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--Passages from the English Note-Books of Nathaniel Hawthorne; Two Volumes in One (Paperback) Loot Price: R573
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--Passages from the English Note-Books of Nathaniel Hawthorne; Two Volumes in One (Paperback): Nathaniel Hawthorne
--Passages from the English Note-Books of Nathaniel Hawthorne; Two Volumes in One (Paperback): Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Nathaniel Hawthorne

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1873. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... FUKNESS ABBEY. Yesterday, July 12th, we took a phaeton and went' to Furness Abbey, -- a drive of about sixteen miles, passing along the course of the Leam to Morecambe Bay, and through Ulverton and other villages. These villages all look antique, and the smallest of them generally are formed of such close, contiguous clusters of houses, and have such narrow and crooked streets, that they give you an idea of a metropolis in miniature. The houses along the- road (of which there are not many, except in the villages) are almost invariably old, built of stone, and covered with a light gray plaster; generally they have a little flower-garden in front, and, often, honeysuckles, roses, or some other sweet and pretty rustic adornment, are flowering over the porch. I have hardly had such images of simple, quiet, rustic comfort and beauty, as from the look of these houses; and the whole impression of our winding and undulating road, bordered by hedges, luxuriantly green, and not too closely clipped, accords with this aspect. There is nothing arid in an English landscape; and one cannot but fancy that the same may be true of English rural life. The people look wholesome and well-to-do, -- not specimens of hard, dry, sunburnt muscle, like our yeomen, -- and are kind and civil to strangers, sometimes making a little inclination of the head in passing. Miss Martineau, however, does not seem to think well of their mental and moral condition. "We reached Furness Abbey about twelve. There is a railway station close by the ruins; and a new hotel stands within the precincis of the abbey grounds; and continually there is the shriek, the whiz, the rumble, the bell-ringing, denoting the arrival of the trains; and passengers alight, and step at once (as their choice may be) into the ref...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 11mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 212
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-28758-8
Barcode: 9781151287588
Categories: Promotions
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LSN: 1-151-28758-X

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