Reminiscences Of A Gentlewoman Of The Last Century; Letters Of Catherine Hutton

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byCatherine Hutton

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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. 1891 Excerpt: ...in convenience. The roads are undoubtedly the same, for nowhere else could they be made to go--they are only widened to admit a carriage. "Now as ever, my dear Brother, "Yours affectionately, "catherine Hutton." WELSH INNS. 123 The two following letters refer to two other journeys into Wales, when the same mode of travelling, with the same horses and servant, was adopted. "Caernarvon, September 13, 1797. "My dear Brother,--"I am sorry that I must confine my good opinion of the Welsh to those who have had little intercourse with the English. An honest Welsh clergyman complained to me that the English mountain hunters had made his country so dear that he could not afford to live in it. Four or five of the principal inns on the great road are kept by Englishmen, who set a bad example to the natives. These houses are only inferior to the best English inns in the trifling circumstances of accommodation, provisions, and attendance; in the material one of expense they are much alike. An instance of English munificence I heard to-day from the poor old barber who shows the castle. He had gone over it with a party of three gentlemen, who had given him three half-crowns for his trouble. He would gladly have scraped the beards of ninety of his countrymen for that sum; but he will think himself ill-paid if the next three gentlemen to whom he shows the castle give him three shillings. The English tourist will improve the country and spoil the inhabitants. "Provisions are cheap at Caernarvon, but the difficulty is to get them. Meat is plentiful on a Saturday, but it is scarcely to be had on any other day. Poultry is scarcely to be had on any day; fish depends on an uncertain element, and rabbits on the facility of crossing it, as th...

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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. 1891 Excerpt: ...in convenience. The roads are undoubtedly the same, for nowhere else could they be made to go--they are only widened to admit a ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:68 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:May 21, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217853102

ISBN - 13:9780217853101

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