Home sketches and foreign recollections

Paperback | May 20, 2014

byHenrietta Georgiana M. Chatterton, Henrietta Georgiana M. Chatterton

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1841 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. Journey to Wexford and Enniscorthy--Anecdotes of the Rebellion--Dick Hennesey, or the rights of man. Tinahinch, County Wicklow.--This lovely place belongs to Mr. Grattan; here his celebrated father lived, and it is full of interesting memorials of that great man. Besides his picture, the house contains those of many of the remarkable characters of the last century, who were his friends or relations. The glen in which it is situated, was then called the Happy Valley, from the social spirit which actuated its inhabitants; though, from the sad influence of party spirit, it no longer deserves the name, vet it looks as if it did so, and is certainly one of the most lovely spots imaginable. The stream which runs through the dargle, is gliding along, just under my windows, with a pleasant soothing sound. Large sycamores and beech-trees overshadow its banks, and above them is seen the Sugar-loaf mountain; its colour ever changing from dark purple to the light roseate hue of sunset, as the shadows or sunshine flit over its rugged brow. Since last I took out my diary, we have seen much, and made a pleasant tour. From Waterford we went by New Ross, to "Wexford; the country is very pretty, particularly about New Ross, which is on the Nore, that fine river with which we had already made acquaintance at Woodstock, to whose beauty it contributes so materially. Wexford has many fearfully interesting associations connected with the rebellion of 1798. We walked over the long bridge which was the scene of a dreadful massacre. We have a servant who can just remember the horrible murder of his father and two uncles on that fatal bridge; he was there as a child with his grandfather, and remembers that the old man implored the brutal assassins to...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1841 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. Journey to Wexford and Enniscorthy--Anecdotes of the Rebellion--Dick Hennesey, or the rights of ma...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217931065

ISBN - 13:9780217931069

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