From A Cornish Window

From A Cornish Window by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch. Download it From A Cornish Window books also available in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format for read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. As for the house, it is a plain one; indeed, very like the house a child draws on a slate, and therefore pleasing even externally to me, who prefer the classical to any Gothic style of architecture.. Click Get Books for free books.

From A Cornish Window

From A Cornish Window
Author: Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465594035
Size: 69.40 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 5324
Get Books

As for the house, it is a plain one; indeed, very like the house a child draws on a slate, and therefore pleasing even externally to me, who prefer the classical to any Gothic style of architecture. Why so many strangers mistake it with its modest dimensions for a hotel, I cannot tell you. I found one in the pantry the other day searching for a brandy-and-soda; another rang the dining-room bell and dumbfoundered the maid by asking what we had for lunch; and a third (a lady) cried when I broke to her that I had no sitting-room to let. We make it a rule to send out a chair whenever some unknown invader walks into the garden and prepares to make a water-colour sketch of the view. There are some, too, whose behaviour cannot be reconciled with the hallucination of a hotel, and they must take the house for a public institution of some kind, though of what kind I cannot guess. There was an extremely bashful youth, for instance, who roamed the garden for a while on the day after the late Duke of Cambridge's funeral, and, suddenly dashing in by the back door, wanted to know why our flag was not at half-mast. There was also a lady who called on the excuse that she had made a life-study of the Bront‘s, and after opining (in a guarded manner) that they came, originally, from somewhere in Yorkshire, desired to be informed how many servants we kept. I have sometimes thought of rechristening our house The Hotel of the Four Seasons, and thereby releasing its true name (The Haven) to a friend who covets it for his own. On the whole, however, these visitors disturb the house and the view from my window very little. The upper halves of them, as they pass up and down the road, appear above my garden wall much as the shadows that passed in Plato's cave. They come, enjoy their holiday, and go, leaving the window intent upon the harbour, its own folk and its own business.
From a Cornish Window
Language: en
Pages: 366
Authors: Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Categories: English literature
Type: BOOK - Published: 1906 - Publisher: Library of Alexandria
As for the house, it is a plain one; indeed, very like the house a child draws on a slate, and therefore pleasing even externally to me, who prefer the classical to any Gothic style of architecture. Why so many strangers mistake it with its modest dimensions for a hotel,
From a Cornish Window
Language: en
Pages: 366
Authors: Arthur Quiller-Couch
Categories: English literature
Type: BOOK - Published: 1906 - Publisher:
Books about From a Cornish Window
A Cat in the Window
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Derek Tangye
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-02-20 - Publisher: Hachette UK
The second title in the Minack Chronicles, this tells in more detail the story of Derek and Jeannie's beloved ginger cat Monty. From the first moment Derek, who was not until then a cat-lover, met a tiny bundle of fur with Jeannie, through to the pet's old age when he
A History of John and Rebecca Murley from Cornwall, England, and Their Descendants
Language: en
Pages: 148
Authors: Margaret Reba Murley
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 1990 - Publisher:
John Murley (1819-1870) was a son of William Murley and Ann Friggens. He married Rebecca Andrew and they immigrated to Hazel Green, Wisconsin in 1849. Descendants lived in Wisconsin, Indiana, Iowa, Illinois, and elsewhere.
A Concise History of Cornwall
Language: en
Pages: 247
Authors: Bernard Deacon
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher:
This book traces the creative tensions produced by Cornwall's unique history, from an independent British kingdom through a culturally distinct medieval province and a prominent industrial region in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries to its present location as a post-industrial paradox: nation, region and county all wrapped in one.
Sprache und Kultur der germanischen und romanischen Völker. A. Anglistiche Reihe
Language: de
Pages:
Authors: Bernard Deacon
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1931 - Publisher:
Books about Sprache und Kultur der germanischen und romanischen Völker. A. Anglistiche Reihe
The Spirit of Cornwall
Language: en
Pages: 180
Authors: Denys Val Baker
Categories: Cornwall (England : County)
Type: BOOK - Published: 1980 - Publisher: W H Allen
Books about The Spirit of Cornwall
Publishers' Circular
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Denys Val Baker
Categories: Bibliography
Type: BOOK - Published: 1928 - Publisher:
Books about Publishers' Circular
The Nation and Athenæum
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Denys Val Baker
Categories: Great Britain
Type: BOOK - Published: 1928-04 - Publisher:
Books about The Nation and Athenæum
Anglia
Language: de
Pages:
Authors: Denys Val Baker
Categories: English philology
Type: BOOK - Published: 1904 - Publisher:
Books about Anglia