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The Gem of the Peak

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1843 edition. Excerpt: ... gem of the peak. chapter I. excursion to chatsworth. description of the koute, moot-hall mine, oker hill, hackney lane, village of darley, fine yew tree, the grouse inn, staunton wood house, rowsley, beeley, entrance to the park, etc. etc. On the 29th of July, accompanied by two young friends, the author had determined on an excursion to Chatsworth (justly styled the Palace of the Peak, ) Ashford, Monsal Dale, and Haddon. The morning was exceedingly propitious; an unclouded sky, through which the " God of day" rode majestically his fiery course, nearly approximating in power and effulgence to his career within the tropics, and might have been equally inconvenient, but for one of those delightful zephyrs which seldom fail to spring up in our varying climate, to mitigate the force of his rays.--It was indeed a glorious day, and such as is seldom witnessed in our island. We started shortly after nine, in order to get to Chatsworth about the time the house is opened for visit
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