Serendib
An intermittently Liberal anthology compiled by Jonathan Calder


Tuesday, July 04, 2006  

The view from Brown Clee
Westward hills of all shapes and sizes: mighty piers jutting out into the sea; giant fists and breasts; mammoth heads, shoulders and buttocks; monstrous barrows, bivouacs and saddles; cones and pyramids, all in wild jostling profusion, with their crests of forest like the manes of flying steeds or elfin streamers in the wind, and in between the ranges elevated valleys like wave-troughs in the sea, waiting in everlasting suspense for the fall of the black sea-horses into their depths.

Magdalene M. Weale Through the Highlands of Shropshire on Horseback (1935)

posted by Jonathan Calder | 11:04 p.m.
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