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Seeing Europe with Famous Authors, Volume 2

Great Britain and Ireland

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Author: Anonymous
Language: English
Wordcount: 52,622 / 157 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 63.8
LoC Category: G
Downloads: 493
mnybks.net#: 367
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Travel

Edited by Francis W. Halsey.

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ged when holding meetings on the hilltop; here Brontë's predecessor took refuge from his riotous parishioners, finally escaping through the low easement at the back,--out of which poor Branwell Brontë used to vault when his sisters asked for him at the door. This inn is a quaint structure, low-eaved and cosy; its furniture is dark with age. We sleep in a bed once occupied by Henry J. Raymond, [Footnote: In the editorial sense, the founder of the New York "Times." Mr. Raymond died in 1869, eighteen years after the paper was started.] and so lofty that steps are provided to ascend its heights. Our meals are served in the old-fashioned parlor to which Branwell came. In a nook between the fireplace and the before-mentioned easement stood the tall arm-chair, with square seat and quaintly carved back, which was reserved for him.

The landlady denied that he was summoned to entertain travelers here; "he never needed to be sent for, he came fast enough of himself." His wit and conviviality were usuall

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