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Melrose and Its Vicinity (Paperback) Loot Price: R270
Discovery Miles 2 700
Melrose and Its Vicinity (Paperback): Books Group

Melrose and Its Vicinity (Paperback)

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Loot Price R270 Discovery Miles 2 700

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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. 1839. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... ABBOTSFORD DESCRIPTION. Some years ago, there was not a more unlovely spot in this part of the world, than that on which Abbotsford now exhibits all its quaint architecture and beautiful accompaniment of garden and woodland. A mean farm house stood on part of the site of the present edifice; a "kale-yard" bloomed where the stately embattled court-yard now spreads itself; and for many thousand acres of flourishing plantations, half of which have all the appearance of being twice as old as they really are, there was but a single long straggling stripe of unthriving firs. The river, however, must needs remain in statu quo; and any place so near those clearest and sweetest of all waters, never could u have been quite destitute of charms. The scene, however, was no doubt wild enough, --a naked moor--a few little turnip fields painfully reclaimed from it--a Scotch cottage--a Scotch farm yard, and some Scots firs. It is difficult to imagine a more complete contrast to the present Abbotsford. Sir Walter Scott was a most zealous agriculturist, and arboriculturist especially; and it was allowed that he had done things with this estate, since it came into his possession, which would have been reckoned wonders, even if they had occupied the whole of a clever and skillful man's attention, during more years than he was Laird of Abbotsford. There is some excellent arable land on the banks of the Tweed, towards the little town of Melrose, which lies some three miles from the mansion; but the bulk of the property is hilly country, with deep narrow dells interlacing it. Of this he planted fully one half, and it is admitted on all hands, that the rising forest has been laid out, arranged, and managed with consummate taste, care, and success. So much. so, that the general appearance...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Books Group
Creators: General Books
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 36
ISBN-13: 978-1-154-17942-2
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-154-17942-7
Barcode: 9781154179422

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