Health Resorts of Britain & How to Profit by Them

Health Resorts of Britain & How to Profit by Them

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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. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ...by the never-ceasing wash of the waves, and would endure, probably, when the granite which composes the Land's End promontory had given way, and granite is not the most yielding of materials. The interior of Cornwall generally does not seem, apart from its mineral interests, to offer much to the stranger; a succession of low hills and barren moors, without wood, and covered with heath and furze, look coarse and naked. The scenery of the north coast is said to be grand, "the cliffs high, steep, and craggy, and goingstraight down mto the ocean," with occasional sandy beaches between them, but subject to the beating of a "tremendous sea" along their entire length. "The coast scenery on the south is not so striking, but in many parts is very beautiful; and the mouths of the valleys opening sea-wards, and often traversed by small rivers, fringed with wood, present views that may not be excelled." Daniell's "Geography of Cornwall." "Tourists who visit Cornwall in search of the picturesque, usually travel by the road from Plymouth, through Liskeard to Bodmin. This route lies through a succession of valleys which, being sheltered from the sea breezes, are well wooded, and, owing to the dampness of the climate, abound in various kinds of ferns, all of most luxuriant growth." f Adieu to the south coast of England, the winter home of the invalid, the haven of health to which so many of the loved ones are consigned for safe keeping during those months when the general climate of Britain is too cold and bleak for such tender plants, which, like the myrtle and hydrangea, must be housed if they stay at home, but, like them, can enjoy the free open air of sheltered spots and southern exposure, warmed by...show more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236568478
  • 9781236568472