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A tour through the whole island of Great Britain.

Daniel Defoe

A tour through the whole island of Great Britain.

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Published by Dent, Dutton in London, New York .
Written in English


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SeriesEveryman"s library -- 821
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Open LibraryOL13746229M

Only two years earlier he had published The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, and this tour was a personal reward to himself to discover more about his home island. Musclebro, or the main or chief town of Musclebro; Inneresk, or that part of Musclebro which stands within, or on the inner side of the River Esk, and Fisheraw, or the row of houses where the fishermen usually dwell; for here is still many fishermen, and was formerly many more, when the Muscle fishing was counted a valuable thing; but now 'tis given over, tho' the Muscles lye on the shore, and on the shoals of sand in the mouth of this river, in vast quantities. By employing his skills as a chronicler, a polemicist and a creative writer keenly sensitive to the depredations of time, Defoe more than achieves his aim of rendering 'the present state' of Britain. Defoe is great, too.

As Great Britain acquired its first empire and domestic tourism took off there was no shortage of new, informative surveys of the kingdom, from Arthur Young to William Cobbett. We tread upon Scots ground, after about three miles riding beyond Berwick; the little district between, they say, is neither in England or Scotland, and is called Berwickshire, as being formerly a dependant upon the town of Berwick; but we find no towns in it, only straggling farm-houses; and one sees the Tweed on one side, which fetches a reach north ward, the sea on the other, and the land between lies so high, that in stormy weather 'tis very bleak and unpleasant; however, the land is good, and compared to our next view, we ought to think very well of it. He became a writer for the government and a satircal writer on various social issues of the time. Osborn, S. The place called Coudingham, from whence this moor derives, is an old monastery, famous before the Reformation ; the monks of Coldingham being eminent for their number and wealth; as for any thing else, this Deponet saith not. The herrings also themselves may a little make the difference, because they are generally larger and fatter than those at Yarmouth, which makes it more difficult to cure them, so as to keep in a hot country, and on a long voyage.

Being down this hill, we passed a bridge over the little River Eye, at the mouth of which there is a small habour, with a town called Eyemouth, or, as some call it, Heymouth, which has of late been more spoken of than formerly, by giving the title of baron to the late Duke of Marlborough, who was Duke of Marlborough, Marquis of Blandford, and Baron of Eyemouth in Scotland; and, A tour through the whole island of Great Britain. book virtue of this title, had a right of peerage in the Parliament of Scotland. It rises in the hills near Yester, and watering part of the fine and pleasant vale I mentioned before, runs by Haddington, an old half ruined, yet remaining town; which shews the marks of decayed beauty, for it was formerly a large, handsome, and well built town, or city rather, and esteemed very strong; for, besides the walls of stone, which were in those times esteemed strong, the English fortifyed it with lines and bastions, four of which bastions were very large, as may be seen, by the remains of them, to this day; also they had a large ditch; as for counterscarps, they were scarce known in those times. Nor have they lost this privilege by the Union with England; but it is preserved entire, and, perhaps, is now many ways more advantageous to them than it was before, as their trade is like to be, in time, more considerable than before. As a former spy and journalist, a lot of his observations are based around imports, exports, trade routes, communications and keeping an eye out for rabble rousing religious types. Rinson in English - The second edition; with very great additions, improvements, and corrections, which bring it down to the beginning of the year


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A tour through the whole island of Great Britain. by Daniel Defoe Download PDF Ebook

About this title This book covers Britain in the early eighteenth century. As a former spy and journalist, a lot of his observations are based around imports, exports, trade routes, communications and keeping an eye out A tour through the whole island of Great Britain. book rabble rousing religious types.

Osborn, A. There are integrated contemporary art works on about half of all the pages, and I would guess that one third are coloured. But these hills are passable and habitable, and have large flocks of sheep, in many places, feeding on them, and many open roads lie over them, as from Edinburgh, and other parts towards England; as particular to Yester, and to Duns and Coldstream on the Tweed; another way to Kelso, where also there is a ford and a ferry over the Tweed, and likewise by another way to Tiviotdale, to Peebles and Jedburgh, of which hereafter.

He was interested in politics and opposed King James II. But I return to the sea-shore as above. They call this a sea-port town; but as their river, tho' sometimes full enough of water, is not navigable; for, at low water, people ride over the mouth of it upon the sands, and even walk over it; so they do not meddle much with trading by sea.

Letter 3 describes a journey out to Land's Endwhile Letter 4 starts Volume 2 with the journey back. Other editions.

