Handbook for Travellers in Yorkshire

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J. Murray, 1874 - Yorkshire (England) - 656 pages
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Page 415 - And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations ; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.
Page 306 - Experto crede, aliquid amplius invenies in silvis quam in libris. Ligna et lapides docebunt te, quod a magistris audire non possis.
Page 455 - Haworth village ; he can see it for two miles before he arrives, for it is situated on the side of a pretty steep hill, with a background of dun and purple moors, rising and sweeping away yet higher than the church, which is built at the very summit of the long narrow street. All round the horizon there is this same line of sinuous wave-like hills ; the scoops into which they fall only revealing other hills beyond, of similar colour and shape, crowned with wild, bleak moors...
Page 546 - ... in some places they were intermingled with beeches, hollies, and copsewood of various descriptions, so closely as totally to intercept the level beams of the sinking sun ; in others they receded from each other, forming those long sweeping vistas, in the intricacy of which the eye delights to lose itself, while imagination considers them as the paths to yet wilder scenes of sylvan solitude.
Page 63 - ELSKES. — This very comfortable first-class hotel, delightfully situated on the banks of the Lake, is the only one in the town commanding an entire view of the Alps from Mont Blanc to the summit of the Appenzell. It is so constructed as to afford the greatest tranqaility, which, combined with careful attendance, renders the hotel a most desirable residence for families.
Page 380 - Six good Battering-guns, with Three-hundred shot to each Gun, be speedily sent down to Hull : — we desire none may be sent less than demi-cannons. We desire also some match and bullet. And if it may be, we should be glad that two or three of the biggest Mortar-pieces with shells may likewise be sent. And although the desires of such proportions may seem costly, yet I hope you will judge it good thrift ; especially if you consider that this place hath cost the Kingdom some hundred -thousands of...
Page 51 - More extensive collections, to Illustrate Geology, at 50 to 100 Guineas each, with every requisite to assist those commencing the study of this interesting science, a knowledge of which affords so much pleasure to the traveller in all parts of the world. * A collection for Five Guineas...
Page xxxviii - Such who came in strangers, within doors, soon after went out bridegrooms and returned sons-in-law, having married the daughters of their landlords who first entertained them ; yea, those yeomen in whose houses they harboured soon proceeded gentlemen, gaining them estates to themselves, arms and worship to their estates.
Page 443 - ... appropriated; scarcely a thistle or a nettle deformed it, and the few tombstones which had been placed there were now themselves half buried. The sheep came over the wall when they listed, and sometimes took shelter in the porch from the storm. Their voices, and the cry of the kite wheeling above, were the only sounds which were heard there, except when the single bell which hung in its niche over the entrance tinkled for service on the Sabbath day, or with a slower tongue gave notice that one...
Page 419 - ... to castle, she diffused plenty and happiness around her, by consuming on the spot the produce of her vast domains in hospitality and charity. Equally remote from the undistinguishing profusion of ancient times, and the parsimonious elegance of modern habits, her house was a school for the young, and a retreat for the aged, an asylum for the persecuted, a college for the learned, and a pattern for all.

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