The Land of Scott; Or, Abbotsford, the Country of the Tweed and Its Tributaries, and St. Mary's Loch. by the Author of Historical and Descriptive Han

The Land of Scott; Or, Abbotsford, the Country of the Tweed and Its Tributaries, and St. Mary's Loch. by the Author of Historical and Descriptive Han

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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. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ...its way among countless combinations of slope and precipice, verdure and escarpment, haugh and hillock, copse and crag. Its basin, in the large sense, has been noticed in our article on Jedburgh. Its affluents are numerous, but all short and small. Its banks, in most parts, are so 90 KAILZIE--KALE WATER. closely wooded as to try severely the patience of the angler; but its trout are of such good size and high character as to reward him well for perseverance. Its rocks, near and far, have been a subject of curious study, from the time when Hutton theorized down to times of recent research for coal. Its close scenery is exquisite, exhibiting in miniature, within a reach of 2 or 3 miles, more of the elements of landscape than can be found during a day's ride in many a boasted region of the Highlands. The poet Burns looked upon Jed Water with delight; Thomson was charmed with it, alike for its angling in his youth and as a subject of song in his maturity; and Leyden says respecting it: --" Oh, softly, Jed, thy silvan currents lead Round every hazel copse and smiling mead, Where lines of firs the glowing landscape screen, And crown the heights with tufts of deeper green; While 'mid the cliffs, to crop the flowery thyme, The shaggy goats with steady footsteps climh." KAILZIE, an estate on the right side of the Tweed, 24 miles below Peebles. The mansion is a modern edifice, within a wooded lawn. The ruin of the ancient parish church of Kailzie stands in the neighbourhood, in the midst of an old burying-ground, on a streamlet called the Kirk Burn. The parish of Kailzie was intersected by the Tweed; and one part of it was annexed to Innerleithen, the other to Traquair. KALE WATER, a tributary of the Teviot, at a point nearly midway between...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236518306
  • 9781236518309