The Portsmouth Road and Its Tributaries

The Portsmouth Road and Its Tributaries

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The Portsmouth Road is measured (or was measured when road-travel was the only way of travelling on terra firma, and coaches the chiefest machines of progression) from the Stone's End, Borough. It went by Vauxhall to Wandsworth, Putney Heath, Kingston-on-Thames, Guildford, and Petersfield; and thence came presently into Portsmouth through the Forest of Bere and past the frowning battlements of Porchester. The distance was, according to Cary, -that invaluable guide, philosopher, and friend of our grandfathers, -seventy-one miles, seven furlongs; and our forebears who prayerfully entrusted their bodies to the dangers of the roads and resigned their souls to Providence, were hurried along this route at the break-neck speed of something under eight miles an hour, with their hearts in their mouths and their money in their boots for fear of the highwaymen who infested the roads, from London suburbs to the gates of Portsmouth Citadeshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 9.14mm | 294.83g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508424217
  • 9781508424215