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A MOATED MANOR-HOUSE.
"The position is silent and acutely aware; It has had its scenes, its joys and crimes, yet that's its personal affair."
PREFACE
Stevenson as soon as took a trip with a donkey, which animal gave him a lot hassle. I took my trip in a competent little motor-car that fortunately gave me none. although I glided by vehicle I went leisurely, preventing frequently incidentally, for complete good I understand the gift of loitering, and, as all clever wanderers can testify, there's the sort of factor as profitably loitering, and a pleasure in it. Had they been of his day Carlyle may most likely have declared that motor-cars "are more often than not hired for the shipping of fools most sensible left at home," no less than he acknowledged so of railways. With a vehicle, even though, you could keep watch over the velocity, and will cease at your excitement; it truly is an exceptional servant, notwithstanding truthfully a foul master.
I went "in seek of the picturesque" and that i stumbled on it, additionally of the strange in a well-known land. If I got here to an engaging position, or occurred upon a few curious personality steeped within the traditions of the geographical region, whose speech was once maybe racy of the soil, the problem of time didn't difficulty me. Why may still it? The day was once mine and the promise of it, my item was once to not conceal such a lot of miles and lead them to meaningless through undue haste, yet to linger lengthy adequate in friendly areas, the extra distant the extra to my brain, so they can make their attract me and that i might assemble anything of the spirit of them—a anything past what the attention in basic terms sees.
"Wise men," says Kingsley, "go a-fishing"; in addition they pass a-travelling, and that i can think no traveling ground—I write this having wandered in all places in overseas lands—more pleasant than rural England, clear of the ugliness of contemporary towns and all that has to do with them. through no longer confining myself to the high-road yet via looking the byway and the lane I obtained correct into the guts of the genuine, unspoilt nation, the place friendly pastoral surroundings, time-honoured houses, quiet farmsteads, outdated training resorts (I wish i haven't talked an excessive amount of of them), peaceable villages, every one with their old church buildings, old fashioned little market-towns picturesquely unprogressive, and the following and there a ruined abbey or crumbling citadel, gray with years, gladden the attention of the pilgrim. areas and scenes to be remembered.
Neither pace, through which we pass over a lot, nor reliance on guide-books shaped any a part of my programme, for, as Sir Arthur is helping says, "in commute it's impressive how even more excitement we receive from unforeseen incidents than from planned sightseeing." I set forth for at any place via any roads, trusting to fortune for what i would see, content material to grasp that I should still arrive at an exceptional many places.
CONTENTS
Different tools of travel
A quiet valley
An previous training inn
Dane Hill
"Great-upon-Little"
"Mine ease in mine inn"
Wootton Bassett
The Vale of Evesham
Place names
Mallwyd
Red Castle
An angler's haunt
Madeley Court
A excellent number of tombs
A city with names
A grotesque carving
Little kingdom towns
An resort of the old fashioned sort
The Meon Valley
A tramp's story
Travel within the outdated days
ILLUSTRATIONS
A Moated Manor-House
Haunted!
A Sussex Farmstead
Old training Hostelry, Sheffield Park, Sussex
An Angler's Modest Inn
An outdated Tudor domestic, West Hoathly
A Pre-Reformation Priest-House, West Hoathly
"A sturdy sincere Alehouse"
At "The Queen's Head"
An previous Mill
Old Toll-House on bathtub Road
The Village put up Office
Syde Church
Gatehouse, Stanway
Saxon Doorway, Stanton Lacy Church
A little bit of Wild Wales
Welsh Mountains and Moorlands
The Ruined corridor of Moreton Corbet
Haughmond Abbey, Church Doorway
Haughmond Abbey, Chapter-House
Buildwas Abbey, taking a look East
Buildwas Abbey, having a look West
Madeley Court
Madeley court docket, Gatehouse
Lilleshall Abbey
Figure of Sir Arthur Vernon, Tong Church
Boscobel
The Priest's Doorway
Doorway of the Crown resort, Shipton-under-Wychwood
Bablockhythe Ferry
Boarstall Tower from the Moat
A Fourteenth-Century Doorway
An Old

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