Picture Tales from Welsh Hills

Paperback | January 15, 2012

byBertha Thomas

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1913. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... The Courtship of "Ragged Robin" That was not his name, nor yet his nickname. In a lawyer's deed he would figure as Robert John David Morgan Lloyd, of Penglas. "Ragged Robin" was a fancy pet-name privately bestowed upon him by Miss Durden, of Bryncennin, the lady-owner of the substantial Welsh farm holding whereon, so far as in him lay, he flourished. He had nephews and nieces occupying good positions in the service of Church and State, as did their photographs in Penglas farm parlour. Himself a son of the soil, he had been faithful, all his fifty years, to his Mother Earth. His only resemblance to the above-named pretty pink flower of his hayfields lay in a sort of naturally dilapidated cut; a jagged negligence of hair, beard, gait, attitude, and attire. He might not be the most reputable figure on the Bryncennin estate, but he was far and away the most picturesque. See him aslouch in the tedder, supplying the human touch to an exquisite pastoral! Stand in the adjacent upland meadow and watch the cart as it crosses the skyline, dimly seen between the three lights--daylight, twilight, and moonlight contending. Rose-colour in the west; across the valley a wavy line of distant hills; and a pale crescent moon hanging low, just over Robin's head as he and his equipage draw by, with a whirligig of hay in their wake. Or see him posed, leaning on his pitchfork, in a winter-bound wood, looking like an untidy Faun, or some higher deity in sylvan disguise; his garb all run to fringe, as usual; his face--well, if unclean, it was certainly not common, but it had never had fair play nor good treatment. How far the divine fire in his eyes was due to genius, and not to gin, it were ungracious to inquire. Hear him discourse slowly, solemnly, of the frozen earth, undergoing a res...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1913. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... The Courtship of "Ragged Robin" That was not his name, nor yet his nickname. In a lawyer's deed he would figure as Robert John David ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:36 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217248047

ISBN - 13:9780217248044

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