Beauties of English Scenery: Illustrated with Thirty-Five Engravings on Steel (Classic Reprint)
Fb&c Limited, 2018 M03 9 - 216 páginas
Excerpt from Beauties of English Scenery: Illustrated With Thirty-Five Engravings on Steel
That travel in the younger sort is a part of education, and in the elder a part of experience, is a remark as old as Lord Bacon. But every year adds to the pertinence of this Observation. In' these days of Steam, when horseless carriages bear us over the land, and sailless ships carry us across the water, travel is far more easily accomplished than in the old times, when my Lord Verulum penned his Apothems and did battle with the Aristotleism of the schoolmen. And being much easier it becomes more universal. Those who two nunarea years ago would have regarded a journey from London to Edinburgh with apprehension, in our days traverse continents and oceans without the least shadow of trepidation. In fact, travel has become almost a nania, a fashionable vagrancy which sends us up Egypt's Pyramids, or down Slolconda's Mines, and makes us intimate with all the peoples and nations.
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