Letter 5 focuses on London and the Court. The park itself is said to be eight miles about, but the plantation of firr is not simply confined to the park, nor, indeed, to this estate; for the family of Tweedale has another seat near Musclebro, at Pinkey, where the same lord planted also a great number of trees, as his successors have likewise done at another seat, which they have in Fifenear Aberdour.

I shall speak freely of those where they were victors, but not throw the English, as it were, in their faces; that would be to act the very part which I blame the Scots writers for, namely to be always crying up my own country, and my own people.

Publication history[ edit ] Following the first edition, printed between andthe Tour was published several more times.

A tour thro' the whole island of Great Britain

He was perfectly equipped for his momentous task. InDaniel Defoe when he was 62 years old, set off to find out, and travelled across England, Scotland and Wales in 17 different trips.

That glorious 12 month sojourn away from home before you return to the damp British shoreline to commence a university education one senses that in the light of tuition fee hikes and fuel price rises that gap years and university educations are probably soon to disappear from the societal radar, however that is another matter.

Ebbe, or Ebba, daughter of King Edelfrid, King of Northumberland; who, her father being taken prisoner A tour through the whole island of Great Britain. book the pagan Mercians, gat into a boat in the Humber, with three other women, and, by their own prayers only, for skill we may suppose they had none, nor could they labour much; yet, putting to sea, were miraculously preserved, and carryed as far as Scotland; where, under a great promontory, they were driven on shore by a storm, and their boat dashed in pieces, as indeed, any one, though knowing the place, might very well be, for the shore is all rock and high precipices for a long way.

By employing his skills as a chronicler, a polemicist and a creative writer keenly sensitive to the depredations of time, Defoe more than achieves his aim of rendering 'the present state' of Britain. The first gentleman's house we met with in Scotland was that of Dunglass, the seat of Sir James Hall; a gentleman so hospitable, so courteous to strangers, so addicted to improve and cultivate his estate, and understood it so well, A tour through the whole island of Great Britain.

book we began to see here a true representation of the gentry of Scotland; than whom, I must say, without compliment, none in Europe, understand themselves better, or better deserve the name of Gentlemen. Item Type:. About the Author: Daniel Defoe c. Those are set at a good length, perhaps, 12 to 15 foot high, handsome bodies, and good heads; and I acknowledge they are the best sized trees to plant, and that when set younger they seldom stand it, or come to the like perfection: But then these trees should be all secured by a triangular frame to each tree; that is to say, three large stakes set about them in an equilateral triangle, and fastened all together by three short cross pieces at the top; and these stakes should stand from 7 to 8 foot high.

The novelist and printer Samuel Richardson, with an eye to the market, published new editions with new material in both and They have here a great herring-fishery, and particularly they hang herrings here, as they do at Yarmouth in Norfolk, for the smoking them; or, to speak the ordinary dialect, they make red herrings here: I cannot say they are cured so well as at Yarmouth, that is to say, not for keeping and sending on long voyages, as to Venice and Leghorn, though with a quick passage, they might hold it thither too: However, they do it very well.

Department of Geography. The house and estate of Dirleton, now in the family of Nisbet, is in this part of the country, and well situated also.

But this book is far more than a beautifully written guide to Britain just before the industrial revolution, for Defoe possessed a wild, inventive streak that endows his work with astonishing energy and tension, and the Tour is his deeply imaginative response to a brave new economic world.

And here I would give an useful hint to the gentlemen who plant trees in Scotland, the want of which I have observed at several great houses and parks in that country, is the reason why they do not thrive, as they might otherwise do: The case is this. Johnston, [and 15 others in London]"; the imprint of Vol.

Students of the War of American Independence will find fascinating accounts from the British side of conflict.In English literature: Defoe sustained, for instance, the superb Tour Thro’ the Whole Island of Great Britain (–27). This is a vivid county-by-county review and celebration of the state of the nation, which combines an antiquarian’s enthusiasm with a passion for trade and commercial progress.

Full text of "A TOUR THROUGHT THE WHOLE ISLAND OF GREAT BRITAIN VOL-1" See other formats. A tour thro' the whole island of Great Britain, divided into circuits or journies, online edition of the first edition at Vision of Britain.

A tour thro' the Whole Island of Great Britain (complete, but not proof-read), from Internet Archive, 6th edition, London: D. Browne [etc.], Daniel Defoe - A Tour Through the Whole Island of Great Britain Pdf epub | Size: KB | English | | Descirption: Britain in the early eighteenth century: an introduction that is both informative and imaginative, reliable and entertaining.

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