A Motor-Flight through France

A Motor-Flight through France

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A Motor-Flight through France

A Motor-Flight through France

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THE same wonderful white road, flinging itself in great coils and arrow-flights across the same spacious landscape, swept us on the next day to Beauvais. If there seemed to be fewer memorable incidents by the way -- if the villages had less individual character, over and above their general charm of northern thrift and cosiness -- it was perhaps because the first impression had lost its edge; but we caught fine distant reaches of field and orchard and wooded hillside, giving a general sense that it would be a good land to live in -- till all these minor sensations were swallowed up and lost in the overwhelming impression of Beauvais.

The town itself -- almost purposely, as we felt afterward -- failed to put itself forward, to arrest us by any of the minor arts which Arras, for instance, had so seductively exerted. It main-

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