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TEACHING OF WELSH.

IIN LOVELY WALES.

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with catches of bass, whiting pollock, mackerel, whiting, and mullet. Walks and Rides. To the pedestrian the walks o'er moor and mountain will prove delightful, and the enchanting scenery prove a feast to the eye. The sands of Borth, the seclusion of Aber- ayron, the fine estate of Hafod, the Monk's Cave, the Llyfnant Valley, Artists' Valley, and Pontrhydygroes are some of the picturesque "outliers," chief among which is the Devil's Bridge, where the Rheidol and Mynach foam down a deep chasm. Plynlimmon, too, and the bower clad streams of Dolgelly are both within easy reach by coach. With so much beauty and such change of scene and circumstance, combined with the means of rest and recreation close at hand, one 'cannot help regretting the fact that some people spend hundreds of pounds a year in going for holidays upon the Continent. Wales," said Frances Ridley Havergal, "no more suffers by comparison with Switzerland than does a forget-me-not beside a rose." In difference of language, in richness of tradition and historic lore, in manner and custom, and in scene and circumstance, and in those things which make holidays pleasant and real, Wales offers as complete a change as can be obtained at any place on the Continent; and Aberystwyth, as has been said, is a miniature Wales. Great mental refreshment can be got at Aberystwyth," said Dr. Murray, the well-known lexicographer of Oxford, because Aberystwyth has the mountains and the sea and those grand features of nature which, after all, have the greatest influence on the mind and are our greatest educators." The Corporation, recognizing the need for making the town attractive and suitable as a summer resort, have expended much money on drainage works, and in providing a pure water supply, which is obtained from a lake on Plyn- limmon, eighteen miles away, and from analysis it has been proved that it is one of the finest and purest waters for drinking purposes in the kingdom. Altogether, Aberystwyth is a delightful resort, and entitled to a premier position in the series In Lovely Wales." We are indebted to the Health Resorts Development Association for the use of the blocks accompanying this article. Those of our readers who would like to know more of the beauty spots in and around Aberystwyth should send a postcard to the Town Clerk asking for a free copy of the Corporation's Guide. The following private apartments are to be recommended to intending visitors :— Queen's Square House, Queen's Square, pro- prietress Mrs. Owen; the Cambrian Hotel, at Borth; and the Hafod Arms Hotel, at Devil's Bridge.