Picturesque Rides and Walks, with Excursions by Water, Thirty Miles Round the British Metropolis ; Illustrated in a Series of Engravings, Volume 2

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Page 72 - Father of light and life, Thou Good Supreme ! O teach me what is good ; teach me Thyself ! Save me from folly, vanity, and vice, From every low pursuit ; and feed my soul With knowledge, conscious peace, and virtue pure, Sacred, substantial, never-fading bliss...
Page 68 - ... reflector by Herschel. On the top of the building is a moveable dome, which contains an equatorial instrument. The observatory contains also a collection of subjects in natural history, well preserved; an excellent apparatus for philosophical experiments, some models, and a collection of ores from his majesty's mines in the forest of Hartz, in Germany. A part of the Old Park is now a dairy and grazing farm in his majesty's own hands. The remainder constitutes the royal gardens, which were...
Page 72 - The Earl of Buchan, unwilling that so good a man, and sweet a poet, should be without a memorial, has denoted the place of his interment, for the satisfaction of his admirers, in the year of our Lord 1792.
Page 180 - ... that day ; he receives a chicken for his hawk, a peck of oats for his horse, and a loaf of bread for his greyhound. They all dine ; after which the master blows three blasts with his horn, and they...
Page 148 - The ascent to it is by three steps of black marble, on which is fixed an ornamental railing, representing festoons of ears of corn, and vine foliage.
Page 38 - The tomb of this king is fronted with touchstone : over it is a beautiful monument of steel, said to have been the work of Quintin Matsys. There are several chapels in this...
Page 70 - Thames, with its shelvy bank and charming lawns rising like an amphitheatre, along which, here and there, one espies a picturesque white house, aspiring in majestic simplicity to pierce the dark foliage of the surrounding trees; thus studding, like stars in the galaxy, the rich expanse of this charming vale. Sweet Richmond! never, no, never, shall I forget that lovely evening, when from thy fairy hills thou didst so hospitably smile on me, a poor lonely, insignificant stranger!
Page 180 - ... carries a hawk on his fist, his servant has a greyhound in a slip, both for the use of the rector that day ; he receives a chicken for his hawk, a peck of oats for his horse, and a loaf of bread...
Page 25 - And because divers of these workmen did afterwards clandestinely leave Windsor, and were entertained by other persons, upon greater wages, to the King's great damage, and manifest retarding of his work," the sheriffs of London were ordered to make proclamation, that those persons who should presume to employ any of the fugitive artificers, should be dispossessed of all their property. The sheriffs were also directed to arrest the runaways, and commit them to Newgate. For a year or two, the raising...
Page 70 - ... aspiring in majestic simplicity to pierce the dark foliage of the surrounding trees: thus studding, like stars in the galaxy, the rich expanse of this charming vale. Sweet Richmond, never, no never shall I forget that lovely evening, when from thy fairy hills thou didst so hospitably smile on me, a poor, lonely, insignificant stranger! As I traversed to and fro thy meads, thy little swelling hills, and flowery dells, and, above all, that queen of all rivers, thy own majestic Thames, I forgot...

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