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Stevenson

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Edingburgh Picturesque Notes by Robert Louis Stevenson
Scanned and proofed by
David Price, ccx074@coventry.ac.uk 

EDINBURGH 

CHAPTER I.
INTRODUCTORY. 

THE ancient and famous metropolis of the North sits
overlooking a windy estuary from the slope and summit of
three hills.  No situation could be more commanding for
the head city of a kingdom; none better chosen for noble
prospects.  From her tall precipice and terraced gardens
she looks far and wide on the sea and broad champaigns. 
To the east you may catch at sunset the spark of the May
lighthouse, where the Firth expands into the German
Ocean; and away to the west, over all the carse of

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