Dawlish, one of the stations of the South Devon Railway, is one of the prettiest places along the coast to pass a quiet summer month.
This little town, though containing a population of only 2,205, is one of great antiquity, having been in the possession of Alfred the Great, and afterwards belonging to Buckland Abbey. It has some manufactories for woollen and paper.
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Exeter is pleasantly situated on an eminence rising from the eastern bank of the river Exe, which encompasses its south-west side, and over which it has a handsome stone bridge.
This place has, within the last few years, made rapid strides in the march of improvement. The Beacon Hill is covered with buildings, and the Parade is stretching away right and left, with no visible signs, hitherto, of limitation.