At Home And Abroad; A Sketch-book Of Life, Scenery, And Men

Paperback | July 9, 2012

byBayard Taylor

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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. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ...noble examples of physical vigor. The women--except one old dame--I did not see; but the children showed the soundness of the Btock from which they sprang. There was one little girl, with a cloud of auburn curls around her head, whose blue eye and tan-roseate cheek made a very sunshine in the shaded doorway where she sat. The men were not only pre-eminently healthy and vigorous, but they had honest, happy, reliable faces--faces which it strengthens you to look upon. I should be perfectly willing to spend a month or two among them, notwithstanding their rude mode of ife, and their complete isolation. "We had but an hour allowed us, and so went springing from rock to rock, or bounding over the elastic marshes, inhaling alternate whiffs of fish and flowers, until we had made a rapyl tour of tbe village. Under that glorious sky, and in the breath of that bracing air, the scenery had a singular charm for me. The sea, blue as the Mediterranean, thrust its shining arms deep among the hills, which, divided by lagoons, resembled an archipelago of green islands. The white rocks along the shore hurled back a whiter wall of snowy breakers; and westward, beyond the peaked headland of Cape Ray, rose the blue mountain-wall, streaked with the gray of its rocky parapet. Not a tree, aot even a large shrub was in sight; nothing but grass, Sowers, and rocks. The bare forms of the landscape harmonized with its monotony of color; it was sublime in its trery bleakness and simplicity. It resembled nothing I have een on the American Continent, but rather the naked, leathery hills of the western coast of Scotland. In two hours we resumed our course, standing eastward tlong the coast, whose beautiful stretch of swelling hills Mirned to a deep violet in the flush of sunset....

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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. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ...noble examples of physical vigor. The women--except one old dame--I did not see; but the children showed the soundness ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:126 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.27 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217177336

ISBN - 13:9780217177337

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