Miscellaneous Essays and Addresses

Miscellaneous Essays and Addresses

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ... Hamilton, Gordon, Montrose, and Argyll, are among the ducal houses alone whose charter-rooms appear to have been unvisited. We cannot suppose but that their graces would afford Mr. Laing every facility of research, especially as we observe that he has had access to the archives of Atholl, to which we presume the path does not lie through Glentilt. We would also suggest that the engravings should be brought into juxtaposition with the descriptive letterpress; or, if this is not possible, that each plate should have a direct reference to its description; the index which the reader must at present consult being about as pleasant an incident in his path as the omnibus in a railway hiatus. And so we take our leave of Mr. Laing, with hearty good wishes towards his success in the prosecution of his seal-fishery. ORKSHIRE converging to the Doncaster St. Leger, London discharging itself upon Epsom Downs on the Derby Day, Paris "circulating" through the alleys of Versailles on days of the grandes eaux--each furnishes a fine specimen of the national holiday crowd. The Derby and St. Leger, however, like Christmas, come but once a year; and the movable feasts in honour of which Neptune and the mille tuyaux open their throats, do not happen above four times in a summer. But from Easter to the middle of autumn, every fair Monday in Madrid brings forth a festal mob, which, for merry clamour, picturesque movement, local colour, and vivid nationality, is fairly worth all the aforesaid gatherings put together. frtaer't Magazine, June 1852. 1 Tauromachia; or, The Spanish, Bull-Fights IHtistrated in Twenty-six Sketches, by Lake Price: with Illustrations, by Richard Ford. Folio. London: Hogarth, 1852. XII. National holidays. XII. "Tauromachia...".show more

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  • Paperback | 126 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236525140
  • 9781236525147