The Crown Inn, Near Bethlehem. Penna. 1745; A History, Touching The Events That Occurred At That…

Paperback | February 9, 2012

byWilliam Cornelius Reichel

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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.1872 Excerpt: ... The Crown Inn near Bethlehem.!745 LIND, indeed, to the perfections of God's handiwork in Nature, and inlets to a sluggish soul, must be the eyes that fail to see, or that grow weary of resting upon the beauties of the landscape which skirts the border of the bluff, on whose ridge, in sharp relief against the northern sky, stands the modern borough of Bethlehem. From the placid stream which comes to view out of the recesses of a fairy island, as from some hiding place, the foldings of gentle hills rise upward and higher, until their swelling outlines blend with the mountain which locks in its embrace this perfect little world. Whatever of beauty in form, whether form of headland, lowland or upland,--whatever of beauty in grouping, be it that of foliage, with sky or cloud, or heavenreflecting water,--whatever of grateful charm in the alternation of forest with ploughed or seeded field, of green (7) nook with fallow wold, of gray with sombre hues,--follow the sweep of the sunny amphitheatre before you, and say--are not all these here? No other portion of the valley of the Lehigh, confessedly, has been favored by Nature as this; none, elsewhere, perhaps, of the same extent, as much; and yet even here, this goddess, strange to say, has planted a garden within a garden, which man is now adorning with all that is chaste in rural art or magnificent in suburban architecture. Would you mete out the bounds of this garden-spot,--taking the river for a base, run a line from a point in its right bank not a stone's throw below the upper bridge due south, run a second parallel to this, from its bank where the stream bends gracefully around Calypso Island, through the laurels and rockeries of Oppelt's and the embowered precincts of Bishopthorpe, and complete the rude parall...

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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.1872 Excerpt: ... The Crown Inn near Bethlehem.!745 LIND, indeed, to the perfections of God's handiwork in Nature, and inlets to a sluggish soul, ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:42 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217582478

ISBN - 13:9780217582476

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