Sketches of Saffron Walden, and its vicinity by John PlayerSketches of Saffron Walden, and its vicinity by John Player

Sketches of Saffron Walden, and its vicinity

byJohn Player

Paperback | February 1, 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. 1845. Excerpt: ... Let us vary our track, and on this occasion move westward; but instead of entering immediately upon the hard and public road, we will take a sweeter, yet as public a way, through Audley End Park. When we were here last, in order to pen our earliest sketch, the season was not so far advanced, but the oaks and the ash too have now become leaved, so that the landscape is every way attractive, while the grass is ready for the mower's arm. There, beyond the iron fencing, is seen the Temple of Concord, erected 1792, by the late Lord Howard de Walden; and near to it, though not in view from the public path, is the urn beneath the sombrous yew, on the pedestal of which is the affecting inscription, in which Lady Howard spoke her widowed heart ere she left Audley End for the last time. These are memorials which shew the graces of the female mind, as written with a deeply and unerring graving-tool, securing for amiable cultivated woman, a place,--a rank in human affections of the highest and most enviable renown. The icehouse is to the right, hidden by the plantation, which extends to the wall on the left side of the gateway, where we enter upon the Audley End road. We recollect the outlet, some distance below, with its gate suspended from the arch above, by no means so accommodating, either to ladies or other pedestrians, as the well-constructed iron gate by the icehouse lodge. This lodge was built by the present noble owner of Audley End, who has shown his taste in several constructions of this class at various points; but there is not one, we think, more pleasantly situated than this. The hamlet of Audley End is now but a single street, having a school-house at the north corner, and the farm and alms-house at the other extremity, beyond the watercourse. On the r...
Title:Sketches of Saffron Walden, and its vicinityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:26 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021799394X

ISBN - 13:9780217993944