The Romance of Old New England Rooftrees - Mary Caroline Crawford

The Romance of Old New England Rooftrees

By Mary Caroline Crawford

  • Release Date: 1932-01-01
  • Genre: United States

Description

Nowhere in the annals of our history is recorded an odder phase of curious fortune than that by which Bishop Berkeley, of Cloyne, was enabled early in the eighteenth century to sail o'erseas to Newport, Rhode Island, there to build (in 1729) the beautiful old place, Whitehall, which is still standing. Hundreds of interested visitors drive every summer to the old house, to take a cup of tea, to muse on the strange story with which the ancient dwelling is connected, and to pay the meed of respectful memory to the eminent philosopher who there lived and wrote.