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The Monthly Packet of Evening Readings for Members of the English Church, Vol. 10: July December, 1885 (Classic Reprint)

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The Monthly Packet of Evening Readings for Members of the English Church, Vol. 10: July December, 1885 (Classic Reprint)

Excerpt from The Monthly Packet of Evening Readings for Members of the English Church, Vol. 10: July December, 1885To reach Castelbianco it is necessary to quit the high road from Cannes, which keeps on a fairly level course, and marks the fertile plain with a broad white band as winding as a river. Leaving it on your right, you will follow a rough tract over which it is just possible for a cart to jolt for some hundred yards, but no more; so that if you have clung r which it is just possible for a cart to jolt for some hundred yards, but no more; so that if you have clung to dignity so far, you must now resign it, and make your way on foot, as best you can, along one of the small indentations - they cannot be called paths - which seam the high ground to your left. There are, however, consolations for the labour, especially in early spring, and before the great heats Of the south have made themselves felt; for, as you climb, snow-peak after snow-peak will unfold itself, village and olive wood, cape and blue Mediterranean, open out in every tender and lovely gradation Of colour until, passing clumps of delicate lilac anemones, and startled by seeing here and there great scarlet heads flaming among the scanty wheat, you strike upon a wild path cut through the straggling vines, and at last reach a broad terrace running round the garden wall Of the house, shaded on one side by trees, on the other facing the mountains. There, a gash in their soft outlines, a deeper violet in the shadows, mark the Saut da Loup. By its side, perched on the top of what looks like an inaccessible hill, is Gourdon, and lower down, nestling among broad and silvery masses of Olive, lies Grasse.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