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The Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Esq (Volume 1) (Paperback) Loot Price: R354
Discovery Miles 3 540
The Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Esq (Volume 1) (Paperback): Washington Irving
The Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Esq (Volume 1) (Paperback): Washington Irving

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1834. Excerpt: ... A ROYAL POET. Though your body be confined, And soft love a prisoner bound, Yet the beauty of your mind Neither check nor chain hath found. Look out nobly, then, and dare Even the fetters that you wear. Fletcher. On a soft sunny morning in the genial month of May, I made an excursion to Windsor Castle. It is a proud old pile, full of storied and poetical interest, and its very external aspect is sufficient to inspire a train of fanciful and romantic associations. It rears its irregular walls, and massive towers, like a mural crown, round the brow of a lofty ridge, waves its royal banner in the clouds, and looks down, with a lordly air, upon the surrounding world. On this morning the weather was of that voluptuous vernal kind, which calls forth all the latent romance of a man's temperament, filling his mind with music, and disposing him to quote poetry and dream of beauty. In wandering through the magnificent saloons and long echoing galleries of the castle, I passed with indifference by whole rows of portraits of warriors and statesmen, but lingered in the chamber where hang the likenesses of the beauties that graced the gay court of Charles the Second; and as I gazed upon them, depicted with amorous half-dishevelled tresses, and the sleepy eye of love, I blessed the pencil of Sir Peter Lely, which had thus enabled me to bask in the reflected rays of beauty. In traversing also the " large green courts" with sunshine beaming on the grey walls, and glancing along the velvet turf, my mind was engrossed with the image of the tender, the gallant, but hapless Surrey, and his account of his loiterings about them in his stripling days, when enamoured of the Lady Geraldine: --With eyes cast up unto the maiden's tower, With easie sighs, such as men draw in love. In ...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Washington Irving
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 56
ISBN-13: 978-1-153-99815-4
Barcode: 9781153998154
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-153-99815-7

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