The natural history of England: or, A description of each particular county, in regard to the curious productions of nature and art, Volume 1

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Printed and sold by W. Owen, 1759 - England

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Page 307 - Minerva a medallion of the hero, supports it, whilst exhibited to public view. The medallion is accompanied with a globe, and various honorary crowns, as due to valour. Behind the...
Page 209 - His tresses dropp'd with dews, and o'er the stream His shining horns diffus'da golden gleam : Grav'd on his urn appear'd the moon, that guides His swelling waters and alternate tides ; The figur'd streams in waves of silver roll'd, And on her banks Augusta rose in gold.
Page 5 - Druidical •monument', confifting of one vaft oval pebble, placed on the points of two natural rocks, fo that a man may creep under the incumbent rock, and between its two fupporters, through a paffage about three feet wide, and as many high; the...
Page 97 - If you look upon the perfect part, you fancy intire quarries mounted up into the air; if upon the rude havock below, you see, as it were, the bowels of a mountain turned inside out.
Page 278 - 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 279 - Thames: the ship, behind, and the anchor and cable below him, very emphatically express the mighty tribute of riches paid by the commerce of this river to the city to which it belongs.
Page 45 - They are barrelled up here, and fent, not only to London, but to the If^eft- Indies, Spain, Italy, &c.
Page 344 - Mine-Man and my self lower'd ourselves by ropes 25 Fathoms perpendicular, into a very large Place, which resembled to us the form of a Horse-shoe; for we stuck lighted Candles all the way we went to discover what we could find remarkable. At length we came to a River or great Water, which I found to be 20 Fathoms broad, and 8 Fathoms 23 deep.
Page 259 - Parts of which it is compofed ace '• fuperlatively beautiful and noble. The North " and South Fronts in particular are very perfect " Pieces of Architecture ; neither ought the Eaft " to go without due Applaufe. The two Spires " at the Weft End are in a finifhed Tafte ; and " the Portico with the Afcent, and the Dome that " rifes in the Center of the Whole, afford a very " auguft and furprifing Profpect.
Page 250 - Guildhall, wherein the courts for the city be kept, namely, 1. The court of common council ; 2. The court of the lord mayor and his brethren the aldermen ; 3. The court of hustings ; 4. The court of orphans ; 5. The court of the sheriffs ; 6. The court of the wardmote ; 7. The court of hallmote ; 8. The court of requests, commonly called the court of conscience ; 9.

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