Old shrines and ivy

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byWilliam Winter

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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.1892 Excerpt: ... OLD SHEINES AND IVY. L STORIED SOUTHAMPTON. EARLY in the morning of a brilliant July day the Soilly islands came into view, a little to the south of our course, and we could see the great waves breaking into flying masses and long wreaths of silver foam, on their grim shores and in their rock-bound chasms. Yet a little while and the steep cliffs of Cornwall glimmered into the prospect, and then came the double towers of the Lizard Light, and we knew that our voyage was accomplished. The rest of the way is the familiar panorama of the channel coast--lonely Eddystone, keeping its sentinel watch in solitude and danger; the green pasture lands of Devon; the crags of Portland, gray and emerald and gold, shining, changing, and fading In silver mist; the shelving fringes of the Solent; the sandy coves and green hills of 13 the beautiful Isle of Wight; and placid Southampton Water with its little lighthouses and its crescent town, vital with the incessant enterprise of the present and rich with splendid associations of the past. The gloaming had begun to die into night when we landed, and in the sleepy stillness of the vacant streets and of the quiet inn we were soon conscious of that feeling of peace and comfort which is the first sensation of the old traveller who comes again into England. It is the sensation--after long wandering and much vicissitude--of being at home and at rest; and you seldom, or never, find it elsewhere. If the old city of Southampton were not, to the majority of ramblers, merely a port of entry and departure, if the traveller were constrained to seek it as a goal instead of treating it as a thoroughfare, its uncommon physical beauty and its exceptional antiquarian interest would be more fitly appreciated and more highly prized than they app...

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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.1892 Excerpt: ... OLD SHEINES AND IVY. L STORIED SOUTHAMPTON. EARLY in the morning of a brilliant July day the Soilly islands came into view, a li...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217263402

ISBN - 13:9780217263405

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