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ROYSTON AND ITS SPECIALITIES - ENTERTAINMENT IN A SMALL VILLAGE - ST. IVES - VISITS TO ADJOINING VILLAGES - A FEN-FARM - CAPITAL INVESTED IN ENGLISH AND AMERICAN AGRICULTURE COMPARED - ALLOTMENTS AND GARDEN TENANTRY - BARLEY GROWN ON OATS.

THE MILLER OF HOUGHTON - AN HOUR IN HUNTINGDON - OLD HOUSES - WHITEWASHED TAPESTRY AND WORKS OF ART - "THE OLD MERMAID" AND "THE GREEN MAN" - TALK WITH AGRICULTURAL LABORERS - THOUGHTS ON THEIR CONDITION, PROSPECTS, AND POSSIBILITIES.

FARM GAME - HALLETT WHEAT - OUNDLE - COUNTRY BRIDGES - FOTHERINGAY CASTLE - QUEEN MARY'S IMPRISONMENT AND EXECUTION - BURGHLEY HOUSE: THE PARK, AVENUES, ELMS, AND OAKS - THOUGHTS ON TREES, ENGLISH AND AMERICAN.

WALK TO OAKHAM - THE ENGLISH AND AMERICAN SPRING - THE ENGLISH GENTRY - A SPECIMEN OF THE CLASS - MELTON MOWBRAY AND ITS SPECIALITIES - BELVOIR VALE AND ITS BEAUTY - THOUGHTS ON THE BLIND PAINTER.

NOTTINGHAM AND ITS CHARACTERISTICS - NEWSTEAD ABBEY - MANSFIELD - TALK IN A BLACKSMITH'S SHOP - CHESTERFIELD, CHATSWORTH AND HADDON HALL - ARISTOCRATIC CIVILISATION, PRESENT AND PAST.

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.

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

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.

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.

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