School; A Monthly Record of Educational Thought and Progress Volume 4

School; A Monthly Record of Educational Thought and Progress Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...Eastbourne, Brighton, &c.--the coast appearing to be broidered with luminous beads. Early morning found us off the Start Point and magnificent views were obtained of the cliff scenery both here and beyond Prawle Point. We took breakfast off Plymouth in sight of the Hoe and the Drake memorial. At mid-day we were under way again, as there was no time to spare. On leaving we ran straight into bad weather; in fact, the day was one which not a few on board had little desire to remember; but, urged by 10,000 horses, or their equivalent, at top speed--they were fed with an extra 250 tons of coal during the voyage--the ship went steadily on, taking small notice either of wind or wave. We sighted the magnificent light at Ushant on the French coast on Saturday evening and soon entered the Bay of Biscay--here the elements treated us more kindly and magnificent weather prevailed throughout the rest of the voyage. Cape Finisterre on the Spanish coast was reached on Sunday afternoon and ere long the Portugese coast was in sight. Soon after noon on Monday we were off the mouth of the Tagus; the view near Cape Roca, off Cintra, was magnificent. At dinner-time, on Monday, we rounded Cape St. Vincent. By rising betimes on Tuesday we saw Cape Trafalgar and were within sight of Gibraltar about 6 A.M., where we arrived soon after 7 o'clock, in glorious sunshine, almost a day ahead of the ordinary time. The P. and O. steamer Arcadia, carry-' ing a number of members of the British Astronomical Association, which left the Thames shortly after we did but called at Southampton instead of at Plymouth, steamed out soon after our arrival; two days later she entered the port at Marseilles just behind us. Our stay at Gibraltar was a short one, as we...show more

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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 381g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236948769
  • 9781236948762