Rambles in Normandy M F Mansfield

ISBN: 9781493748853

Published: November 13th 2013

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168 pages


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Rambles in Normandy  by  M F Mansfield

Rambles in Normandy by M F Mansfield
November 13th 2013 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 168 pages | ISBN: 9781493748853 | 4.54 Mb

ONE doubles his span of life, says George Moore, by knowing well a country not his own. Un pays aime is a good friend, indeed, to whom one may turn in time of strife, and none other than Normandy-unless it be Brittany-has proved itself a moreMoreONE doubles his span of life, says George Moore, by knowing well a country not his own. Un pays aime is a good friend, indeed, to whom one may turn in time of strife, and none other than Normandy-unless it be Brittany-has proved itself a more safe and pleasant land for travellers.

When one knows the country well he recognizes many things which it has in common with England. Its architecture, for one thing, bears a marked resemblance- for the Norman builders, who erected the magnificent ecclesiastical edifices in the Seine valley during the middle ages, were in no small way responsible for many similar works in England.

It is possible to carry the likeness still further, but the author is not rash enough to do so. The above is doubtless sufficient to awaken any spirit of contention which might otherwise be latent. Some one has said that the genuine traveller must be a vagabond- and so he must, at least to the extent of taking things as he finds them. He may have other qualities which will endear him to the people with whom he comes in contact- he may be an artist, an antiquarian, or a mere singer of songs--even if he be merely inquisitive, the typical Norman peasant makes no objection.



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