Monthly Chronicle of North-Country Lore and Legend

Monthly Chronicle of North-Country Lore and Legend

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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: ...the remainder of his days. There were also on view a number of interesting Indian curiob, collected by Mr. David Wood; specimens of minute writing by the late Mr. R. A. Proctor and others; a copy of Marat's "Chains of Slavery "; a first edition of Akenside's poems; an early impression of the picture to be presented with the next Christmas Supplement of the Weekly Chronicle; the progressive proofs of "Geordie and the Bairn," Mr. Ralph Hedley's picture, presented with the last Christmas Supplement, from the "lay in" to the final stage; a clever piece of woodcarving by Mr. J. T. Ogilvie, of Newcastle, representing the well-known "Uncle Toby" group; and some rare old books, exhibited by Mrs. J. R. Harrison, of Newcastle. There had, moreover, been provided an autograph-book, in which, in the course of the evening, the majority of the visitors subscribed their names. The unique and happy gathering, which had throughout been of the most agreeable and satisfactory character, was brought to a close by the singing of "Auld Lang Syne." HE residence of the Bishop of Durham at Bishop Auckland is a noble pile in the Gothic style of architecture. Situated in a beautiful park of considerable extent near the river Wear, its surroundings are all that could be desired by the lover of romantic scenery, the main features of the landscape being bold cliffs and eminences, noble trees and irregular woodlands. It has truly been said that "language is too weak, and but few pencils are sufficiently powerful, to delineate the rich scenery of Auckland Park." Auckland Castle or Palace, for it is known by both names, is said to have formerly been a manor house belonging to the See of Durham. The house was afterwards...show more

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  • Paperback | 508 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 26mm | 898g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236522842
  • 9781236522849