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Identifier: birdsofdevon00durb (find matches)
Title: The birds of Devon
Year: 1892 (1890s)
Authors: D'Urban, W. S. M. (William Samuel Mitchell) Mathew, Murray Alexander, 1838-1908 Keulemans, J. G. (John Gerrard), 1842-1912, lithographer Wetmore, Alexander, 1886-1978, former owner. DSI
Subjects: Birds
Publisher: London : R.H. Porter
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library

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helter. The top of the island, where not cultivated,is a bare plateau: stunted heath, furze, grass, and rush form theonly cover; the slopes towards the sea, known as the ^sidlings,^are strewn with masses of granite cropping up through the fern,some of the Aveather-worn blocks taking fantastic forms—one inparticular, from its resemblance to a helmeted warrior, is calledthe Templar; and, following the coast-line, scenes of picturesquebeauty are continually presented—the wild rocks, with the surgesbeating against them far below; the numerous races, Avhere thetide rushes like a mill-stream between the small islands off thenorth end; the far blue of the horizon ; the countless cliff-birdsif it be the summer-time; and the mingled colours of the wildflowers will furnish the artist with many a delightful theme.Some water-colour drawings of Lundy, which are hanging at thepresent time in the billiard-room of a mansion in South Ken-sington bv Mr. Albert Goodwin, are joys for ever. At the I I
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LUNDY ISLAND. XXXIX south-west of the island are the Gull Rock and the Shutter Rock,the last well known to the readers o£ Charles Kiugsley^s WestwardHo ! as the spot where the Great Galleon, so long pursued by SirAmyas Leigh, was wrecked, and sank to the bottom with all hands.The scene in which Sir Amyas, struck blind by the lightning inthe great storm, is led to the top of the island in order that he maystand above and face the spot where his long-sought vengeance hadbeen wrested from him by a higher power, presents a descriptionof Lundy by a master hand : So on they went to the point wherethe Cyclopean wall of granite clifip which forms the western side ofLundy ends sheer in a precipice of some three hundred feet, toppedby a pile of snow-white rock bespangled with golden lichens. Asthey approached, a Raven, who sat upon the topmost stone, blackagainst the bright blue sky, flapped lazily away, and sank down theabyss of the cliff, as if he scented the corpses underneath the surge.Bel

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