The Life and Letters of Edward A. Freeman, D. C. L., LL; D. Volume 2

The Life and Letters of Edward A. Freeman, D. C. L., LL; D. Volume 2

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...country, with the Blue Ridge stretching right in front like a greater Malvern. But it is very hard to get about. We shall never find fault with the worst roads in Somerset, after (December 30) what they call roads here. In fact, one has here the same privilege that they had in Scotland in the days before Marshal Wade1. Neither Grant nor Lee can share his honours--we still see the roads before they were made. 'Tis mud everywhere, in the fields also, so that it may be said of every man and every spot' Potuit ire quo voluit cum ista terra.' Each time I come back to my son's land, I bring with me parts of the estates of his neighbours cleaving to my boots. The only way that I can find to get about in any approach to comfort is by riding on a horse at the pace of a snail. To-day has come the first snow to speak of. There was a feeble attempt a fortnight back, but it is not much to speak of as yet. So hitherto we have seen nothing of the famous American winter; two days back it was such summery heat that I began to think we had somehow got rolled over into Australia. 'Tis very odd going about in a land where there are no 1 Alluding to the well-known rimes about Marsha Wade, who laid out new roads in the Highlands of Scotland after the suppression of the rebellion of 1745. 'Had you seen these roads before they were made, You'd have held up your hands, and bless'd Marshal Wade.' antiquities, bating a few tumps so old that you can tell nothing about them. I am sometimes tempted to wish myself in Italy again. I must some day take you to the Etruscan and Latin walls. But our standard of antiquity seems to adapt itself to circumstances. Here a house of the seventeenth or even eighteenth century, seems venerable, just as one counts things old in England which...show more

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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 299g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236584724
  • 9781236584724