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The Walker's Anthology

The Walker's Anthology

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Contents


Contents | Introduction | Sample 1: Setting Out | Sample 2: Through Countryside | Sample 3: Walking at Night | Sample 4: On Hills and Mountains


 

INTRODUCTION

SETTING OUT

Setting out, 1879 ~ Robert Louis Stevenson  9

A Walk in the Woods, 1998 ~ Bill Bryson  10

Mole sets out, 1908 ~ Kenneth Grahame  11

Why are you doing this?, 2010 ~ Colin Thubron  12

Once upon a time, 1920 ~ Flora Thompson  13

Starting from Bradford, 1933 ~ J.B. Priestley  14

Through the forest of Borneo, 1856 ~ Alfred Russel Wallace  15

The old roads of England, 1926 ~ Anthony Collett  16

Robinson Crusoe’s island, 1719 ~ Daniel Defoe  17

Walking and its pleasures and ideas, 1850 ~ H.D. Thoreau  18

Walking tours, 1876 ~ Robert Louis Stevenson  19

Up Cameroon Mountain, 1895 ~ Mary Kingsley  20

 

THROUGH COUNTRYSIDE

Escape!, 1899 ~ Osbert Sitwell  21

Glories of the forest, 1863 ~ Henry Walter Bates  22

Through a Chinese landscape, 1850 ~ Robert Fortune  23

Ullswater in Autumn, October ,1769 ~ Thomas Gray  24

Near home, 1820 ~ John Clare  25

In the Rocky Mountains, 1891 ~ Blackwood’s Magazine  25

Stormy weather near Landovery, 1862 ~ George Borrow  26

Daffodils, 1807 ~ William Wordsworth  27

At Athos, 1794 ~ J.B.S. Morritt  27

Spring beauty all around, 1930 ~ Winifred Fortescue  28

A Walk-about in Australia, 1925 ~ Philippa Bridges  29

Walking in the desert, 1848 ~ Harriet Martineau  30

Oliver walks to London, 1838 ~ Charles Dickens  31

A hopeful errand, 1891 ~ Thomas Hardy  33

The flowers of Norfolk, 1939 ~ Lilias Rider Haggard  34

Round Dubrovka, 1937 ~ J.B. Priestley  35

To a secret and lovely place, 1938 ~ Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings  36

Into pre-history, 1850 ~ Bayard Taylor  37

Green-tinted in the Black Forest, 1880 ~ Mark Twain  38

In the West African forest, 1893 ~ Mary Kingsley  39

To the farm, 1887 ~ Flora Thompson  39

The flowers of the pine forest in the Jura, 1849 ~ John Ruskin  40

The heaths and scents of Suffolk, 1950 ~ William Addison  41

In Cameroun, 1894 ~ Mary Kingsley  42

On Ulinish, 1785 ~ James Boswell  43

A windy day in Easedale, 1801 ~ Dorothy Wordsworth  44

Walking with the Brontës, 1985 ~ Christopher Somerville  45

In the forests with the Assiniboine, 1864 ~ Viscount Milton & Dr Cheadle  46

Walking with history, 1910 ~ E.L. Butcher  47

Asthall and ‘Black Stockings’, 1906 ~ F.G. Brabant  48

The Duddon Valley, 1910 ~ Karl Baedeker  48

From the Nile in Sudan, 1910 ~ E.S. Stevens  49

To the back pasture, 1898 ~ Rudyard Kipling  50

Visiting Mr Darcy, 1813 ~ Jane Austen  51

 

PROCESSIONS AND MARCHES

Marching past the Sultan, c. 1650 ~ Evliya Çelibi  53

The procession at Engelberg, 1825 ~ Dorothy Wordsworth  54

Accompanying the Rajah, 1870 ~ The Ranee Margaret of Sarawak  55

In Baden-Baden, 1880 ~ Mark Twain  56

Preparing for the Coronation Procession, 1952 ~ ‘Amelia’  57

The Lord Mayor’s Show, 1662 ~ William Schellinks  58

The Lord Mayor’s Show, 1930 ~ Chiang Yee  59

Beating the Bounds, 1939 ~ H.V. Morton  59

Wonderland, 1865 ~ Lewis Carroll  60

Procession in Marseilles, 1850 ~ W.H. Bartlett  61

Ants marching in the Amazon forest, 1863 ~ Henry Walter Bates  63

 

PILGRIMAGES AND WALKING FOR WORK

First days in Jerusalem, 1855 ~ Adam Steinmetz Kennard  64

Pilgrims met en route, 1794 ~ J.B.S. Morritt  65

Towards Santiago, 1843 & 2007 ~ Guy Arnold & George Borrow  66

A spectral cavalcade, 1864 ~ Viscount Milton & Dr Cheadle  67

Through New Zealand, 1773 ~ Captain James Cook  68

A pilgrimage in Moscow, 1938 ~ Peter Francis  69

Marching with banners, 1860 ~ Bayard Taylor  70

Tread mills, 1827 ~ The Table Book  71

Through Spanish fields, 1937 ~ George Orwell  71

 

WALKING IN WINTER

South up the Rhine – to the Danube, 1970 ~ Patrick Leigh Fermor  73

January 7th, 1773 ~ Gilbert White  74

Marching through the Antarctic, 1914 ~ Ernest Shackleton  75

Winter walk on Port Meadow, 1942 ~ Chiang Yee  75

Animals in the snow, 1888 ~ C.J. Cornish  77

Erzurum in the Armenian winter, 1854 ~ Robert Curzon  78

Bad weather in May, 1827 ~ Dorothy Wordsworth  78

The end of the year, 1939 ~ Lilias Rider Haggard  79

 

