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Abbotsford And Newstead Abbey

Auhtor: Washington Irving

Language: english
Published: 1886

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Review by Dr. Bojan Tunguz, May 2009


Rating: (****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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... pantaloons, stout shoes that tied at the ankles, and a white hat that had evidently seen service. He came limping up the gravel walk, aiding himself ...
... frolic. The old dog would keep on for a long time with imperturbable solemnity, now and then seeming to rebuke the wantonness of his young companions. ...
... materials furnished by American scenery. Scott spoke of it in that liberal style in which I always found him to speak of the writings of his contemporaries. ...
... in his dying hour, that his heart might be carried to the Holy Land and placed in the Holy Sepulchre, in fulfilment of a vow of pilgrimage and of the ...
... well as his arch and sarcastic humor. His home, if home he had, was at Galashiels but he went daundering about the country, along the green shaws ...
... of the country, and in this way he picked up much of that local knowledge which he has since evinced in his writings. His first visit to Loch Katrine, ...
... impatiently, I dinna ken always what I mean mysel. There is many a metaphysical poet in the same predicament with honest Hogg. Scott promised to ...
... so frequent in Scottish legend. Our fairies, however, said he, though they dress in green, and gambol by moonlight about the banks, and shaws, ...
... forest scarcely exists but in name, and the tract of country over which it once extended its broad solitudes and shades, is now an open and smiling ...
... the course of the transfer of the estate, has never been published:-. Venice, November 18, 1818. My Dear Wildman,. Mr. Hanson is on the eve of ...
... a murky dew, The humid pall of life-extinguished clay, In sainted fame the sacred fathers grew, Nor raised their pious voices but to pray. Where now ...
... with hereditary songs and catches during their repast and the old Pyrrhic game of the sword dance, handed down since the time of the Romans, was admirably ...
... endure. Various visitors have either fancied, or pretended to have seen him, and a cousin of Lord Byron, Miss Sally Parkins, is even said to have ...
... the duel of his ancestor. He even gave this as a reason, though probably in jest, for not sleeping at the Hall, declaring that he feared they would come ...
... be still, or break.. The revival of this early passion, and the melancholy associations which it spread over those scenes in the neighborhood ...
... in its solitude and then- As in that hour-a moment o'er his face The tablet of unutterable thoughts Was traced,-and then it faded as it came, And ...
... by turnip-fields and Merrie Sherwood will exist but in ballad and tradition. O for the poetical superstitions, thought I, of the olden time. ...
... being haunted ground, it was natural that a mysterious visitant of the kind, and one supposed to be under the influence of mental hallucination, ...
... his estate overhung by several commercial claims, which threatened to swallow up the whole. Under these disastrous circumstances, her annuity suddenly ...
... make his way through it quietly. As the crowd opened to the right and left, he beheld a human body lying on the pavement.-It was the corpse of the Little ...