The Ports, Harbours, Watering-Places and Picturesque Scenery of Great Britain Volume 2

The Ports, Harbours, Watering-Places and Picturesque Scenery of Great Britain Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1842. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... REDCLIFFE CHURCH AND BASIN, BRISTOL. "Bat Avon marched in more stately path, Proud of his adamants with which he shines, And glistens wide; as als of wondrous Bath And Bristow faire, which on his waves he builded hath." Sl'EXSEE. The city of Bristol has enjoyed a celebrity of many centuries; and is continually adding to her power and affluence, by that spirit of enterprise which has drawn tribute from the remotest shores, and peopled her harbour witli the ships of all nations. The commercial importance which she acquired at so early a period of our history, and which gave her for a time so preponderating an influence over the other ports and harbours of the kingdom, has been sustained by her spirited citizens with a skill and industry rarely equalled and never surpassed. To the great facilities hitherto enjoyed by the merchants of Bristol another advantage has been added by the recent construction of the Great Western railway, which has opened a rapid channel of intercourse between the Thames and the Severn, --the London docks and the harbour of Bristol. This event has been still further advantageous in having given origin to various ramifications of the same means of conveyance, so that the products of our native manufactures can be thrown into this channel, and an interchange effected, with a cheapness and facility quite unprecedented in the history of our inland commerce. As the station also of some of the great steam-ships that now traverse the Atlantic and maintain a regular intercourse with New York, Bristol has extended her commercial interests; while her connexion with the West Indies, Russia, France, and Germany, is abundantly indicated by the numerous traders from those countries which are to be seen lading and unlading in her basin. The number of vesse...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236722442
  • 9781236722447