• The Lancashire Witches

The Lancashire Witches

The Lancashire Witches

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  • Author
    William Harrison Ainsworth
  • Publisher
    Bod Books On Demand
  • Publication date
    23 January 2019

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Book Detail

  • Book Title

    The Lancashire Witches

  • Author

    William Harrison Ainsworth

  • Date Published

    23 January 2019

  • Publisher

    Bod Books On Demand

  • Pages

    887 pages

  • ISBN

    9783748190851

Book Description

There were eight watchers by the beacon on Pendle Hill in Lancashire. Two were stationed on either side of the north-eastern extremity of the mountain. One looked over the castled heights of Clithero; the woody eminences of Bowland; the bleak ridges of Thornley; the broad moors of Bleasdale; the Trough of Bolland, and Wolf Crag; and even brought within his ken the black fells overhanging Lancaster. The other tracked the stream called Pendle Water, almost from its source amid the neighbouring hills, and followed its windings through the leafless forest, until it united its waters to those of the Calder, and swept on in swifter and clearer current, to wash the base of Whalley Abbey. But the watcher's survey did not stop here. Noting the sharp spire of Burnley Church, relieved against the rounded masses of timber constituting Townley Park; as well as the entrance of the gloomy mountain gorge, known as the Grange of Cliviger; his far-reaching gaze passed over Todmorden, and settled upon the distant summits of Blackstone Edge...

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