Progressive Exercises In English Composition by Richard Green ParkerProgressive Exercises In English Composition by Richard Green Parker

Progressive Exercises In English Composition

byRichard Green Parker

Paperback | July 9, 2012

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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. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...into the intricacies of the woodland scenery. Above rolled the planets, each, by its own liquid orb of light, distinguished from the inferior or more distant stars. If the view of the scene around Ellangowan had been pleasing by moonlight, it lost none of its beauties by the light of the morning sun. The land, even in the month of November, smiled under its influence. A steep, but regular ascent, led from the terrace to the neighboring eminence, and conducted to the front of the old castle. It consisted of two massive round towers, projecting deeply and darkly before a curtain, or flat wall, which united them, and thus protecting the main entrance, that opened through a lofty arch into the inner court of the castle. The arms of the family, carved in freestone, frowned over the gateway; and the portal showed the spaces arranged by the architect for lowering the portcullis, and raising the drawbridge. A rude farm-gate, made of young fir-trees nailed together, now formed the only safeguard of this once formidable entrance. The esplanade in front of the castle commanded a noble prospect. The dreary scene of desolation, through which Mannering's road had lain on the preceding evening, was excluded from the view by some rising grounds, and the landscape showed a pleasing alternation of hill and dale intersected by a river, which was in some places visible, and hidden in others where it rolled betwixt deep and wooded banks. The spire of a church and the appearance of some houses indicated the situation of a village at the place where the stream had its junction with the ocean. The vales seemed well cultivated; the little inclosures, into which they were divided, skirted the bottom of the hills, and sometimes carrying their lines of straggling hedge-rows...
Title:Progressive Exercises In English CompositionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:70 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217536646

ISBN - 13:9780217536646