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

Paperback | July 5, 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. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...you have the prominent features of the place. Where there were no rocks there was swamp, even on the hill-tops; and where the grass and weeds had bridged over the oozy soil, it was as elastic beneath our feet as a floor of India-rubber. The vegetation was that of Spring and Autumn combined; the golden ra-unculus was in blossom beside the aster and the golden rod; the delicate blue harebell grew beside the white flowering elder bush; the fragrant, vernal grasses scented the air (in places distant from fish); and the azure iris, or fleurde-lis, rose in thick beds between the rocks. The village contains between seventy and a hundred houses, which are scattered along the knobs for a distance of three-quarters of a mile. These knobs are separated by ravines, wo of which are crossed by wooden bridges. There are footpaths branching in all directions, but I saw nothing like a regular road. Near the centre of the place, at the head of the sheltered cove, there is a large two-story building for the storage of fish. A flagstaff behind it had the English and American ensigns hoisted together. Hereabouts the stacks of dried fish were very plentiful. I was forcibly reminded of the description of the Norwegian fish-market at Lofoden, in Mugge's romance of "Afraja." Some of the houses were painted white or darkred, but the greater part showed the dingy, leaden hue of he native wood. There was neither tavern, church, nor Btore to be seen, but we were told that various articles might be bought at the house of a man named Waddell--which house was distinguished by the figure-head of the Prince Charles, lost on this coast, planted beside it. There is also service on Sundays, occasionally; but the minister, it seems, had charge of several similar parishes,...

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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. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...you have the prominent features of the place. Where there were no rocks there was swamp, even on the hill-tops; and whe...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:126 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.27 inPublished:July 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217781233

ISBN - 13:9780217781237

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