Monday, September 07, 2009

Description of Block Island

I was reading the "Block Island Summer Times" and came across this description of this island gem from a railroad brochure in the late 19th Century. I was struck by the quality of the prose and incredibly descriptive use of adjectives. It reminded me of the fact that this type of writing has been lost amongst the cacophony of media choices and 24 hour news cycle.

The natural characteristics, with its unique setting in the ocean, which is visible from all parts of the Island, present one of the most delightful pictures of natures which defy the power of creative genius to depict and beffles the skill of the brightest imagination.

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