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Photographer: Wilson, George Washington

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1867

Shelfmark: 10370.cc35

Item number: 12

Length: 10

Width: 7.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"Situated near the mouth of the glen, this lovely village sits embosomed among trees. It is fast becoming famous for the comforts and good cheer which are to be found by those who may happen to put up, for a short time, at its Inn. 'Long and established favourite with the public,' says the Editor of the Scotsman, 'it is now still better known to some by the letters of the jovial Epicurus Rotundus of 'Punch,' whose praise is in all the places where sense and mirth convene, and with whose name the echoes of now Classical Drumnadrochit shall be vocal evermore.'

In the visitors' book at Drumnadrochit Inn there are one or two short entries which may be brought in here with propriety: -

'In Highland glens, 'tis far too oft observed,

That man is chased away and game preserved;

Glen Urquhart is to me a lovlier glen,

Here deer and grouse have not supplanted men.'

John Bright, Esq., M.P.

'Nor thousands have a wretched life-course run

To buy a splendid luxury for one.

'Mid stifling walls and sweltering abbeys thrust

In Belial's atmosphere of Devil's dust,

Doomed, by the heartless priests of Mammon grim,

To toil, and fail, and pine, and died for him.

Glen Urquhart is to me a glorious glen.

Here mules and shoddy have not stinted men.'


Descriptive letterpress from the book 'Photographs of English and Scottish Scenery' by G W Wilson

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