ON HILLS AND MOUNTAINS

Meeting Thesiger in Afghanistan, 1958 ~ Eric Newby  80

Starting out on an Alpine day, 1880 ~ Mark Twain  82

Climbing at Cortina, 1872 ~ Amelia Edwards  83

Towards the Chinese temple, 1932 ~ Ann Bridge  83

The Stones of Palestine, 2000 ~ Raja Shehadeh  84

In a churchyard, 1825 ~ Dorothy Wordsworth  85

At Dendor on the Nile, 1849 ~ Harriet Martineau  86

View from Fort William, 1893 ~ Mary Kingsley  87

Up the valleys, 1845 ~ Bayard Taylor  88

To the top of the hill, Bath, 1942 ~ Lilias Rider Haggard  89

A steep descent, 1872 ~ Amelia Edwards  90

The old corpse road, 1984 ~ Alfred Wainwright  91

We are indeed in Scotland, 1850 ~ Dorothy Wordsworth  91

Over the moors and up the hills, 1933 ~ Constance Sitwell  93

 

WALKING IN PARKS AND GARDENS

Palermo, 1787 ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe  94

The Garden of Damascus, 1836 ~ A.W. Kinglake  95

Return to England, 1933 ~ Constance Sitwell  96

Met in the rose gardens of Feddamean, 1912 ~ Lady Evelyn Cobbold  96

A joyous spring day in Richmond Park, 1893 ~ C.J. Cornish  97

Woodstock, 1905 ~ F.G. Brabant  99

Through the Cedars of Lebanon, 1847 ~ Harriet Martineau  100

Colour in the Duke of Lante’s garden, 1909 ~ Sir George Sitwell  101

Walking with royalty, May, 1662 ~ William Schellinks  102

Like walking in a garden, 1879 ~ Isabella Bird  102

The garden at Versailles, 1766 ~ Tobias Smollett  103

A garden in Ireland, 1950 ~ Annabel Davis-Goff  104

Through marble passages, 1851 ~ Florence Nightingale  105

Measured for walking, 1870 ~ Amelia Edwards  106

The Alameda, and Santiago di Compostela, 2007 ~ Guy Arnold  107

Near Jaffa, 1884 ~ Annie C. MacLeod  107

The garden at Ashridge, 1933 ~ Constance Sitwell  108

Lines written in Richmond Park, c. 1740 ~ James Thomson  109

 

WALKING BY WATER

By the Thames, April, 1662 ~ William Schellinks  110

Walking and watching, March 9, 1772 ~ Gilbert White  111

Undress, 1860 ~ Bayard Taylor  111

Through Brazil, 1932 ~ Peter Fleming  113

Early morning near Baalbec in Syria, 1856 ~ Reverend W.M. Thomson  113

The Llangollen canal, 1985 ~ Roger W. Squires & Gareth Lovett Jones  114

Bibury, 1904 ~ C.R. Branch  115

Rambling ashore, 1867 ~ Howard Hopley  116

By the Thames, 1938 ~ Chiang Yee  116

A shepherd and his flock, 1856 ~ Reverend W.M. Thomson  117

In Italy, 1949 ~ Osbert Sitwell  118

Around Port Meadow, 2008 ~ Oxford Pedestrians Association  120

The uplands of Hell, 1900 ~ Rudyard Kipling  121

Through Swaledale, 1940 ~ Ward, Lock & Company, Ltd  121

Beside the Nile, 1856 ~ William C. Prime  122

Mountains and sea, 2007 ~ Guy Arnold  124

By the sea shore, 1933 ~ H.V. Morton  125

Along the canal, 1944 ~ Chiang Yee  125

By sea and land, 1837 ~ Lady Jane Franklin  126

Settle towards Stackhouse, 1923 ~ Frederic Riley  127

 

WALKING IN TOWNS AND CITIES

The bazaars of Cairo, 1897 ~ Eustace A. Reynolds-Ball  129

Third Girl, 1966 ~ Agatha Christie  130

In Moscow, 1937 ~ J.B. Priestley  131

To the sacred place – Eyoub, 1921 ~ Pierre Loti  132

Walking in Bath, 1890 ~ Karl Baedeker  134

By the Red Sea, 1909 ~ Arthur E.P. Weigall  134

Along Watling Street, 1971 ~ J.H.B. Peel  135

The sounds and smells of the streets of Cairo, 1920 ~ Rudyard Kipling  136

Some problems, 2004 ~ Charlie Connelly  137

 

WALKING AT NIGHT

The end of the day, 1908 ~ Kenneth Grahame  138

Lost, 1880 ~ Mark Twain  139

Moonlight, 1899 ~ Elizabeth von Arnim  139

Walking with the moon, 1938 ~ Chiang Yee  141

Into an underground wilderness, 1932 ~ H.V. Morton  142

Night and moonlight, 1863 ~ H.D. Thoreau  143

The lamplighter, 1939 ~ H.V. Morton  144

How the night passed, 1902 ~ Hilaire Belloc  144

The desert at night, 1840 ~ W.H. Bartlett  145

In the vicinity of Athens, 1858 ~ Mark Twain  146

On the road to Germany, 1845 ~ Bayard Taylor  147

By moonlight, 1908 ~ Kenneth Grahame  148

Through Rotterdam before dawn, 1950 ~ Patrick Leigh Fermor  149

The walls of Istanbul, 1897 ~ Richard Davey  150

 

The Walkers  151

Bibliography  156

Index  160

 

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