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A Walk from London to John O'Groat's

with notes by the way.

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Author: Elihu Burritt
Published: 1864
Language: English
Wordcount: 98,933 / 289 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 46.5
LoC Category: G
Downloads: 997
Added to site: 2006.11.18
mnybks.net#: 15295
Genre: Travel
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and his doings; and having thus travelled a hundred miles through a fertile country you can form no approximate or satisfactory idea of its character and productions.

But no facts nor arguments are needed to convince an intelligent traveller that the railway affords no point of view for seeing town or country to any satisfactory perception of its character. Indeed, neither coach of the olden, nor cab of the modern vogue, nor saddle, will enable one to "do" either town or country with thorough insight and enjoyment. It takes him too long to pull up to catch the features of a sudden view. He can do nothing with those generous and delightful institutions of Old England,--the footpaths, that thread pasture, park, and field, seemingly permeating her whole green world with dusky veins for the circulation of human life. To lose all the picturesque lanes and landscapes which these field- paths cross and command, is to lose the great distinctive charm of the country. Then, neither from the coach-box nor the sad

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