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Miscellanies in Prose and Verse (Paperback) Loot Price: R268
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Miscellanies in Prose and Verse (Paperback): Benjamin Hardacre

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Miscellanies in Prose and Verse (Paperback)

Benjamin Hardacre

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: ESHTON HALL AND ITS SURROUNDINGS. Among bold Craven's craggy hills, In winding Aire's romantic dale, Where water unpolluted rills, And near to Gargrave's lovely vale. On Eastern brow of hilly mound, Stands generous Wilson's well-placed seat, With varied beauty all around? A sylvan-sheltered, sweet retreat. At base of slope, a babbling stream, Trout-haunted, beautifies the scene; Its purling ripplings sparkling gleam, With ray of sun and moonlight sheen. Tree-studded pastures large and fine, With sward in richest shade of green, On which luxuriate the kine, Unconscious of their fate I ween. Outskirted by food-yielding meads, ? Of yore the scene of raid and pillage, ? And by a shady lane which leads To pleasant rural stream-laved village. Sweet Eshton, spot art thou to love, Which but to see is to admire; Where sports the hare and coos the dove, And sings the joyous woodland choir. For thee hath Nature done her part, And placed art thou near to the grand; Made beautiful art thou by art, With waving woods, and cared-for land. The heath-clad hills, so rudely wild, Give contrast to the cultured dale, Whose bare and rocky heights up-piled Make lovelier look thy verdant vale. Here seen are some of Nature's freaks: For shelter, rears up easternward Bold Flasby Fell's fantastic peaks, That stand like sentinels to guard. Those peaks, bleak-looking from below, When Winter comes, and birds have flown, When capp'd with glistening wreaths of snow, Will have a beauty of their own. From terraced front, or sloping sward Of flower-decked lawn, or leaf-bower'd seat, Are seen fine views, that claim regard, Of which a painter well might treat. The fertile and the sterile blend; The mountain, stream, g...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: October 2010
Authors: Benjamin Hardacre
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 42
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-78484-9
Categories: Promotions
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LSN: 0-217-78484-4
Barcode: 9780217784849

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