Nelsons' hand-book to Scotland: for tourists

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T. Nelson and Sons, 1860 - Scotland - 536 pages
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Contents

From Dumfries to Lockerby
38
From Dumfries to Moffat
39
THIRD DIVISION THE MIDDLE BORDER OR LAND OF SCOTT X From Edinburgh to Peebles
42
From Peebles to Moffat
48
From Peebles to Selkirk
50
From Edinburgh to Selkirk
52
From Selkirk to St Marys Loch
57
From Edinburgh to Hawick
62
From Hawick to Carlisle
69
From Hawick to New Castleton
72
From Hawick to Kelso
73
From Edinburgh to Kelso
80
From Kelso to Tweedmouth
81
FOURTH DIVISION EDINBURGH AND ITS EXVIRONS
86
Calton Hill Holyrood and Arthurs Seat
95
CONTENTS
99
vii
102
The Castle and the Ancient City
104
The Modern Parts of the Old Town
117
The New Town and the Western Environs
122
The Eastern New Town Leith and Granton
127
FIFTH DIVISION THE CENTRAL LOWLANDS
131
SIXTH DIVISION CLYDESDALE XXXIV From Carstairs by Coatbridge to Glasgow
154
From Carstairs by Uddingstone to Glasgow
161
The Falls of Clyde and Cartland Crags
164
From Lanark to Douglas
168
From Lanark to Glasgow
169
From Douglas to Glasgow 154 161 164 168 169
175
SEVENTH DIVISION GLASGOW AND ITS ENVIRONS
177
The NorthEastern Districts with the Cathedral
181
The Central Districts with the University
185
The Western Districts with the Kelvin
190
The Southern Districts with the Harbour 181 185 190
193
EIGHTH DIVISION THE WESTERN LOWLANDS
198
From Glasgow by Railway to Greenock
204
From Greenock to Ardrossan
208
From Glasgow to Ardrossan
213
From Glasgow to Ayr
217
From Glasgow to Sanquhar
220
From Glasgow to Neilston
226
From Glasgow to Mearns and Eaglesham 198 204 208 213 217 220 226
228
NINTH DIVISION GALLOWAY AND CARRICK
230
From Castle Douglas to Kirkcudbright
239

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Page 433 - But here, — above, around, below, On mountain or in glen, Nor tree, nor shrub, nor plant, nor flower, Nor aught of vegetative power, The weary eye may ken. For all is rocks at random thrown, Black waves, bare crags, and banks of stone, As if were here denied The summer sun, the spring's sweet dew, That clothe with many a varied hue The bleakest mountain-side.
Page 310 - The western waves of ebbing day Rolled o'er the glen their level way; Each purple peak, each flinty spire, Was bathed in floods of living fire. But not a setting beam could glow Within the dark ravines below, Where twined the path in shadow hid, Round many a rocky pyramid, Shooting abruptly from the dell Its thunder-splintered pinnacle...
Page 310 - Boon nature scattered, free and wild. Each plant or flower, the mountain's child. Here eglantine embalmed the air, Hawthorn and hazel mingled there ; The primrose pale and violet flower Found in each clift a narrow bower; Foxglove and nightshade, side by side, Emblems of punishment and pride, Grouped their dark hues with every stain The weather-beaten crags retain.
Page 310 - Grey birch and aspen wept beneath ; Aloft, the ash and warrior oak Cast anchor in the rifted rock ; And, higher yet, the pine-tree hung His shattered trunk, and frequent flung, Where seemed the cliffs to meet on high, His boughs athwart the narrowed sky.
Page 94 - VEN thus, methinks, a city reared should be, Yea, an imperial city, that might hold Five times a hundred noble towns in fee, And either with their might of Babel old, Or the rich Roman pomp of empery Might stand compare, highest in arts enrolled, Highest in arms ; brave tenement for the free, Who never crouch to thrones, or sin for gold. Thus should her towers be raised — with vicinage Of clear bold hills, that curve her very streets, As if to vindicate 'mid choicest seats Of art, abiding Nature's...
Page 433 - Hath rent a strange and shattered way Through the rude bosom of the hill, And that each naked precipice, Sable ravine, and dark abyss, Tells of the outrage still. The wildest glen but this can show Some touch of Nature's genial glow ; On high Benmore green mosses grow, And heath-bells bud in deep...
Page 423 - Fyers pours his mossy floods ; Till full he dashes on the rocky mounds, Where, through a shapeless breach, his stream resounds. As high in air the bursting torrents flow, As deep recoiling surges foam below, Prone down the rock the whitening sheet descends, And viewless echo's ear, astonish'd, rends.
Page 468 - Round about, there are four mountains, which seem as if they had tumbled down from the clouds ; having nothing to do with the country or each other, either in shape, materials, position or character, and which look very much as if they were wondering how they got there.
Page 292 - We were now treading that illustrious island, which was once the luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible, if it were endeavoured, and would be foolish, if it were possible. Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses ; whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future predominate over the present, advances...
Page 310 - Where glist'ning streamers waved and danced, The wanderer's eye could barely view The summer heaven's delicious blue ; So wondrous wild, the whole might seem ""^e scenery of a fairy dream.

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