"Wild and gloomy loneliness"

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Title

"Wild and gloomy loneliness"

Subject

Lough Derg--Henry Newland--Fishing--Scenery

Description

"Lough Derg has certainly been well chosen as a spot of religious penitence and seclusion, for the character of its scenery harmonises well with such a feeling; it is that of wild and gloomy loneliness."

Creator

Henry Newland, 1804-1860

Source

Newland, Henry, The Erne, Its Legends and Its Fly-Fishing, p. 220

Publisher

Chapman and Hall, London

Date

1851

Contributor

Digitised by Internet Archive, originally from University of California

Rights

Public domain

Format

xiv, 395 p. plates. 20 cm

Language

English

Type

Fishing memoirs

Identifier

DD_0179

Coverage

54.631629,-7.862233

References

http://hdl.handle.net/2027/uc2.ark:/13960/t4qj7g05s

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Text

"Lough Derg has certainly been well chosen as a spot of religious penitence and seclusion, for the character of its scenery harmonises well with such a feeling; it is that of wild and gloomy loneliness. There are no trees to be seen, and very little cultivation of any kind. It is surrounded by heavy, round-headed mountains, or rather gigantic hills, covered with heather, which, with its red stalks and purple blossoms, casts a dull, dusky, red reflexion on the water, and gives to the lake its name. There are a few islands besides the Purgatory, and these are not without their beauty ; but they are still of the same wild, savage character as the coasts, — rocky, heath-covered, and abounding in myrica and arbutus."

Original Format

Monograph

Citation

Henry Newland, 1804-1860, “"Wild and gloomy loneliness",” Digital Derg: A Deep Map, accessed October 24, 2020, https://digitalderg.eu/items/show/197.

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