Our first stopping place was the Isle of Wight
. We entered the Solent about ten o'clock one morning, and I must confess that my heart sank as we came close to shore.
I've seen the Black Sea and the Red Sea; I rounded the Isle of Wight
; I discovered the Yellow River, And the Orange too by night.
It is about one third as large as the Isle of Wight
, and extremely fruitful: it is governed by the head of a certain tribe, who are all magicians.
At length, it would seem, his patient industry found its reward; for, without explanation or apology, he pronounced aloud the words "Isle of Wight
," drew a long, sweet sound from his pitch-pipe, and then ran through the preliminary modulations of the air whose name he had just mentioned, with the sweeter tones of his own musical voice.
"But, aunt, she is really so very ignorant!--Do you know, we asked her last night which way she would go to get to Ireland; and she said, she should cross to the Isle of Wight
. She thinks of nothing but the Isle of Wight
, and she calls it the Island, as if there were no other island in the world.
Without knowing it in the least, we had run up alongside the Isle of Wight
, and that tower, tinged a faint evening red in the salt wind-haze, was the lighthouse on St.
In a villa on the westward shore of the Isle of Wight
, the glass doors which lead from the drawing-room to the garden are yet open.
However, all the things indispensable to be said are said, and all the things indispensable to be done are done (including Lady Tippins's yawning, falling asleep, and waking insensible), and there is hurried preparation for the nuptial journey to the Isle of Wight
, and the outer air teems with brass bands and spectators.
"I believe, however, that it is near the Isle of Wight
At this port (when the season for visitors was at an end) we could embark far more privately than at the popular yachting stations situated in the Isle of Wight
express for the Isle of Wight
, or somewhere in that direction, and we should all know when we got there.
Always a lover of the sea, he soon took up his residence in the Isle of Wight
. His production of poetry was steady, and its variety great.