The Plymouth and Devonport guide

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Page 196 - I oft have heard of Lydford law, How in the morn they hang and draw. And sit in judgment after.
Page 188 - How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.
Page 61 - Eddystone light-house was so situated, as to be of equal service to all nations having occasion to navigate the channel between England and France.
Page 80 - Thames! Large, gentle, deep, majestic, king of floods! Chose for his grand resort. On either hand, Like a long wintry forest, groves of masts Shot up their spires; the bellying sheet between Possess'd the breezy void!
Page 60 - Connected with its roots, which lie hid below ground, it rises from the surface thereof with a large swelling base, which at the height of one diameter is generally reduced by an elegant curve, concave to the eye, to a diameter less by at least one-third, and sometimes to half of its original base.
Page 60 - ... part of its clothing, as it was that of the lighter when all its spreading ornaments were exposed to the fury of the wind: and hence we may derive an idea of what the proper shape of a column of the greatest stability ought to be, to resist the action of external violence, when the quantity of matter is given whereof it is to be composed.
Page 255 - Dartmoor ! thou wert to me, in childhood's hour, A wild and wond'rous region. Day by day, Arose upon my youthful eye thy belt Of hills mysterious, shadowy, ' clasping all The green and cheerful landscape sweetly spread Around my home, and with a stern delight I gazed on thee. How often on the speech Of the half-savage peasant have I hung To hear of...
Page 125 - From henceforth he resolved, and sought all opportunities to be revenged upon him. At length they being both at Tamerton, their parish clturch, on a Lord's day, the young man observing by his countenance, what he was partly informed of before, that his godfather was highly displeased at him, prudently withdrew betimes from the church, and resolved to keep himself away, out of his reach, until his indignation should be overpassed. The old gentleman, seeing his revenge likely to be disappointed, sent...
Page 96 - Tilly wished to have his sprightliness known to posterity. With this view, in ridicule of the resurrection, he obliged his executors to place his dead body, in his usual garb, and in his elbow chair, upon the top of a hill, and to arrange on a table before him, bottles, glasses, pipes, and tobacco. In this situation he ordered himself to be immured in a tower of such dimensions as he prescribed, where he proposed, he said, patiently to await the event.

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