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I met close to the bottom a tender gentleman from Edinburgh who had left Rowardennan sooner than us, and we started ascending together... We quickly attained the summit, and, hiking up a bit mound of earth and stones, I observed the half Scotland at a look. The clouds hung simply above the mountain-tops, , which rose throughout just like the waves of a robust sea. On each aspect, close to and much, stood their misty summits, yet Ben Lomand was once the monarch of all of them. -from "Ben Lomand and the Highland Lakes," through Bayard Taylor From the period from a visit to the Continent was once rarer yet extra deeply favored comes a fascinating literary travelogue assembled from the hearts and minds of a few of the best wordsmiths within the English language. A Grand travel in 10 volumes, those pleasant volumes, first released in 1914, assemble little-seen essays from well-known erudite explorers in compact collections that would encourage these who have by no means been in a foreign country to make the adventure, and circulate those that need to pack their luggage back. quantity II maintains the sequence' exploration of significant Britain and eire in the course of the eyes and prose of a panoply of awesome writers: Ralph Waldo Emerson discovers Stonehenge, Robert Louis Stevenson extols the virtues of Edinburgh, William Makepeace Thackeray visits Dublin on a summer season, and masses extra through such extraordinary voices as Sir Walter Scott, James Boswell, William Cullen Bryant, and others. superbly illustrated with fascinating photos, it's a paintings to treasure... and to take alongside in your subsequent journey. OF curiosity TO: armchair tourists, readers of vintage literature American journalist and historian FRANCIS WHITING HALSEY (1851-1919) was once literary editor of the recent York occasions from 1892 via 1896. He wrote and lectured widely on heritage, and in addition edited the two-volume nice Epochs in American historical past defined by means of well-known Writers, From Columbus to Roosevelt (1912).

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