A new guide to Lymington, by a resident gentleman (Google eBook)

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Page 81 - I see a column of slow-rising smoke O'ertop the lofty wood that skirts the wild. A vagabond and useless tribe there eat Their miserable meal. A kettle...
Page 92 - King William II., surnamed Rufus, on the breast; of which stroke he instantly died, on the 2nd of August, 1100. " King William II., surnamed Rufus, being slain, as before related, was laid in a cart belonging to one Purkess, and drawn from hence to Winchester, and buried in the cathedral church of that city.
Page 54 - ... Lymington published a little book about his town and its surroundings, and the reader can well sympathize with his enthusiasm. After giving high praise to the founding of Gilpin's school, and its endowment, he concluded with the following praise of Gilpin: By this, and other acts worthy of imitation, he was endeared to his neighbours, and to all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance. And when the names of heroes and of statesmen shall have passed into oblivion, that of GILPIN will be remembered...
Page 29 - AS A TRIBUTE OF GRATEFUL AFFECTION, THIS MONUMENT IS SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF CAPTAIN JOSIAS ROGERS, OF HIS MAJESTY'S SHIP QUEBEC, Who, during the American War, braved every Danger, and suffered all the Severities of Wounds and Imprisonment. In the Campaign of 1794, he commanded the Naval Battalions, at the Reduction of all the, French Islands in the West Indies, where his Services were great to his Country, and honourable to his own Character. In his Exertions to save Grenada, he died of the Yellow...
Page 92 - Here stood the oak on which an arrow, shot by Sir Walter Tyrrell at a stag, glanced and struck King William II., named Kufus, in the breast, of which he instantly died, on the 2d of August AD 1100.
Page 56 - In a quiet mansion beneath this Stone secured from the afflictions and still more dangerous enjoyments of life lye the remains of WILLIAM GILPIN sometime vicar of this parish together with the remains of Margaret his Wife after living above fifty years in happy union they hope to be raised in God's...
Page 29 - In his 26th year, JAMES ROGERS, his Brother, and First LIEUTENANT of the same Ship ; whose generous and manly Principles were admired by all who knew him. On the 9th of the same month, at the age of 19, the promise of Virtue andTalents, in JOSIAS ROGERS, his Nephew, and also LIEUTENANT of the QUEBEC, Died at Martinique, by the same Fatality.
Page 53 - This exemplary and ingenious divine was a native of Carlisle; and was educated at Queen's College, Oxford, where he took his degree of AM in 1748.
Page 81 - ... elms That screen the herdsman's solitary hut; While far beyond and overthwart the stream That, as with molten glass, inlays the vale, The sloping land recedes into the clouds; Displaying on its varied side the grace Of hedgerow beauties numberless, square tower, Tall spire, from which the sound of cheerful bells Just undulates upon the listening ear; Groves, heaths, and smoking villages remote.
Page 29 - Reduction of all the French Islands in the West Indies, where his Services were great to his Country, and honourable to his own Character. In his Exertions to save Grenada, he died of the Yellow Fever, on the 24th of April, 1795, aged 40. The Council of Grenada decreed a Monument in Honour of his Public Services: And in Remembrance of his Private Virtues, his Widow soothed Jier Sorrows, by inscribing this Tablet to his Memory.

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