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Tue Apr 04 19:14:58 2017 1 The Project Gutenberg eBook, Handbook to the Severn Valley Railway, by J. Randall This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.
You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org Title: Handbook to the Severn Valley Railway Illustrative and Descriptive of Places along the Line from Worcester to Shrewsbury Author: J.
Randall Release Date: January 26, 2006 [eBook #17612] Language: English Character set encoding: ISO-646-US (US-ASCII) ***START OF THE PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK HANDBOOK TO THE SEVERN VALLEY RAILWAY*** Transcribed from a facsimile of the original printing and design of 1863 by David Price, email ccx074@coventry.ac.uk HANDBOOK TO THE SEVERN VALLEY RAILWAY Illustrative and Descriptive of Places along the Line, FROM WORCESTER TO SHREWSBURY. BY J.
RANDALL, F.G.S., AUTHOR OF -SEVERN VALLEY,- ETC. [Title page illustration: title.jpg] LEGEND OF THE SEVERN, WYE, AND RHEIDOL. (_See Illustration on the Cover_.) The Welsh are justly proud of their hills and their rivers; they frequently personify both, and attribute to them characters corresponding with their peculiar features.
Of the Severn, the Wye, and the Rheidol, they have an apologue, intended to convey an idea of their comparative length, and also of the character of the districts through which they Tue Apr 04 19:14:58 2017 2 flow.
It is called -The Three Sisters,- and in substance is as follows:--In some primitive period of the earth’s history, Father Plinlimmon promised to these nymphs of the mountain as much territory as they could compass in a day’s journey to the sea, by way of dowry upon their alliance with certain marine deities they should meet there.
Sabra, goddess of the Severn, being a prudent, well-conducted maiden, rose with the first streak of morning dawn, and, descending the eastern side of the hill...





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