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Review: A Thousand Miles in the Rob Roy Canoe: On the Rivers and Lakes of EuropeUser Review - Jekyvsk - Goodreads
Pleasant and amusing travel narrative of a season spent canoeing through the byways of Europe, the various townspeople that the author met on the way, and their perception of him and his canoe. Read full review
APPENDIX asked baggage bank boat boat's boys breakers breakfast breeze bridge canal canoe carried channel course crowd Danube dark day's deep Donaueschingen England English Englishman fast feet fish floating France French German hills horse Illfurth inches Kyles of Bute ladies lake Lake Constance Lake of Constance LAKE OF ZURICH Lake Zug land laughed look luggage Madame Clicquot mast Meuse miles morning Moselle mountains navigation never night once paddle passed pleasant pleasure Pontius Pilate pretty pulled quiet railway rapids rest Rhine river road Rob Roy rocks round rushing safe sail scenery seemed seen shallow shore side sight soon sort steamer stones stop strange stream sure Switzerland talk things Titisee took tour tourist town traveller trees turn Tuttlingen village voyage walk waves wind wood
Page 106 - O, Lord, thy slaughtered saints, whose bones Lie scattered on the Alpine mountains, cold; E'en them who kept thy truth so pure of old. * * » • Who were thy sheep, and in their ancient fold Slain by the bloody Piedmontese that rolled Mother with infant down the rocks.
Page 311 - ' written with pencil, but scarcely legible," read : " The ship Kent is on fire, Elizabeth, Joanna, and myself, commit our spirits into the hands of our blessed Redeemer ; his grace enables us to be quite composed in the awful prospect of entering into eternity.
Page iii - With her paddle and sails she traversed the rivers Thames. Sambre. Meuse, Rhine. Main, Danube. Reuss. Aar. 111, Moselle, Meurthe. Marne. and Seine ; the lakes Titisee. Constance, Unter See, Zurich. Zug, and Lucerne, together with six canals in Belgium and France.
Page 320 - The Times " Bee-master. Small post 8vo. numerous illustrations, cloth, 5s. " Our friend the Bee~master has the knack of exposition, and knows how to tell a story well ; over and above which, he tells a story so that thousands can take a practical, and not merely a speculative interest in it.
Page 215 - And the Lord their God shall save them in that day as the flock of his people: for they shall be as the stones of a crown, lifted up as an ensign upon his land. For how great is his goodness, and how great is his beauty! corn shall make the young men cheerful, and new wine the maids.
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Page 219 - Kent East Indiaman, by fire, in the Bay of Biscay, on the 1st of March, 1325, by a Passenger," supposed to be Major Macgregor.
Page 249 - all I could to recollect; but no ! I had not seen the boys, and so the women went away distracted, and left me sorrowful. But suddenly, when toiling in the middle of a very difficult piece of rock-work, lowering the boat [and therefore no longer trying to remember], I remembered having seen those boys, so I ran over the fields after the anxious mamma, and soon assured her that the children had been safe an hour ago.
Page 2 - ... For now, as he sits in his little bark, he looks forward, and not backward. He sees all his course, and the scenery besides. 'With one powerful sweep of his paddle he can instantly turn the canoe, when only a foot distant from fatal destruction. He can steer within an inch in a narrow place, or...