Richard Bentley (volume 6); And Other Writings by Thomas De QuinceyRichard Bentley (volume 6); And Other Writings by Thomas De Quincey

Richard Bentley (volume 6); And Other Writings

byThomas De Quincey

Paperback | January 15, 2012

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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. 1862. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... RICHARD BENTLEY." Many years ago, walking in the sequestered valleys of Cumberland, with an eminent author f of the present day, we came to a long and desolate sort of gallery, through a wilderness of rocks, which, after rising and narrowing for about two miles, suddenly opened right and left into a little pastoral recess, within the very heart of the highest mountains. This verdant circus presented in its centre a beautiful but tiny lake, locally called a tarn, with a wild ' Life of Eiohard Bentley, D.D." By J. H. Monk, D.D. About the time of publication, the author of this Life was raised to the Bishopric of Gloucester. + "Eminent author:"--Viz., who? On second thoughts, there is no call for secresy; and therefore, in this third edition, I abjure it. The eminent author was Robert Southey; the beautiful but litigious solitude (a valley, to which the only road, far from descending, as in making for a valley it should have done, slowly ascended for miles) was WaterUath, six miles from Keswick, and three from the foot of Lodore Waterfall. J "Tarn:"--Any small lake among mountains much above the level of the larger lakes, and fed, not (as they are) by one main stream, but by a number of petty rills trickling down the side of the surrounding hills: from the Danish taaren, a trickling. The original word is taar, Danish for a tear. Consequently the notion under which a tarn has been regarded, is that of a weeping from the surrounding cliffs; and this is faithful to that differential feature which I have indicated as distinguishing the tarn from the lake--viz., that the latter is the discharge from a perbrook issuing from it through the road by which we had approached, a few quiet fields upon the margin of the lake, solemn hills looking down upon it from every side;an...
Title:Richard Bentley (volume 6); And Other WritingsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:104 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217277705

ISBN - 13:9780217277709