England & Wales delineated, by T. Dugdale, assisted by W. Burnett. (Curiosities of Great Britain).

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Page 1488 - At Gainsborough, about eight miles before its leaving the county, it loses the influence of the tide which flows up so far, and is no longer navigable for vessels of any great burthen; but vessels of a flatter construction are constantly occupied in it as high up as Burton. Its navigation is indeed of such...
Page 1531 - Earl's having betrayed the royal confidence, and perfidiously married his intended bride, the beauteous Elfrida, daughter of Ordgar, Earl of Devonshire, who afterwards became the wife of Edgar, and, by him, mother of King Ethelred II.
Page 1505 - Barsham to this place, to present a valuable necklace to the image of the virgin. The venerable remains of this once noble and stupendous pile, consists chiefly of the great western portal, a lofty and richly ornamented arch, sixty feet high, which formed the east end of the conventual church ; the spacious refectory, seventy-eight feet by twentyseven, with walls twenty-six feet and a half in height; a Saxon arch, part of the original chapel, with zigzag mouldings ; part of the cloisters, a stone...
Page 1389 - Christianity in these kingdoms, when lords of manors and persons of extensive landed property erected churches, as religion advanced, for the use of themselves and of their tenants. To these churches they procured the tithes arising from their estates to be paid, which, if not specially appropriated, would have been paid to the bishop of the diocese, for the use of the clergy in general, and for such pious purposes as he deemed necessary.
Page 1443 - The arch was turned on a light scaffolding, which gave no interruption whatever to the navigation of the river ; and the mode of bracing the ribs was so expeditious, that the whole structure was put together and thrown over the river in ten days, and the frame immediately removed. The whole expence of the undertaking was =?261 ,000 of which =22,000 was subscribed by Mr.
Page 1347 - The church is a beautiful edifice, formerly belonging to the abbey ; it is built in the form of a cross, with a low tower rising from the intersection, and is arched with stone of beautiful...
Page 1486 - ... O'er-spent, oh ! when on wakeful Memory's breast Shall stillness steal like this, and kindred rest? Then some sweet harmonies might sooth her sleep, Harmonies on the wandering minstrel's lyre, Like airs of parting day, that, as they breathe, expire.
Page 1396 - ... until all the fashionable world had been mad for getting under ground. The coffeehouse, and ale houses, cut out of the rock, are the common resort of the holiday folks; indeed the coffeehouse is not only extremely pleasant from its garden plats, and arbours in front, but also extremely curious from its great extent into the body of the rock, where visitors may almost choose their degree of temperature on the hottest day in summer. Without going into all the minutiae of Corporation...
Page 1340 - Immediately above this orifice of the cylinder, and on the very summit of the rock, are two small grooves about two feet asunder, and of equal dimensions : they are perfectly circular, of about two inches in width, and the same in depth ; and might serve for the insertion of two pedestals or props, which, it is not improbable, may formerly have supported the figure of some oracular Idol...
Page 1443 - SCOTLAND is bounded on the East by the German Ocean ; on the North by the Atlantic Ocean ; on the West by the Atlantic; and on the South by the Irish Sea and England.

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