Picturesque Scenery in Ireland Drawn by T. Creswick, with Descriptive Jottings by a Tourist

Picturesque Scenery in Ireland Drawn by T. Creswick, with Descriptive Jottings by a Tourist

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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. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...until by an annual, or, as some say, a septennial ride over the surface of the lake, the silver shoes of his white horse are worn out by coming in contact with its waves. Once every seven years, on a fine morning, before the first rays of the sun have begun to disperse the mists from the bosom of the lake, the O'Donoghue comes riding over it on a beautiful snow-white horse, intent upon household affairs, fairies hovering before him, and strewing his path with flowers. As he approaches his ancient residence everything returns to its former state of magnificence: his castle, his library, his prison, and his pigeon-house are reproduced as in olden time. Those who have courage to follow him over the lake may cross even the deepest parts dry-footed, and ride with him into the opposite mountains, where his treasures lie concealed, and the daring visitor will receive a liberal gift in o return for his company; but before the sun has risen the O'Donoghue recrosses the water, and vanishes amidst the ruins of his castle. The next island of importance is Innisfallen. Near it a small rocky islet is pointed out, called O'Donoghue's Prison. Here it is said the renowned prince confined a disobedient son and some of his rebellious associates. Innisfallen is universally admitted to be the most beautiful and interesting of the Lake islands. At a distance the island appears to be densely covered with timber and gigantic evergreens. The trees are of larger growth than common, the ash and holly thriving to the best advantage; the arbutus also flourishes here in abundance, its fine foliage adding much to the charm of the scenery. This evergreen not only contributes to the beauty of the Lakes, but supplies material for the manufacture of pretty toys and more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236602641
  • 9781236602640