Observations on a Tour Through Almost the Whole of England, and a Considerable Part of Scotland; In a Series of Letters, Addressed to a Large Number of Intelligent and Respectable Friends Volume 2

Observations on a Tour Through Almost the Whole of England, and a Considerable Part of Scotland; In a Series of Letters, Addressed to a Large Number of Intelligent and Respectable Friends 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. 1802 edition. Excerpt: ... I returned to England; but I had seen Arran, Loch-lomond, the OcmiHills, Loch-leven, and all the other objects I have enumerated, which ought to content a reasonable being, and I really considered that I should be ungrateful to repine while I possessed so much treasure, on which at any time I might draw for the support of my reflection's. These ideas occupied me as I passed over a barren and hilly road, perfectly patient and truly content. Arrived, however, within about eight miles of Per Hi, we climbed up the heights of Bigley, and in one moment the vale of Strather Ne lay before me. It has been my constant remark the views in Scotland are a lways wonderful and always new, fjpr the truth of which I appeal to every one of my descriptions. To describe this view, though I may perhaps have faintly succeeded upon canvas, it is impossible to do so upon paper. The extent of this charm ing valley is at least thirty miles, not made up of objects that lie under your nose as at Stirling-Castle, but that gradually recede in masses, making a most honourable retreat. To attempt to describe what it is composed of would be ridiculous. It would be to read the index to a work of genius instead of the book itself. It is but justice, however, to say, that the wanton Erne, occasionally seen through the thick plantations, and the meandering Tay, as it bent its course through the Carse of Gowry, and became more faint in its way to Dundee, played a very considerable part in this mass of harmony. Opposite this page you will see how far my feeble and inadequate pencil has been able to do justice to this delicious scene. It was a brilliant noon. Descended into the valley of Stratherne, we passed over the Erne at the distance of about five miles from Perth; and, when we...show more

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  • Paperback | 130 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 245g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236517350
  • 9781236517357