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320 RAMBLES NORTHWARD.
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summit ¦ wholly unsuited presents a to perfect agricultural panorama . purposes to of tke mountains . west The , view to d the headlands north ,
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drive enoug s h in in all all directions this to satisf , so y that the he visitor streams need , there seldom to fish are take in walks the deer , same to , stalk road
if Reay twice he ; can and mountains _Tb Fonnebkein y favor to or clim purchase are b , remarkable trout obtain the for privilege number , and , for size the , deer to say of ,
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and " Mountain Gloom" to borrow titles from tke two ckapters wkick mark Ruskin for , better poet tkan critic . A clear bright skores
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us , from wkick we were unwillingly obliged to tear ourselves away , tkat How we poor might are reack words Assynt to convey ere tke nig beauties kt-fall . of nature ! "We may
talk and write of mountains , rivers , and lakes , exkaust our vocabulary skall in exp in letive some s and measure ejaculations represent , puzzle to otkers our brains wkat for we to a have sentence is looked tkat on
witk wonder and emotion ourselves ; and lo I wkat us a living dust breatkin and g bones reality witk , a presence not one spark like tkat of vitality of a dear to friend quicken , comes tke imag out ina dry
tion of tkose wko kear us . Dear reader , if I bore you kalf as much
as I distract myself in the vain attempt to give life and warmtk to
320 Rambles Northward.
320 RAMBLES NORTHWARD .
English Woman’s Journal (1858-1864), Jan. 1, 1860, page 320, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/ewj/issues/ewj_01011860/page/32/