Seeing Europe With Famous Authors (volume 2)

Paperback | January 7, 2012

byFrancis Whiting Halsey

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1914. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CARLYLE'S BIRTHPLACE AND EARLY HOMES* BY JOHN BURROUGHS. There was no road in Scotland or England which I should have been so glad to have walked over as that from Edinburgh to Ecclefechan, a distance covered many times by the feet of him whose birth and burial place I was about to visit. Carlyle as a young man had walked it with Edward Irving (the Scotch say "travel" when they mean going afoot), and he had walked it alone, and as a lad with an elder boy, on his way to Edinburgh College. He says in his "Reminiscences" he nowhere else had such affectionate, sad, thoughtful, and in fact interesting and salutary journeys. . . . Not to be entirely cheated out of my walk, I left the train at Lockerby, a small Scotch markettown, and accomplished the remainder of the journey to Ecclefechan on foot, a brief six-mile pull. It was the first day of June; the afternoon sun was shining brightly. It was still the honeymoom of travel with me, not yet two weeks in the bonnie land; the road was smooth and clean as the floor of a sea beach, and firmer, and my feet devoured the distance with right good will. . . . Pour miles from Lockerby I came to Mainhill, the name of a farm where the Carlyle family lived many years, and where Carlyle first read Goethe, "in a dry ditch," Froude says, and translated .From "Fresh Fields." By special arrangement with, and by permission of, the publishers, Houghton, Mifflin Co. Copyright, 1884. "Wilhelm Meister." The land drops gently away to the south and east, opening up broad views in these directions, but it does not seem to be the bleak and windy place Froude describes it. The crops looked good, and the fields smooth and fertile. The soil is rather a stubborn clay, nearly the same as one sees everywhere.. . . The Carlyles were li...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1914. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CARLYLE'S BIRTHPLACE AND EARLY HOMES* BY JOHN BURROUGHS. There was no road in Scotland or England which I should have been s...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:January 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217921558

ISBN - 13:9780217921558

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