Elihu Burritt

SHEFFIELD AND ITS INDIVIDUALITY - THE COUNTRY, ABOVE GROUND AND UNDER GROUND - WAKEFIELD AND LEEDS - WHARF VALE - FARNLEY HALL - HARROGATE; RIPLEY CASTLE; RIPON; CONSERVATISM OF COUNTRY TOWNS - FOUNTAIN ABBEY; STUDLEY PARK - RIEVAULX ABBEY - LORD FAVERSHAM'S SHORT-HORN STOCK.

HEXHAM - THE NORTH TYNE - BORDER-LAND AND ITS SUGGESTIONS - HAWICK - TEVIOTDALE - BIRTH-PLACE OF LEYDEN - MELROSE AND DRYBURGH ABBEYS - ABBOTSFORD: SIR WALTER SCOTT; HOMAGE TO HIS GENIUS - THE FERRY AND THE OAR-GIRL - NEW FARM STEDDINGS - SCENERY OF THE TWEED VALLEY - EDINBURGH AND ITS CHARACTERISTICS.

In presenting this volume to the public, I feel that a few words of explanation are due to the readers that it may obtain, in addition to those offered to them in the first chapter.  When I first visited England, in 1846, it was my intention to make a pedestrian tour from one end of the island to the other, in order to become more acquainted with the country and people than I could by any other mode of travelling.  A few weeks after my arrival, I set out on such a walk, and had made about one hundred miles on foot, when I was constrained to suspend the tour, in order to take part

LOCH LEVEN-ITS ISLANDCASTLE - STRATHS - PERTH - SALMON-BREEDING - THOUGHTS ON FISH-FARMING - DUNKELD - BLAIR ATHOLL - DUCAL TREE-PLANTER - STRATHSPEY AND ITS SCENERY - THE ROADS - SCOTCH CATTLE AND SHEEP - NIGHT IN A WAYSIDE COTTAGE - ARRIVAL AT INVERNESS.

MOTIVES TO THE WALK - THE IRON HORSE AND HIS RIDER - THE LOSSES AND GAINS BY SPEED - THE RAILWAY TRACK AND TURNPIKE ROAD: THEIR SCENERIES COMPARED.

INVERNESS - ROSS-SHIRE - TAIN - DORNOCH - GOLSPIE - PROGRESS OF RAILROADS - THE SUTHERLAND EVICTION - SEA-COAST SCENERY - CAITHNESS - WICK: HERRING FISHERIES - JOHN O'GROAT'S: WALK'S END.

FIRST DAY'S OBSERVATIONS AND ENJOYMENT - RURAL FOOT-PATHS; VISIT TO TIPTREE FARM - ALDERMAN MECHI'S OPERATIONS - IMPROVEMENTS INTRODUCED, DECRIED, AND ADOPTED - STEAM POWER, UNDER-DRAINING, DEEP TILLAGE, IRRIGATION - PRACTICAL RESULTS.

ANTHONY CRUICKSHANK - THE GREATEST HERD OF SHORTHORNS IN THE WORLD - RETURN TO LONDON AND TERMINATION OF MY TOUR.

ENGLISH AND AMERICAN BIRDS.

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