The Romance of Northumberland (Classic Reprint)

The Romance of Northumberland (Classic Reprint)

by A. G. Bradley
     
 

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It is curious that in view of the time-honoured and perennial plaint of the more fastidious that the romantic portions of England are over-run, he should never have discovered that this is an hallucination due to the fact that, like most other people, he does not know his own country. An equally striking and spacious

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Excerpt from The Romance of Northumberland

It is curious that in view of the time-honoured and perennial plaint of the more fastidious that the romantic portions of England are over-run, he should never have discovered that this is an hallucination due to the fact that, like most other people, he does not know his own country. An equally striking and spacious wilderness, for that matter, varying only in detail, lies also hidden from the tourist and from fugitive literature and journalism, in South Wales, but that is not celebrated in household ballads and familiar tales, and belongs rather to the song and story or the Cymry.

But there is a great deal more in Northumberland than the map would suggest, much of which will, I trust, reveal itself to such readers as may bear me company through these pages. But to do justice to Northumberland between the covers of a single volume is not easy. To borrow a rather happy phrase from a well-known author, I would call this rather an "Appreciation" of that noble county. One consolation at any rate is mine: for with all the valuable historical, archæological, and other work of a technical kind that has been done on Northumberland, no descriptive book of the nature of this one, appealing to the general reader, save one or two of purely local significance and circulation, has ever, so far as I know and can learn, been published.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781331149514
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/11/2015
Pages:
468
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.94(d)

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