The parliamentary gazetteer of England and Wales. 4 vols. [bound in 12 pt. with suppl.].

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Page 180 - ... conceal, and vary the figure of the little lake they command; from the shore, a low promontory pushes itself far into the water, and on it stands a white village with the...
Page 47 - The parson and clerk were then called, and there these temporary ecclesiasticks went through the usual Latin service, which was not interrupted, though delayed for some time by the laughter that was excited by the antiquated appearance of the clerk, who had dressed himself according to the...
Page 179 - Cromwell, who, like a little cloud, rose out of the east, and spread first into the north, till it shed down a flood that overwhelmed the three kingdoms.
Page 638 - accompany the bending of the stream, and command several interesting peeps at the city, and its august ornaments — the castle and cathedral. The banks, rocky and abrupt on one hand, and sloping gently to the river on the other, darkened by a solemn depth of shade, sequestered and retired, in the immediate neighbourhood of a busy scene of society, afford a retreat of the most beautiful and agreeable nature. The variety of the scenes which they open also is remarkable ; deep glades and solemn dells;...
Page 180 - ... just opposite to you is a large farmhouse at the bottom of a steep smooth lawn, embosomed in old woods, which climb halfway up the mountain's side, and discover above them a broken line of crags that crown the scene.
Page 59 - The mayor, recorder, and 8 aldermen, were justices of the peace for the city and county of the city: they were also justices of gaol delivery for the county of the city ; and had an exclusive jurisdiction.
Page 174 - Gotham, a book extremely admired, and often reprinted in that age, was written by Lucas de Heere, a Flemish painter, who resided in England in the time of Elizabeth.
Page 34 - The face of the country is one vast plain, stretching beyond the reach of sight ; interrupted on the southern side by one or two ridges of comparatively high land, but in all its northern portion presenting only some small elevations, which just lift the villages seated upon them above the general level. This whole tract is naturally a marsh, subject to be laid under water in rainy seasons by the rivers which creep through it to the sea, and rendered habitable and cultivable only by means of immense...
Page 78 - Being still tlie property of the bishops' of Winchester, it was, after a time, rebuilt by them with more than its original magnificence, and possessed as the episcopal palace. During the troubles in the reign of Charles I. it was garrisoned for the king, besieged and taken by the parliamentarians under Sir William Waller, who dismantled and laid it in ruins. After the restoration, it was partly rebuilt and partly repaired by Dr. Morley, bishop of Winchester, at an expense of .8,000, and continues...
Page 24 - Rectory, now a Discharged Vicarage, a peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York, who are the patrons ; Archbishop de Grey, having purchased it of the Abbey of St.

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