A Knight Templar Abroad; Or, Reminiscences Of Travel Beyond The Sea

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byW. Harlan Cord

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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. 1885. Excerpt: ... Of course, the old town must needs be the historic portion of Edinboro', and to this we propose, accordingly, to give our attention in the main, although we shall mention, we trust, some things of iuterest connected with the new town. CHAPTER XV. EDINBORO' CONTINUED. 'DINBORO' Gastle, perched on the summit of the rock at the west end of the central ridge of the city, is 443 feet above the level of the sea, and, of course, forms the most striking feature in all views of the metropolis. The Rock, it is supposed, was a stronghold from the time of the Picts, and long before the records of Scottish history. The present buildings, however, date only from about the fifteenth century (with the exception of St. Margaret's Chapel, which is 800 years old), and are about 700 yards in circumference. The whole of the circular front to the east was destroyed by Earl Morton's siege, in the time of Queen Mary, and rebuilt by him after Mary's defender--Kirkaldy of Grange--had yielded. ANCIENT LANDMARKS. 459 After passing the drawbridge and guard house, we pass beneath the portcullis gate, over which is the old State Prison where the Marquis of Argyle, Lord Balcarras, and many other illustrious prisoners have been confined, and whence many of them were led forth to an ignominious death. A little further up to the right, is the Argyle Battery, and at the foot of the roadway in front, is the Armory, which has a capacity of 30,000 stands of arms. Passing up the steep causeway, we see on the right, the Governor's house, and further up on the same side are the new barracks, a lofty and imposing pile of buildings. Turning to the left, and passing through an old arched gateway, the citadel is now reached, from which we obtain various views, which fill with enthusiasm and delight, ...

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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. 1885. Excerpt: ... Of course, the old town must needs be the historic portion of Edinboro', and to this we propose, accordingly, to give our atte...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:134 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.29 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217670105

ISBN - 13:9780217670104

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