Cemetery Internment

Cemetery Internment

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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. 1840 edition. Excerpt: ...and admirers (and few living things have enjoyed a longer succession of constant ones) assert, that they have never seen it in a more healthy and promising state. Its age is nearly 200 years, and I believe that few older English specimens exist. Many cedars which are known to have been planted about the same time exhibit extreme weakness and decay, and this circumstance, assisted at times by the fancy of their owners, has given them an imaginary antiquity. It appears that many years ago a mower's scythe was suspended by the point in the trunk of this cedar, and being forgotten or concealed from view by the surrounding underwood and shrubs, the tree in its growth has completely covered the blade, and now no more is seen than a small portion of the iron heel to which the handle of the scythe is usually fastened, although a few years since the extreme point was visible on the opposite side of the trunk---the blade passing through the tree, but by the increased circumference of the stem, it has now become concealed from view. There are also very fine specimens of the American Larch, and of the Liriodendron Tuliptfera, in Fleetwood's old grounds: these, with other trees, are supposed to have been introduced by him from America, in his various voyages during the uncertain time in which he was a conspicuous actor. There are many incidents of history connected with Fleetwood's occupation of part of this estate, which would be interesting to the reader; but this work will so far exceed the anticipated limit, that they must be left without further notice. There is one fact, however, or rather tradition, for it requires a more solid foundation to entitle it to the appellation of a fact, which I cannot altogether omit. In the...show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236838327
  • 9781236838322