Leaves from the Journal of Our Life in the Highlands, from 1848 to 1861; To Which Are Prefixed and Added Extracts from the Same Journal Giving an Acco

Leaves from the Journal of Our Life in the Highlands, from 1848 to 1861; To Which Are Prefixed and Added Extracts from the Same Journal Giving an Acco

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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. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...which the King of Prussia gave me, and which used to be in the greenhouse at Windsor, is extremely pretty; as are also the flower-beds under the walls of the side which laces the Dee. There are sculptured arms on the different shields, gilt, which has a very good effect; and a bas-relief under our windows--not gilt--representing St. Hubert, with St. Andrew on one side and St. George on the other side: all done by Mr. Thomas. He died in March, 1862. The Prince had a high opinion of his taste. ( 158 ) Love For Balmoral. October 13, 1856. Every year my heart becomes more fixed in this dear Paradise, and so much more so now, that all has become my dearest Albert's own creation, own work, own building, own laying out, as at Osborne; and his great taste, and the impress of his dear hand, have been stamped everywhere. He was very busy to-day, settling and arranging many things for next year..1! "9 Opening Of The New Bridge Over The Linn Of Dee. September 8, 1857. At half-past one o'clock we started in " Highland state,"--Albert in a royal Stuart plaid, and I and the girls in skirts of the same, --with the ladies (who had only returned at five in the morning from the ball at Mar Lodge) and gentlemen, for the Linn of Dee, to open the new bridge there. The valley looked beautiful. A triumphal arch was erected, at which Lord Fife and Mr. Brooke received us, and walked near the carriage, pipers playing--the road lined with Duff men. On the bridge Lady Fife received us, and we all drank in whisky " prosperity to the bridge." The view of the linn is very fine from it. All the company and a band were outside a tent on the bank overlooking the bridge. Here we took some tea, talked with the company, and then ( 160 ) drove back by Mar Lodge, --the Fifes preceding us...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236669053
  • 9781236669056