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Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes (Classic Reprint)

EDINBURGH CHAPTER I. Introductory. ^jpHE ancient and famous metropolis of the North sits overlooking a windy estuary from the slope and summit of three hills. No situation could be more commanding for the head city of a kingdom; none better chosen for noble prospects. From her tall precipice and terraced gardens she looks far and wide on the sea and broad champaigns. To the east you may catch at sunset the spark of the May lighthouse, where the Firth expands into thampaigns. To the east you may catch at sunset the spark of the May lighthouse, where the Firth expands into the German Ocean •> and away to the west, overTable of Contents CONTENTS; chap page; I INTRODUCTORYi; II OLD TOWN-THE LANDS 21; III THE PARLIAMENT CLOSE 43; IV LEGENDS59; V GREYFRIARS76; VI NEW TOWN-TOWN AND COUNTRY 98; VN THE VILLA QUARTERS 117; VIII THE CALTON HILL122; IX WINTER AND NEW YEAR 143; X TO THE PENTLAND HILLS 161About the Publisher Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, History, Folklore and Mythology.Forgotten Books' Classic Reprint Series utilizes the latest technology to regenerate facsimiles of historically important writings. Careful attention has been made to accurately preserve the original format of each page whilst digitally enhancing the difficult to read text. Read books online for free at www.forgottenbooks.org read more