Beauties of English Scenery

Beauties of English Scenery

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ...coloured woods from every part of the world. It was lined with gold tufted satin, and comprised a complete writing and reading desk, covered with purple embossed velvet, fitted up with cut glasses mounted in massive silver. A side drawer exhibited a complete work box, with appropriate implements of richly chased silver; the reels, runners, etc., being of sandal wood, and the silk winders fine specimens of native and foreign woods; the whole lined throughout with gold coloured embossed satin. A drawer on the opposite side was furnished with a drawing box, containing the necessary colours, pallets, etc. From the lower part of the top a work bag of rich gold coloured silk, appropriately ornamented, fell in graceful folds. The whole was supported by a richly carved tripod of king-wood. For two seasons Her present Majesty and the Duchess of Kent resided at Tunbridge. The site of the old mansions is now occupied by the Caverley Hotel. The Castle of Tunbridge, the ruins of which one represented in the accompanying engraving, is supposed to have been erected in the eleventh century, and is said to have stood a siege in the days of William II. All that now remains of the structure is the keep, part of the walls, and an old gateway. TINTERN ABBEY. "There, amid solitude and shade, I wander Through the green aisles, and stretch upon the sod: Awed by the silence, reverently ponder The ways of God." Tintern Abbey is a celebrated ruin in Monmouthshire, about five miles north of Chepstow. It was founded in 1131 by Walter de Clare, grandson of William the son of Osbert, to whom William the Conqueror had given the manors of Wolleston and Tudenham, and all he could conquer from the Welsh. It was established as a Cistercian Abbey, and dedicated to St....show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236630181
  • 9781236630186