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Prose Works (1869)


Prose Works (1869)

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    Edward Bulwer Lytton Lytton
Excerpt from book: NIGHT AND M0KNING. BOOK FIRST. INTRODUCTORY CHAPTER. " N ow rests our vicar. They who knew him best, Proclaim his life to have been entirely rest: Nor one so old has left this world of sin, More like the being that he entered in." — Crabbi. In one of the Welsh counties is a small village called A . It is somewhat removed from the high-road, and is, therefore, but little known to those luxurious amateurs of the Picturesque, who view Nature through the windows of a carriage-and-four. Nor, indeed, is there anything, whether of scenery or association, in the place itself, sufficient to allure the more sturdy enthusiast from the beaten tracks which tourists and guide-books prescribe to those who search the Sublime and Beautiful amidst the mountain homes of the ancient Britons. Still, on the whole, the village is not without its attractions. It is placed in a small valley, through which winds and leaps, down maay a rocky fall — a clear, babbling, noisy rivulet, that affords excellent sport to the brethren of the angle. Thither, accordingly, in the summer season occasionally resort the Waltons of the neighborhood—young farmers, retired traders, with now and then a stray artist' or a roving student from one of the Universities. Hence the solitary hostelry of A , being somewhat more frequented, is also more clean and comfortable than could be reasonably anticipated from the insignificance and remoteness of the village. At a time in which my narrative opens, the village boasted a sociable, agreeable, careless, half-starved par- Bon, who never failed to introduce himself to any of the anglers who, during the summer months, passed a day or two in the little valley. The Rev. Mr. Caleb Price had been educated at the University of Cambridge, where he had contrived, in...  
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