Varieties In Prose Volume 1 by William AllinghamVarieties In Prose Volume 1 by William Allingham

Varieties In Prose Volume 1

byWilliam Allingham

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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. 1893 Excerpt: ... EAMBLE THE FOURTH. MOOE PABK AND JONATHAN SWIFT. PASSING Cobbett's birthplace, the 'Jolly Farmer,' and the Farnham railway station, I soon quitted the main road for a by-road on the left. The hedgerowbank among other flowers showed an abundance of the greater celandine, with its yellow four-petaled bloom and beautifully cut green leaf. Neither this, nor Wordsworth's friend, its lesser namesake (which is of the ranunculus tribe--this of the poppy), nor any other of yellow wildflowers equals in richness of colour the common king-cup at its best. It tells wonderfully in a field nosegay. Never king of Thule quaffed his wine from so rich-hued a goblet. This spring 1867, though strangely broken by three or four patches of winter, has been profuse of wild flowers, at least on the south coast of England, especially of primrose, lesser celandine, stitchwort, red campion, king-cup, water crowfoot. Blue-bells were less plentiful. The hawthorns, which burst into sudden bloom, as the nightingales into song, in the warm beginning of May, stopped short, as the birds also were stricken dumb, in those three weeks of unnatural cold which made ' hoary-headed frosts fall in the fresh lap of the crimson rose,' and blighted many a walnuttree, mulberry, and myrtle in cottage-gardens, as well as countless ridges of the 'famine-root' abhorred by Cobbett, for which he cursed the memory of Sir Walter Ealeigh. The later-leaved forest trees, oak and ash, are also many of them scorched as by fire; but not these two broad spreading oaks that overshade the steep lane descending to Moor Park, and under whose branches Jonathan Swift must so often have passed, during the nine or ten years of which he spent the best part at this place, between the ages of twenty-two and thirty-one. From the ...
Title:Varieties In Prose Volume 1Format:PaperbackDimensions:68 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:February 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217904599

ISBN - 13:9780217904599