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From Edinburgh to India and Burmah (Classic Reprint)

Excerpt from From Edinburgh to India and BurmahEnglish, and that the notes will help to explain the sketches if they are not sufficiently academical for the general reader, and moreover, I fondly believe that any journal written in the East in these years of grace 1905-6, must catch a little reflected interest from the historic visit of their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales to India and Burmah.Edinburgh is our point of departure; the date 13th Oct. the Prince and Princess of Wales to India and Burmah.Edinburgh is our point of departure; the date 13th Oct. And the hour 10 p.m. All journeys seem to meto begin in Edinburgh, from the moment my baggage is on the dickey and the word Waverley is given to the cabby. On this occasion we have three cabs, and a pile of baggage, for six months clothing for hot and cold places, and sketching, shooting, and fishing things take space. I trundle down to the station in advance with the luggage, and leave G. And her maid to follow, and thus miss the tearful parting with domestics in our marble halls Good-bye Auld Reekie, good-bye. Parting with you is not all sorrow; yet before we cross the Old Town I begin to wonder why I leave you to paint abroad for I am positive your streets are just as picturesque and as dirty and as paintable as any to be found in the world, Perhaps the very fact of our going away intensifies last impressions There is a street corner I passed often last year; two girls are gazing up at the glory of colour of dresses and ribbons and laces in electric light, and a work man reads his evening paper beside the window - it is a subject for a Velasquez - all the same I will have a shot at it, and work it up on board ship; it will make an initial letter for this first page of my journal.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. read more