Thursday, January 22, 2009

14Jun1864, Honeymoon Books

BOLTON, Tuesday, June 14th, 1864.
—Grey, misty day ! but among these hills even such an atmosphere has some grand effects. We have at last tackled to at some books F. chose for the honeymoon : rather an odd trio ! Carlyle's "Fr. Revolution," Butler's "Analogy," and "Westward Ho !" Had a nice little brisk walk before luncheon : afterwards drove very pleasantly to Barden Tower, plunged on foot down a little deep gorge near it to see a waterfall, and old Fred gave me a little lecture on ferns which grew thick all about it. Then on to Broad Park moor, and round by Halton Heights. Often it rained, but we didn't take much notice.

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