Westmoreland, Windermere and the haunts of Wordsworth Volume 2

Paperback | May 5, 2014

byHardwicke Drummond Rawnsley

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ... LITERARY ASSOCIATIONS OF THE ENGLISH LAKES CHAPTER I Greystoke: Penrith: Brougham Castle: King Arthur's Round Table: Mayborough Mound: The Grotto: Tirrell Meeting-house Lord Clifford: The Wordsworths At Penrith: Arthurian LEGEND: WILKINSON AND HIS FRIENDS: DEATH OF CHARLES GOUGH ON HELVELLYN Instead of going over the Dunmail Raise to Ambleside by the road over which we shall return to Keswick, let us go thither by another route; we will take train for Penrith, thence we will drive to Pooley Bridge, and so by Ullswater to Patterdale, and over the Kirkstone Pass. After leaving the station we have a last view of Windy Brow, with its Calvert associations, above the wall of wood on the left. We get a last peep on the right, too, of Chestnut Hill of Shelley memory, and after threading VOL. II. A the echoing defile, and thundering over the bridges of "sinuous Greta," we pass the entrance of the valley which Richardson the poet-schoolmaster loved so well, and Sir Walter Scott made famous, "the narrow valley of St. John," and win the quiet beauty of the "lonely Threlkeld's waste and wood," and the wild swells of Matterdale Common. Away to our right, beneath Wanthwaite Crags,1 above the Threlkeld Quarry, lie the remains of the old Pictish village of prehistoric date, and we sight a little further on, a spur of Helvellyn, the Wolf-Crag as it is called, that takes us back to the time when the wolf ravened hereabout. Yonder rising ground to the north-east, beyond Troutbeck Station, preserves to us, possibly, a memory of the days when bears, as well as wolves, prowled round. "Berrier," it is averred, means "the Bear-warrior," so we are taken back to a far distant past, as we speed upon our way. But our eyes are attracted by the deep-trenched gorges to...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ... LITERARY ASSOCIATIONS OF THE ENGLISH LAKES CHAPTER I Greystoke: Penrith: Brougham Castle: King Arthur's Round ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:May 5, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217506607

ISBN - 13:9780217506601

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