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Carlyle's Birthplace And Early Homes
There was no road in Scotland or England which I should have been so glad to have walked over as that from Edinburgh to Ecelefechan.
Burns's Land
We left Carlisle at a little past eleven, and within the half-hour were at Gretna Green. Thence we rushed onward into Scotland through a flat and dreary tract of country, consisting mainly of desert and bog.
Highland Mary's Home And Grave
We owe much of our tenderest poesy to the heroines whose charms have attuned the fancy and aroused the impassioned muse of enamoured bards.
Through The Caledonia Canal To Inverness
The sun sets, we pass by Glencoe, and Ben Nevis appears sprinkled with snow ; the bay becomes narrower, and the mass of water, confined amid barren mountains, assumes a tragic appearance.
The Scotch Highlands
These are the Highlands. From Braemar to Perth we journey through them for many Iong miles. It is always a solitude; sometimes five or six valleys in succession are wholly bare, and one may travel for an hour without seeing a tree.
Ben Lomond And The Highland Lakes
It was indeed a glorious walk from Dumbarton to Loch Lomond through this enchanting valley. The air was mild and clear; a few light clouds occasionally crossing the sun chequered the hills with sun and shade.
To The Hebrides
My acquaintance, the Reverend Mr. John Macauley, one of the ministers of Inverary, and brother to our good friend at Calder, came to us this morning, and accompanied us to the castle, where I presented Dr. Johnson to the Duke of Argyle.
Staffa And Iona
To accomplish all this, we have nothing more to do than step on board the steam-packet that lies at the Broomielaw, or great quay at Glasgow.
A Summer Day In Dublin
Before that day, so memorable for joy and sorrow, for rapture at receiving its monarch and tearful grief at losing him, when George IV. came and left the maritime resort of the citizens of Dublin.
Dublin Castle
The building of Dublin Castle—for the residence of the Viceroys retains the term—was commenced by Meiler FitzHenry, Lord Justice of Ireland, in 1205; and finished, fifteen years afterward.
St. Patrick's Cathedral
If few of the public structures of Dublin possess the beauty of age, many of its churches may be classed with the ancient of days. Chief among them all is the Cathedral of St. Patrick.
Limerick
Limerick is distinguished in history as the city of the violated treaty; and the Shannon, on which it stands, has been aptly termed the King of Island Rivers.
From Belfast To Dublin
One of those iron steamers which navigate the British waters, far inferior to our own in commodious and comfortable arrangements, but strong and safe, received us on board, and at ten o'clock we were on our way to Belfast.
The Giant's Causeway
Finally, about eleven o'clock, we all arrived at the inn dripping with rain, and before a warm fire concluded the adventures of our day in Ireland.
Cork
Cork—which is certainly not a city of palaces, but of which the outlets are magnificent. That toward Killarney leads by the Lee, the old Avenue of Mardyke, and the rich green pastures stretching down to the river.
Blarney Castle
Few places in Ireland are more familiar to English ears than Blarney; the notoriety is attributable, first, to the marvellous qualities of its famous stone.
Mucross Abbey
The abbey of Mucross adjoins the pretty village of Cloghreen, [in Kerry] and is in the demesne of Henry Arthur Herbert, Esq., which includes the whole of the peninsula.
From Glenngariff To Killarney
The journey from Glengariff to Kenmare is one of astonishing beauty; and I have seen Killarney since, and am sure that Glengariff loses nothing by comparison with this most famous of lakes.
Bayeux And Its Famous Tapestries
The diligence brought me here from Caen in about two hours and a half. The country, during the whole route, is open, well cultivated, occasionally gently undulating, but generally denuded of trees.
The Chateau Of Henri IV. At Pau
Pau is a pretty city, neat, of gay appearance; but the highway is paved with little round stones, the sidewalks with small sharp pebbles: so the horses walk on the heads of nails and foot-passengers on the points of them.
Chateaux In The Valley Of The Loire
In the beautiful month of October I made a foot excursion along the banks of the Loire, from Orleans to Tours. This luxuriant region is justly called the garden of France.
Amboise
The Castle of Amboise stands high above the town, like another Acropolis above a smaller Athens; it rises upon the only height visible for some distance.
Blois
In 1814 Blois became the last capital of Napoleon's empire, and the chateau walls sheltered the prisoners captured by the imperial army.
Chambord
The road that leads from Blois to Chambord crosses the Loire by a fine stone bridge, which the inscription sets forth to be the first public work of Louis Philippe.
Chenonceaux
Chenonceaux is noted chiefly for its chateau, but the little village itself is charming. The houses of the village are not very new, nor very old, but the one long street is most attractive throughout its length.
Foix
Above the swift flowing Ariege in their superb setting of mountain and forest are the towers and parapets of the old chateau, in itself enough to make the name and fame of any city. . . .
Mont St. Michel
The promised rivers were before us. So was the Mont, spectral no longer, but nearing with every plunge forward of our sturdy young Percheron.
Caen
You must now attend me to the most interesting public building, perhaps all things considered, which is to be seen at Caen. I mean the Abbey of the Holy Trinity, or L'Abbaye aux Dames.
Down The River Bordeaux
The river is so fine that, before going to Bayonne, I have come down as far as Royan. Ships heavy with white sails ascend slowly on both sides of the boat.
The Grand Chartreuse
We took the longest road, which lies through Savoy, on purpose to see a famous monastery, called the Grande Chartreuse, and had no reason to think our time lost.
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