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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 44 pages of information about Handbook to the Severn Valley Railway.

“The book which has furnished our theme is perhaps the best account of the Severn and the Severn Valley in existence.”—­Gloucester Chronicle.

“Always easy and flowing, and sometimes approaching almost to the force of poetry in its simple elegance of expression, the legendary and historical associations which belong to the scenery of the Severn blend naturally with the most glowing pictures of descriptive beauty, and there is never any appearance of labour or constraint.”—­Shrewsbury Chronicle.

“The ground—­which to the great majority of tourists must be comparatively new—­presents some of the finest scenery in the kingdom.  Its antiquities, its historical and legendary associations, are full of interest; whilst to the student of nature, whether his special subject be geology or botany, it is no less rich and attractive.  On all these subjects, as well as on the industrial features of the district, Mr. Randall is at home.”—­Shropshire News.

“Mr. Randall is a good guide.  He is thoroughly acquainted with his subject.  He has long been familiar with the Severn Valley, and knows its geology, its traditions, its historic records, its myths, its poetry, and its loveliest scenes.  On all these topics he dilates with the freshness which ever arises from deep love.”—­Literary Companion.

“An itinerary abounding with interesting material of a very varied kind, of which the author has availed himself to write a most agreeable guide-book.”—­Art-Journal.

“We can most conscientiously recommend it to our readers, for there is food for all tastes and temperaments in its ever-varying pages.  For a day’s out to any place on the Severn, we do not know a better guide.”—­Birmingham Post.

“The wood-cuts, though small, are artistically drawn and neatly engraved.”—­Army and Navy Gazette.

JAMES S. VIRTUE, AND ALL BOOKSELLERS.

Footnotes.

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{11} The geological features of the district are readily recognised.  The great magazine of salt at Droitwich is sufficiently indicative of the red marls observed in the cutting at Shrub Hill, and which rise, by means of passage shales, into the lias on one side, and descend, by means of other members of the New Red Sandstone, into the permians on the other.

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