The gem of the Peak; or, Matlock Bath and its vicinity

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Longman & Company, 1838 - 256 pages

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Page 28 - How charming is divine Philosophy! Not harsh and crabbed, as dull fools suppose, But musical as is Apollo's lute, And a perpetual feast of nectared sweets, Where no crude surfeit reigns.
Page 17 - So now, where Derwent guides his dusky floods, Through vaulted mountains, and a night of woods, The nymph Gossypia...
Page 199 - Place in the Peke, and there decide their pretensions by the use of arms; declaring at the same time, that whoever vanquished his competitors, should receive his daughter, with his castle at Whittington, as a reward for his skill and valour.
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