Jody
why "glorious north shore" ?how could a shore be "glorious?' Through the chilly curtain of sleet, in the inter-mittent wash of the great light on the jutting cliff to the south, the massive silhouette of Bluff House loomed over Whiskey Beach. It faced the cold, turbulent Atlantic like a challenge. Standing three sturdy and indulgent stories above the rough and rugged coast, it watched the roll and slap of waves through the dark eyes of windows, as it had—in one incarnation or another—for more than three centuries. The little stone cottage now housing tools and garden supplies spoke to its humble beginnings, to those who’d braved the fierce and fickle Atlantic to forge a life on the stony ground of a new world. Dwarfing those beginnings, the spread and rise of golden sand walls and curving gables, the generous terraces of weathered local stone sang to its heyday. It had shone as bright as the great light that swept the water off Massachusetts’ rocky and glorious north shore. And it had huddled, shuttered in the dark.
Aug 13, 2014 12:23 PM
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One definition of "glory" is: "beauty or magnificence," so the writer is describing the shore as "very beautiful, glorious."
August 13, 2014
Are you sure you are not reading a book that is too difficult for you?
August 13, 2014
The author is being poetic, and in this context, glorious means wonderful or amazing, but perhaps also spiritually satisfying.
August 13, 2014
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