My Note Book. No. V. The Trip to Margate, &c. [5/5]
On a trip by sea to the ruins at Reculver (site of the Roman station Regulbium), the narrator reports that the 'mixed expression of delight and apprehension apparent in the countenances of the ladies of our party would have amused a physiognomist' (325). The encroachment of the sea on the ruins had exposed human remains. The narrator reports: 'Whether the precautions of the Trinity Company (who have been at some expense in strengthening its feeble towers for nautical purposes) will arrest the hand of Time [...] it is hard to say.'
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