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London To Lisbon
I left New York for Lisbon, as U. S. Minister to Portugal, on the 8th of June, and arrived this morning in London, after the usual passage of eight days to Southampton in the Elbe, and three hours' rail to the metropolis.
Portugal - Cintra And Mafra
Yesterday I walked to Pena. Pena is one of those structures which the old people of Portugal were so fond of erecting on every crag and hilltop, always with a religious significance.
Portuguese Agriculture
I have entered upon an agricultural investigation, and propose to record a view of the only industry for which Portugal is distinguished.
Portugal - Cintra
Portugal possesses many advantages for industrial enterprises. Her climate is mild throughout the year. A large portion of her soil is capable of cultivation ; and the cultivators are a hardy, industrious, and temperate people.
Portugal - Torres - Bemfica - Alcobaca
October 29th.-In going north from Lisbon it is not the churches and palaces and convents alone which attract the attention.
Portugal - Coimbra - Camcensem Dona Telles - Pombal
Such an autumn or early winter morning as can be occupied by an excursion like this is not easily found outside of Portugal,—and away from that part of Portugal in which we now are.
The Heroes And Gardens Of Cintra
The season in Cintra is over ; the air is growing too cool for comfort without fires ; the streets do not dry readily after a shower ; the heavy mists drive up from the sea and becloud the hill-tops.
The North Of Portugal - The Ajdua
It is an old adage that one must have a good constitution to travel in Spain. The same was true of Portugal, which was a part of the Iberian Peninsula, and whose hills, and valleys, and plains, and crags were and are only divided from Spain by an imaginary line.
Portugal - Lisbon
It was a very beautiful and fitting thing for the Minister of the United States at Lisbon to offer his apartments to Dom Pedro—the noble ex-Emperor who carries with him into retirement the love and respect of the world. Will thee give him my sincerest love and tell him that were our dear Longfellow living he would join me in affectionate remembrances.
Portugal And Brazil
In the Emerson Birthday Book which lies on our centre-table are recorded the names of Goldwin Smith, James G. Blaine, J. R. Lowell, W. W. Story, E. E. Hale, and many more signatures of distinguished and important men ; and among them, in a feeble hand, the name appears of Dom Pedro d'Alcantara, 1885.
Gibraltar - Naples - Pompeii - Rome
We arrived here last evening about seven o'clock, after a voyage of thirty-seven hours from Lisbon, in the steamer Malaga, a good little vessel of eight hundred tons, with a fine English captain weighing many stone, and a steady crew.
Gibraltar - Tangier
We are again in Gibraltar. After dining with Mr. and Mrs. Winthrop Chanler, where we met among other guests Minister Porter and his daughter, Miss Broadwood, Mr. and Mrs. Terry, and Mr. Dougherty, we prepared for our departure from Rome.
Lisbon - Antiquity - Architecture
Of the rest of the churches in Lisbon there is little to be said. They are all of one style, and differ only as one star differeth from another star in glory. And here I leave Chester pondering upon the irregular architecture of the kingdom.
Portugal - Literature - Sculpture - Palaces
Having studied the churches, Chester turned his attention to the literature of Lisbon. Of course he was first attracted by Camoens, the poet of Portugal, whose statue towers above the square on which it stands—a colossal bronze presentment of the once abused and now deified author, mounted on a lofty marble pedestal, around which stand statues of Lopes the historian, Pedro Nunes the cosmographer, Eannes de Azurara, Joao de Barros, Castanheda the historian, and Quevedo, Jeronymo Corte Real, and de Menezes, the epic poets of the kingdom.
Portugal - Lisbon - Boston
My mission to Portugal has come to an end, and I sail today in the steamer Lanfranc for Liverpool and thence for Boston, where I can land in the neighborhood of my own home. To bid farewell to Portugal seems to be a very simple matter.
To Selborne Through Woolmer Forest
General attitude of the traveller — Some advantages of ignorance — The best way with nature — Cobbett and Hindhead — Country ignorance — Summer-sadness — Selborne chancel — Gilbert White's grave — An apology for Francis Gastrell — A stuffed nightjar — Climbing the Hanger.
To Stratford On Avon, To See Sarah Berhardt
Thunder and Oxford — Warwick and public spirit — Stratford Forget-me-nots — Romance incarnate — Stratford Love-sick - The Red Horse and Washington Irving.
Listening To The Rain At Evesham
I AM at Evesham engaged in listening to the rain, which at last there is no escaping; and, like Melisande, I am not happy. In fact, I am in one of those moods of vicious disappointment, which are apt to make one's observation of exterior things a little unreliable.
Hindhead To Winchester
I HAD planned to enter the Cotswolds from Evesham, and then to zig-zag my way south again, returning home by way of Salisbury and Winchester; but a rainy morning and a muddy street decided me to give in for a day or two and exactly reverse my plan.
Winchester To Salisbury
AFTER all, it is not difficult to understand the Winchester verger's comparative indifference to the quiet fame of a literary fisherman, for in Winchester the greatest names are dwarfed, not merely because of the crowned congregation of them, but because the history of Winchester is on so large a scale.
Sarum
SARUM — so the milestones ; so the bishop ; and so I, in search of a pretty word for a chapter heading, write Sarum, though I reserve the right of saying "Salisbury" on occasion.
To Hazlitt's Winterslow
WHY I should make a pilgrimage to Hazlitt's Winterslow for the third time in my life I hardly know.
Of Sheep And Other Salisbury Excitements
ON the morning I was to leave Salisbury, I was awakened by a running murmur of plaintive sound. The street was sad with the cry of driven sheep. The downs were thus rolling by every avenue into the city, and twenty thousand sheep were to fill the market place that day.
Of Books As Travelling Companions
I ONCE had a dream of editing a little library of books for the scholar gipsy, such books, in such miniature yet comfortable format, as he would care, and be able, to carry with him in a way-faring knapsack.
Approaching Stonehenge
Something of this I remembered from a former time — an earlier life it seemed to be ; for this was to be my third visit to Stonehenge. It is evident that I was not born to be a great traveller, for the reader of this itinerary may have observed that I have spent most of my time in the delicate pleasure of revisiting places visited before.
Avoiding Stonehenge
The silence of Salisbury plain — Stonehenge for sale ! — Amesbury : Guinivere, john Gay, Sir Edmund Antrobus — An incompetent inn — Pewsey.
Avebury, An Older Stonehenge
Avebury is indeed a fitting temple wherein to worship them, and as, passing through the last little trim-tram wicket, I decided to take a pew in that church, Astarte, Queen of Heaven, with cow's horns of pearl, appeared to me, like a moth of pale silver, high up above the ancient stones.
To Lechlade And Kelmscott
WHAT beautiful words are made by beautiful lives — though I suppose there are names of places which no amount of godly or romantic living on the part of immortals can make beautiful: Swindon, for example, through which gate of horn I must perforce pass to meet the Upper Thames.
Cirencester And Fairford
My mysterious interest in Cirencester—Pronunciation of Cirencester — Tesselated pavements, motor-cars and phonographs -An epitaph, stained glass and a sermon.
The Cotswolds
The poet of the Cotswolds — Roman villa at Chedworth — The solitude and remoteness of the Cotswolds — Winchcombe — Pictures in the inn — The price of a lion and the price of a nightjar — The grave of Warren Hastings — Broadway -- Evesham once more.
Tabley House - An English Poet And His Home
Letters at Evesham — Death as a tester of values — Tabley House — Lord De Tabley's grave — A great brambler — Sir Peter Leycester — The old hall — The making of a poet — Lord De Tabley's poetry.
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