The Gallery of Engravings; Second Series Volume 4

The Gallery of Engravings; Second Series Volume 4

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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. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ... pleasantly in the centre of the dale. In this beautiful spot lies Matlock Spa, celebrated for its medicinal qualities." 11e 11ee11 quote no other authorities in order to show, that the Vale, or Dale, in which the Matlock Baths are situated, presents to the tourist, in various combinations, the most striking features of majestic grandeur and of picturesque beauty. The river Derwent, which winds through this romantic vale, expands, in some parts within its limits, into what may be called a broad lake; reflecting the luxuriant foliage of the woods, and the steep precipices which overhang its banks; while in other parts of its course it rushes impetuously through the rugged masses of projecting rocks, which here and there break its waters into picturesque cascades. The High Tor, rising perpendicularly from the river, to the height of between four and nve hundred feet, forms a prominent feature in the scenery of this enchanting dale: opposite to this hill stands Mason Mount; to the very highest points of which, (called the Heights of Abraham, ) a winding walk, commanding a most interesting view of the surrounding scenery, conducts the lover of xfature's beauties. Walks, indeed, have been cut in many directions through the luxuriant woods in this romantic region; and various stations are distinguished, as affording prospects of extreme beauty and grandeur. Perhaps, however, the natural terrace formed by the rocks which overhang the village of Matlock, offers to the spectator the noblest and most extensive view which can be obtained of the scenery of this farfamed dale. The air of Matlock is remarkably pure and salubrious; and its springs, as we have already intimated, are highly valuable for their medicinal properties. Of...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236856678
  • 9781236856678