it is evident that the original building was equal in design and workmanship to any of the other religious edifices of the period. Douglas Bay is, in form, like an elongated crescent, about two miles wide. On the north-east it is bounded by Banks' Howe, and on the south-west by the bold promontory of Douglas Head. This rocky eminence is a favourite resort for visitors, as it commands a magnificent view on all sides. A singular adventure occurred near here some years ago, which nearly had a fatal termination. A young lady, who was fond of rambling and sketching the beautiful scenery of the vicinity, had wandered to a lovely spot called the Pigeon's Stream. There she seated herself, and gazed with delight upon the beautiful scene that surrounded her. The place is a kind of inlet of the sea, between two immense rocks, which rear themselves upwards of two hundred feet above the water. The evening was calm and bright, and for some time she indulged in the contemplations naturally suggested by the peaceful beauty of her surroundings, till it suddenly occurred to her that it was time to return. With the intention of doing so she arose hurriedly, but in her haste her foot slipped and she found herself sliding down the face of the precipice into the chasm below. She gave herself up to despair, but in her descent she espied a small projecting ledge which might sustain her, could she reach it. Fortunately she did so, and with her feet resting on this narrow ledge, and her hands clinging to another small projection, she hung suspended as it were between life and death. One slip, and she would have been dashed to...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236788001
  • 9781236788009