The Strangers' Guide to the Islands of Guernsey and Jersey; Embracing a Brief History of Their Situation, Extent, Population, Laws, Customs, Public Buildings, Amusements, Antiquities, Climate, and Productions, Vegetable and Mineral
Release Date: September 12, 2013
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. 1833 edition. Excerpt: ... 1 several blacksmith's implements, respecting which singular tablet no information can be procured: if a conjecture might be hazarded, it was placed there by some pious smith, who wished to perpetuate either his piety or ingenuity. About a mile to the Southward of the church, and almost on the verge of Les Quenvais, have been erected several large and handsome stone buildings for barracks: the apartments for the commissioned officers, the non-commissioned officers and the privates, are all detached from each other. The situation is elevated; and an extensive level parade affords space for every evolution, and will contain a thousand men. From deep-embowering shades, Oft rising in the vale, or on this side Of gently sloping hills, or loftier placed, Crowning the woody eminence. It looks As though we owned a God, adored his power, Revered bis wisdom, loved his mercy; deemed He claims the empire of this lower world. And marks the deeds of its inhabitants. St. Peter's valley, which is not far from the church, is highly picturesque; on one side runs a narrow road, at the foot of a rocky range, considerably elevated and sparingly supplied with verdure; the other side of the valley is bounded by lofty hills, completely clothed with wood. These eminences, as the valley bends, present bold but well covered projections. The flat part of the valley is divided into meadows, and is marshy--a defect that, undoubtedly, might be remedied, as there is a sufficient, though gradual, descent towards the sea: in proof of this, at a rnill in the valley, the stream of a rivulet turns a wheel of considerable magnitude. St. BRELADE. St. Brelade's is to the South of St Peter's, and is the most barren soil in the Island, as it includes Noirmont and a part of that...