The Tourist's Guide: Or, Pencillings in England and on the Continent; with the Expenses, Conveyances, Distances, Sights, Hotels, Etc. and Important Hints to the Tourist

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G. B. Zieber & Company, 1847 - Europe - 260 pages
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Page 199 - Half way down Hangs one that gathers samphire; dreadful trade! Methinks, he seems no bigger than his head: The fishermen, that walk upon the beach, Appear like mice; and yon...
Page 33 - I KNEW by the smoke, that so gracefully curled Above the green elms, that a cottage was near, And I said, " If there 's peace to be found in the world, " A heart that was humble might hope for it here...
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