Harper's; (1882) Volume 65

Harper's; (1882) Volume 65

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...house and tried to stale the linebpin of me cart i" I TIE UIBIIY 0F TIIE UNIVERSITY UF ILLINOIS y Alfrrd Parsons. mm a picture: b A t5L'.'D.-KY MORNING IN SURREY. A SUMMER AT YORK. N Y first sight of the quaint old sea-port of York was from the top of a. stagecoach of a summer afternoon. York River, winding in and out like a blue feather through the salt-meadows, bears you company for nine miles from Portsmouth and Kittery until you reach the heart of the town. Here meet four roads, with the usual adjuncts of a country village--post-office, variety store, town-hall, and school-house, with the smithy lighted by the dusky glow of its forge. Three white steeples, looking hopeful and shining, point the way to another and a lo11ger road, while close by stands that monument of justice, the ruins of the old jail. In the primitive days, two hundred years ago, when this jail was built, it was evidently not considered an imperative need, but under the favorable circum stances thrown in as a gratuitous adornment to the town, for the old record saith, "York being the Capital of the Provence, it was accomodated with a Jail." It was also obligingly placed upon the most beautiful knoll in the town, and the " Dungeon aboard" is delightfully located in the upper, sunny room of the building. In a short ride over a lov undulating road the coach brings you to York Harbor. Ou the left, at the foot of a small hill protecting them from the north winds, nestle three little old-fashioned houses about two hundred years old, whose small toy windows are battered and obscured by the sand blown against them by the pitiless winter storms. Here dwell some of the descendants of the old settlers, who have many a yarn to tell of foreign...show more

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  • Paperback | 574 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 29mm | 1,012g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236763270
  • 9781236763273