A Woman's First Impressions Of Europe; Being Wayside Sketches Made During A Short Tour In The Year…

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byElizabeth A. Forbes

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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. 1865. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III. SCOTLAND. Glasgow--The Clyde--Loch Long--Loch Lomond--Ben Lomond--Loch Katrine--Loch Achray--Stirling--Edinburgh--Abbottsford--Melrose--Dryburgh. Glasgow, in bed. An inglorious termination to so much bewildering enjoyment The climb at the Causeway, and a slight fall received while embarking on board the steamer from Belfast to Glasgow, have combined to remind me of my physical disabilities, and I am doing penance, in consequence. I take for granted, on the authority of my friends, that Glasgow is a beautiful city, containing a fine cathedral, the only one spared by the Reformation. The stately arches, once resonant with ave and pater noster, now ring to the music of the precentor, and the prayers of the Kirk. I have been also obliged to deny myself the pleasure which my friends are enjoying, of a trip to Ayr, the birth-place of Burns, and to summon all my strength for that El Dorado of my lifelong romance, Loch Katrine and the Trosachs. Aug. 11. Since writing the above, have grown better, and by way of amusement, have taken an open carriage and driven about this beautiful city, up and down its steep streets, through the delightful Park; and have visited the cathedral. I think I have never seen so beautiful a city. The more elegant residences are upon a high elevation above the old city, with gardens in front which we should call small parks. The various rows are called Crescents, although to many of them the crescent shape is lacking. The West End Park is a very fine one, the very ideal of an available park for such a town. Its natural position admits of great variety of hill, valley, plain and stream, and art has improved it to the utmost I have heard of moss grown streets, but I never saw them before. Up some of these steep streets the moss...

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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. 1865. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III. SCOTLAND. Glasgow--The Clyde--Loch Long--Loch Lomond--Ben Lomond--Loch Katrine--Loch Achray--Stirling--Edinburgh-...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:82 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217314201

ISBN - 13:9780217314206

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