Three Months' Tour in Ireland

Paperback | February 4, 2012

byMarie Anne De Bovet

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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. 1891. Excerpt: ... THREE MONTHS IN IRELAND CHAPTER I. DUBLIN. There is a great charm in a country that can only be reached by sea. When, after three hours' choppy crossing between Holyhead and Kingstown, the dark outline of the hyperborean " island of Diodorus becomes visible on the purple horizon, the attraction of that unknown land is enhanced by the mysterious veil of perpetual mist with which it is always surrounded, and through which the setting sun now darts streaks of gold. One feels a childish pleasure, too, in watching how the details of the coast accentuate themselves with each turn of the paddle-wheel, and in trying to make out the shape of the immense Bay of Dublin, which the Irish say is like the Bay of Naples. It may be so--minus Vesuvius, and plus fog, and without counting many other points of difference, of which they can hardly be fair judges who have never seen Naples, as is the case with the greater part of the Irish people. It is curious that when one never finds two leaves alike on the same tree there should be this mania for comparing different countries and climates; the truth being that one bay resembles another bay only as one man resembles another. The Bay of Dublin in reputation for beauty is second to none: let it be content with that, and leave Naples alone. Unfortunately, its charms are unobtrusive, and not seen all at once; too often the outlines of the chain of mountains with B which it is surrounded are hidden in clouds, which give to its waters a leaden tinge, and contrast sadly with the boundless reach of seagreen streaked with violet in the offing. The result is a grey and indistinct effect, not altogether unpleasing. The first object that meets the eye on landing is a squat and ugly obelisk, surmounted by a crown lying on a cushion. The ...

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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. 1891. Excerpt: ... THREE MONTHS IN IRELAND CHAPTER I. DUBLIN. There is a great charm in a country that can only be reached by sea. When, after th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:76 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217405932

ISBN - 13:9780217405935

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