"Voyaging through strange seas of thought, alone ..." William Wordsworth

24 November 2020

Pile.


There is no telling," said he, "what treasures are hid in that glorious old pile. It is a famous place for antiquarian plunder; there are such rich bits of old time sculpture for the architect, and old time story for the poet. There is as rare picking in it as a Stilton cheese, and in the same taste -- the mouldier the better.”

Washington Irving, from Abbotsford and Newstead Abbey

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