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Rambles Beyond Railways;

or, Notes in Cornwall taken A-foot

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Author: Wilkie Collins
Published: 1861
Language: English
Wordcount: 64,159 / 191 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 51.1
LoC Categories: G, DA
Downloads: 1,325
Added to site: 2009.03.20 23739
Genre: Travel

rey. Midway on the slopes appear the gardens of Looe, built up the acclivity on stone terraces one above another; thus displaying the veritable garden architecture of the mountains of Palestine magically transplanted to the side of an English hill. Here, in this soft and genial atmosphere, the hydrangea is a common flower-bed ornament, the fuchsia grows lofty and luxuriant in the poorest cottage garden, the myrtle flourishes close to the sea-shore, and the tender tamarisk is the wild plant of every farmer's hedge. Looking lower down the hills yet, you see the houses of the town straggling out towards the sea along each bank of the river, in mazes of little narrow streets; curious old quays project over the water at different points; coast-trade vessels are being loaded and unloaded, built in one place and repaired in another, all within view; while the prospect of hills, harbour, and houses thus quaintly combined together, is beautifully closed by the English Channel, just visible as a small strip of blue wat

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Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***
Henry L. Ratliff

(1861) Non fiction / Travel
Plot bullets

  • A walking tour in England in the mid 1800's.
  • A look at some historical sites,
  • A look into the lives of the people and the times.

  • Chapters

    o I. A Letter of Introduction

    o II. A Cornish Fishing Town

    o III. Holy Wells and Druid Relics

    o IV. Cornish People

    o V. Loo-pool

    o VI. The Lizard

    o VII. The Pilchard Fishery

    o VIII. The Land's End

    o IX. Botallack Mine

    o X. The Modern Drama in Cornwall

    o XI. The Ancient Drama in Cornwall

    o XII. The Nuns of Mawgan

    o XIII. Legends of the Northern Coast



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