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First published in 1879 Edinburgh Picturesue Notes is among the most vivid of Robert Louis Stevenson’s writings His passion for Auld Reekie never clouded his. Very good

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Picturesue Notes on Edinburgh

Est known as the author of Treasure Island and other children’s literature Robert Louis Stevenson was a prolific novelist playwright essayist and travel write. And yet the place established an interest in people s hearts go where they will they find no city of the same distinction go where they will they take pride in their old home I miss you Edinburgh I will be home soon

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Wry wit and his enthusiasm for the picturesue detail and the savory anecdote will delight readers today as much as they scandalized his contemporaries Perhaps b. Read online at lyrical descriptions of Auld Reekie I have to say that travel writing has never been a favourite of mine But I love all those tales of legendary burglars or those infamous resurrection men Burke and Hare gibbet stones that weep for the two men hung for stealing fourpence and best of all this little tale of the distillery at Bow Bridge It chanced some time in the past century that the distiller was on terms of good fellowship with the visiting officer of excise The latter was of an easy friendly disposition and a master of convivial arts Now and again he had to walk out of Edinburgh to measure the distiller s stock and although it was agreeable to find his business lead him in a friend s direction it was unfortunate that the friend should be a loser by his visits Accordingly when he got about the level of Fairmilehead the gauger would take his flute without which he never travelled from his pocket fit it together and set manfully to playing as if for his own delectation and inspired by the beauty of the scene His favourite air it seems was Over the hills and far away At the first note the distiller pricked his ears A flute at Fairmilehead and playing Over the hills and far away This must be his friendly enemy the gauger Instantly horses were harnessed and sundry barrels of whisky were got upon a cart driven at a gallop round Hill End and buried in the mossy glen behind Kirk Yetton In the same breath you may be sure a fat fowl was put to the fire and the whitest napery prepared for the back parlour A little after the gauger having had his fill of music for the moment came strolling down with the most innocent air imaginable and found the good people at Bow Bridge taken entirely unawares by his arrival but none the less glad to see him


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    Very good

  3. says:

    Published in 1878 'Edinburgh Picturesue' is a series of essays describing different areas of Edinburgh the Old Town the Parliament Close Greyfriar’s Kirkyard the New Town the villas in Morningside Calton Hill and the Pentlands The

  4. says:

    Read online at lyrical descriptions of Auld Reekie I have to say that travel writing has never been a favourite of mine But I love all those tales of legendary burglars or those infamous 'resurrection men' Burke and Hare gibbet stones that w

  5. says:

    How can you not enjoy these anecdotes and essays on Edinburgh by Robert Louis Stevenson? The ancient metropolis

  6. says:

    Read for second time while visiting Edinburgh

  7. says:

    ”And yet the place established an interest in people’s hearts; go where they will they find no city of the same distinction; go where they will they take pride in their old home”I miss you Edinburgh I will be home soon

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    Free download available at Project Gutenberg

  9. says:

    This is amusing and still relevant for anyone visiting Edinburghhttpspiningforthewestcouk20180

  10. says:

    35This was interesting to read after recently visiting Edinburgh however I felt that some parts dragged on a bit too long