The Springs Of Plynlimmon; A Poem, With Copious Notes: a poem, with copious notes

Paperback | May 14, 2012

byLuke Booker

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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. 1834 Excerpt: ...on which he stands. The direct line, across the bottom, is not more than 600 yards: the distance, by water, exceeds four miles." Beside that promontory high, (413) Whose top seems crested by the sky, Stand others (tho' of recent name), &c. It was customary,--and, I believe, is so still, for some of the barristers, on the Oxford summer circuit, after finishing at Gloucester, "to go down the Wye" from Ross to Monmouth. The three barristers here mentioned were contemporaries upon that circuit; and, while sailing together, under those majestic rocks, their brethren of the bar bestowed, upon three of the most conspicuous eminences, their names. The broad bluff one is Bearcroft,--the more slender one Vansittart,--and the next in juxta position, Sergeant Adair. Well, Vaga! may'st thou lingering flow, (439) Nor wish from such a scene to go. But the rocks we have described, with those of the two Dowards, contrasted with the softened dells of such retreats as Coldwell,--Rosemary Topping, and a thousand resembling nooks of rural fascination, must be seen. The most gifted poet or painter could not describe them. The pen, in the hand of the former, and the pencil in that of the other, will rest--not in despair, but in silent admiration, while, on the bosom of the river, (our present theme) each individual will pleasingly be borne to Delightsome Monmouth--(458) the supposed Blestium of the Romans. Stationed on a gentle acclivity, rising from the bank of the river, and surrounded by hills clothed with sylvan garniture to their very summits, Monmouth was declared by Gray, a genuine classical poet, on viewing it from one of the surrounding eminences, to be "the delight of the eye, and the very seat of Pleasure." And such it continued throughout ...

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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. 1834 Excerpt: ...on which he stands. The direct line, across the bottom, is not more than 600 yards: the distance, by water, exceeds four miles."...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:36 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:May 14, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217637825

ISBN - 13:9780217637824

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