The Picture of England: Or, Historical and Descriptive Delineations of the Most Curious Works of Nature and Art in Each County ; Calculated as an Agreeable Companion to the Tourist, Or a Class Book for the Student, Volume 2

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Harris and Son, Longman and Company, and G. Cowie and Company, 1820 - England
 

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Page 384 - With tape-tied curtains never meant to draw, The George and Garter dangling from that bed Where tawdry yellow strove with dirty red, Great Villiers lies, - alas ! how changed from him, That life of pleasure and that soul of whim ! Gallant and gay in Cliveden's proud alcove, The bower of wanton Shrewsbury and love; Or just as gay, at council, in a ring Of mimick'd statesmen and their merry King.
Page 384 - Of mimic'd statesmen and their merry king. No wit to flatter left of all his store! No fool to laugh at, which he valued more. There, victor of his health, of fortune, friends, And fame, this lord of useless thousands ends.
Page 23 - FOR ONE WHO WOULD NOT BE BURIED IN WESTMINSTER ABBEY. HEROES and kings! your distance keep; In peace let one poor poet sleep, Who never flatter'd folks like you : Let Horace blush, and Virgil too.
Page 270 - Cooper's hill eternal wreaths shall grow, While lasts the mountain, or while Thames shall flow).
Page 324 - ... the ground in some places is bold, and hangs abruptly over the river, or falls into gentle slopes and easy plains ; all is variety, with pleasing transitions ; thickets cover the brows ; ancient thorns, and more ancient oaks, are scattered over the plains ; and clumps of solitary beech-trees of enormous size, equal, if not surpass, any thing the Chiltem-hills can boast.
Page 174 - But, on the night this project was intended to be put in execution, the dog, thongh no favourite, nor indeed ever before taken notice of by his master, accompanied him up stairs, crept under the bed, and could not be driven away by the...
Page 143 - ... displaying at every rude turn a captivating, though circumscribed, grandeur of prospect. On the north, (and particularly on the western part of that district) stone fences supply the place of the thick-set hedges, decorated with a profusion of wild flowers, which form the boundaries of other inclosures ; and the eye is often fatigued by a rude and frigid monotony of scene. But the rivers which flow through the county are the chief sources of its beauty. These, gliding through almost every district,...
Page 385 - To the east stand the ruins of the ancient castle, whose venerable walls adorn the summit of a lofty promontory. To the south is a vast expanse of the ocean, a scene of the highest magnificence, where fleets of ships are frequently passing. The recess of the tide leaves a spacious area upon the *ands, delicately smooth and firm, equally convenient for exercise and sea-bathing.
Page 51 - ... lightness, and in particular points of view seems suspended in the air. Nature has added her ornaments to the decorations of art ; some of the windows are wholly obscured, others partially shaded with tufts of ivy, or edged with lighter foliage ; the tendrils creep along the walls, wind round the pillars, wreath the capitals, or hanging down in clusters obscure the space beneath.
Page 401 - ... halfpenny, he should, after three markets, or meeting days, within the town of Halifax, next after such his apprehension, and being condemned, be taken to the gibbet, and have his head cut off from his body.

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