Devonshire & Cornwall illustrated, from original drawings by T. Allom, W.H. Bartlett, &c., with historical and topographical descriptions by J. Britton & E.W. Brayley

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Page 133 - ... upon the top of a hill, and to arrange on a table before him, bottles, glasses, pipes, and tobacco. In this situation he ordered himself to be immured in a tower of such dimensions as he prescribed, where he proposed, he said, patiently to await the event. All this was done ; and the tower, still enclosing its tenant, remains as a monument of his impiety and profaneness.
Page 27 - ... there came an infinite number of pilchards into the harbour within the barbican, which the people took up with great ease in baskets ; which did not only refresh them for the present; but a great deal more were taken, preserved, and salted, whereby the poor got much money ; such a passage has not happened before.
Page 40 - Insuperable height of loftiest shade, Cedar, and pine, and fir, and branching palm, A sylvan scene ; and, as the ranks ascend Shade above shade, a woody theatre Of stateliest view.
Page 147 - ... of the Church. In the windows are several fragments of painted glass ; and in one of them on the south side is the date 1518, the year when the Church was finished. Truro, although of no very remote antiquity, may now be denominated the metropolis of Cornwall. Its central situation with respect to the commerce and chief products of the county, its improved and improving state, the regularity and handsome appearance of its buildings, its increased population, and the similarity of its local regulations...
Page 125 - ... how, and whence the stone originated — was it elevated by human means, or was it produced by the agency of natural causes? — Those who are in the habit of viewing mountain masses with geological eyes, will readily discover that the only chisel ever employed has been the tooth of time — the only artist engaged, the elements.
Page 190 - ... the constantly changeful effects of light and shade playing on the surface of the deep; the gliding vessels sailing in all directions; the various aquatic birds wildly screaming at the sight of man, or pursuing their instinctive propensities on the surface of the...
Page 190 - On the sea The sunbeams tremble; and the purple light Illumes the dark Bolerium, seat of storms. High are his granite rocks. His frowning brow Hangs o'er the smiling Ocean. In his caves Th
Page 148 - The right of returning members to parliament is in these twenty-five persons only, though the number of inhabitants is upwards of 5000. On the election of a mayor, the town mace, by the custom of the borough, must be delivered to the lord of the manor, who retains it till he is paid sixpence for every house as an acknowledgement.
Page 137 - Third ; he was hotly pursued and narrowly searched for, which extremity taught him a sudden policy — to put a stone in his cap, and tumble the same into the water, while these rangers were fast at his heels ; who looking down after the...
Page 138 - Pendarvis came and dwelt in it, upon which that gentleman bid her brew a little ale, and on such a day he promised to come with some gentlemen, and help her to some money by drinking it up.

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