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But the freedom of an empty carriage would have been well worth the honest price of first-class tickets, for as the train sped on from the Ribble into the Eden Valley, with the blue heights of the Pennine range and the long reaches of the Yorkshire moors on our right, and on our left the cloud-caressed summits of Lakeland, we needed all the space there was for our exultant ohs and ahs, not to mention our continual rushing from window to window for the swiftly vanishing views of grey castle and ruined abbey, peel tower and stone sheep-fold, grange and hamlet, and the exquisite, ever-changing panorama of the mist. ...We drove eastward ten miles farther, under sun and shower, now by broad meadows where sleek kine, secure at last from cattle-lifters, were tranquilly grazing, now by solemn ranks of Scotch firs and far-reaching parks of smooth-barked, muscular beeches, now through stone-paved hamlets above whose shop-doors we would read the familiar ballad names, Scott, Graham (Graeme), Armstrong, Musgrave, Johnston, Kerr, and wonder how the wild blood of the Border had been tamed to the selling of picture postal cards.
About Katharine Lee Bates, the Author:
Some describe the couple as intimate lesbian partners, citing as an example Bates' 1891 letter to Coman: 'It was never very possible to leave Wellesley for good, because so many love-anchors held me there, and it seemed least of all possible when I had just found the long-desired way to your dearest heart... ...When a version appeared in her collection America the Beautiful, and Other Poems (1912), a reviewer in the New York Times wrote: 'we intend no derogation to Miss Katharine Lee Bates when we say that she is a good minor poet.'