The Traveller's Guide: Or, English Itinerary: Containing ... Descriptions of All the Counties, Cities ... Etc. and Their Exact Distance from London ... The Whole Comprising a Complete Topography of England and Wales. To which are Prefixed, General Observations on Great Britain, Volume 2

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Page 138 - Buyers generally walk up and down twice on each Side of the Rows, and in little more than an Hour all the Business is done. In less than half an Hour you will perceive the Cloth begin to move off, the Clothier taking it up upon his Shoulder to carry it to the Merchant's House.
Page 128 - The right of election ig in the mayor, alderman, and freemen, being inhabitants at the time they were made free, and not receiving pay of the parish. The number of voters, 15.
Page 40 - The islands of Jersey, Guernsey, Sark, Alderney, and their appendages, were parcel of the duchy of Normandy, and were united to the crown of England by the first princes of the Norman line.
Page 68 - The two sides are inclosed with high trees, and the end facing the principal entrance is occupied by an aviary of a vast depth, in which is kept a numerous collection of birds, both foreign and domestic. The parterre is divided by walks into a great number of beds, in which all kinds of beautiful flowers are to be...
Page 120 - ... clumps of trees, and other woodland scenery. A rising ground, at the west extremity of the park, leads to an extensive inclosure, called the Black Park, entirely covered by firs, except where some roads are cut.
Page 203 - Wren. Perhaps Italy itself can produce no modern building that can vie with this in taste or proportion. There is not a beauty which the plan would admit of, that is not to be found here in its greatest perfection ; and foreigners very justly call our judgment in question, for understanding its graces no better, and allowing it no higher a degree of fame.
Page 57 - CHAMBER, is a painting of Queen Elizabeth's gigantic porter, by ZUCCHERO. This palace was the frequent residence of king William and queen Mary, queen Anne, George I. and the late king. These monarchs (George I. excepted, who died at Hanover) all expired within its walls; as did prince George of Denmark, queen Anne's consort, in 1708.
Page 502 - ... the people had an extraordinary way of mixing the warm and the cold very happily together; for the store of good ale which flows plentifully in the most mountainous part of this country, seems abundantly to make up for all the inclemencies of the season, or difficulties of travelling, adding also the plenty of coals for firing, which all those hills are full of.
Page 68 - ... is taken from one of the temples of Balbec. The order is Corinthian, the columns fluted, and the entablature fully enriched. Over each column, on the...
Page 904 - Some of the iron-work is made in the town, but the chief part of it by the farmers for several miles round, for in this country every farm has at least one forge ; so that when the farmers are not employed in the fields, they work as smiths at their forges, and...

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