The environs of Reading, Volume 1

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J. G. Robertson
John Snare, 1843 - 171 pages
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Page 107 - Forster was made Knight of the Bath at the marriage of Prince Arthur, eldest son of Henry VII.
Page 47 - ... between the history and the fairy tale. There is something extremely picturesque in the tombs of these adventurers, decorated as they are with rude armorial bearings and Gothic sculpture. They comport with the antiquated chapels in which they...
Page 50 - We observed a tablet on the north wall of the chancel to the memory of
Page 181 - Besides the trees, all along as the labourers dug, they met with plenty of hazel nuts, from within a yard of the surface to the bottom of the pit, which Time's iron teeth had not yet cracked. The oaks had none of them any roots, but were plainly cut off at the kerf, as is used in felling timber : and near the bottom of the pit were found a large stag's head, with the brow-antlers as sound as the beam itself, and two Roman urns, both of which were broken by the incurious workmen.
Page 87 - midst rebellion durst be just and good Whose arms asserted, and whose sufferings more Confirm'd the cause for which he fought before, Rests here, rewarded by an heavenly prince ; For what his earthly could not recompense, Pray, reader, that such times no more appear : Or, if they happen, learn true honour here.
Page 133 - This no doubt is the coffin of the subject of the ballad. It is of singular construction, being moulded to the form of the body, even to the lineaments of the face. Mr. Child was the last person interred in this vault. His coffin, which was in good preservation, bears the date of 1767, and was of unusually large dimensions.
Page 176 - In the interim, upon Cawsam Hill, unexpected to us, came his Majesty's forces, under the command of General Ruven and Prince Robert, consisting of about forty collours of horse and nine regiments of foote, with ordnance and other ammunition. They fell upon a loose regiment that lay there to keepe the bridge, and gave them a furious assault both with their ordnance and men, one bullet being taken up by our men, which weighed twenty-four pounds at the least.
Page 50 - ... the Sabellians, the Umbrians, the Etrurians, and the Greeks. 5. It is certain that in primitive times the coasts and lower valleys of Italy were peopled by tribes that had crossed over from the opposite shores of Greece and Epirus. These tribes belonged to that ancient stock called the Pelasgian, of which so much has been written and so little is known. The names that remained in Southern Italy were all of a Pelasgian or halfHellenic character. Such were, in the heel of Italy, the Daunians...
Page 87 - On a flat marble stone, beneath the monument, is the following epitaph : " Here lieth interred the body of the most noble and mighty prince, John Powlet, Marquis of Winchester, Earl of Wiltshire, Baron of St John of Basing, first Marquis of England : A man of exemplary piety towards God, and of inviolable fidelity towards his sovereign ; in whose cause he fortified his house of Basing, and defended it against the rebels to the last extremity.
Page 178 - Charle* the First was prisoner at Windsor, the Parliament, through the mediation of General Fairfax, permitted him to visit Caversham lodge, where all his children who were in England then resided, in the custody of the Earl of Northumberland. In the hamlet of WOODLEY is a small but pleasing edifice, belonging to the Honorable Henry Addington. The grounds round it are now laying out with taste; but the want of variety, which arises from its flat situation, will not admit of its being compared with...

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