Illustrated Hand-Book to Lowestoft, with Details of the New Route to Denmark. by the Author of 'The Eastern Counties Illustrated Guide'

Illustrated Hand-Book to Lowestoft, with Details of the New Route to Denmark. by the Author of 'The Eastern Counties Illustrated Guide'

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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. 1851 edition. Excerpt: ...what higher grew Of firm and fragrant leaf; on either side Acanthus, and each odorous bushy shrub Fenced up the verdant wall; each beauteous flower, Iris, all hues, roses and jessamine Reared high their flourished heads between, and wrought Mosaick; underfoot the violet, Crocus, and hyacinth, with rich inlay Broidered the ground, more coloured than with stone Of costliest emblcmt" Resuming our walk, and turning to the right, a stroll of about a mile will lead to Lowestoft Church, from whence we can return as already described. Another pleasant walk is, through the town, and for about half a mile on the Yarmouth road, when a turn to the right leads to Gunton Church, an edifice of great antiquity, that has been lately restored with much good taste, and a little way beyond-is Gunton New Hall, the seat of It. C. Fowler, Esq., whence a few minutes' walk will take the visitor to the mansion of Holland Birkett, Esq., a residence that will repay a protracted notice. A path from thence leads down to the beach, presenting two ways of returning, either by the sands or under the chflf, both having their peculiar charms, such as are so finely delineated by Crabbe, himself a Suffolk man, born at Aldborough, and who must have sketched this very spot in his "Sands"--"Be it the summer morn: a sandy space The ebbing tide has left upon its place; Then just the hot and stony beach above, Light twinkling streams in bright confusion move; Then the broad bosom of the ocean keeps An equal motion, swelling as it sleeps, Then slowly sinking; curling to the strand, Faint lazy waves o'ercreep the ridgy sand, Or tap the tarry boat with gentle blow, And back return in silence, smooth and slow. Ships in the calm seem anchor'd; for they glide On the still...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236600800
  • 9781236600806