The Beauties of England and Wales, Or, Delineations, Topographical, Historical, and Descriptive, of Each County, Volume 3
John Britton, Edward Wedlake Brayley, Joseph Nightingale, James Norris Brewer, John Evans, John Hodgson, Francis Charles Laird, Frederic Shoberl, John Bigland, Thomas Rees
Thomas Maiden, 1802
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Page 380 - And through his airy hall the loud misrule Of driving tempest is for ever heard. Here the grim tyrant meditates his wrath ; Here arms his winds with all-subduing frost ; Moulds his fierce hail, and treasures up his snows, 900 With which he now oppresses half the globe.
Page 482 - There is no instance of a man before Gibbons who gave to wood the loose and airy lightness of flowers, and chained together the various productions of the elements with a free disorder natural to each species.
Page 64 - Tracing the lofty barrier with my eye From base to summit ; such delight I found To note in shrub and tree, in stone and flower, That intermixture of delicious hues, Along so vast a surface, all at once, In one impression, by connecting force Of their own beauty, imaged in the heart. When I had gazed perhaps two minutes' space, Joanna, looking in my eyes, beheld That ravishment of mine, and laughed aloud.
Page 255 - I received your letter with indignation, and with scorn I return you this answer : that I cannot but wonder whence you should gather any hopes from me, that I should (like you) prove treacherous to my Sovereign ; since you cannot be insensible of my former actings in his late Majesty's service ; from which principle of loyalty I am no way departed.
Page 255 - I scorn your proffers. I disdain your favor. I abhor your treason ; and am so far from delivering up this island to your advantage, that I will keep it, to the utmost of my power, to your destruction. Take this for your final answer ; and forbear any further solicitations. For, if you trouble me with any more messages on this occasion, I will burn the paper and hang the bearer.
Page 271 - I can,' replied our adventurer ; ' be so kind, therefore, as to direct me how to accomplish my design, for I see no passage but that dark cavern through which I came.' The servant told him he must go through that house, and accordingly led him through a long entry and out at a back door. He then walked a considerable way...
Page 104 - ... of the plain. Some of the inhabitants, through the terror of the night, could plainly discover it advancing like a moving hill. This was in fact the case; for the gush of mud carried before it through the first two or three hundred yards of its course, a part of the breast-work ; which, though low, was yet several feet in perpendicular height; but it soon deposited this solid mass, and became a heavy fluid. One house after another, it spread round, filled, and crushed into ruin ; just giving...
Page 60 - Broken," observes M. Haue, from whose diary this account is transcribed, " for the thirtieth time, I was at length so fortunate as to have the pleasure of seeing this phenomenon. The sun rose about four o'clock, and the atmosphere being quite serene towards the east, his rays could pass .without any obstruction over the Heinrichshohe : In the southwest, however, towards Achtermannshohe, a brisk west wind carried before it thin transparent vapours.
Page 64 - I had gazed perhaps two minutes' space, Joanna, looking in my eyes, beheld That ravishment of mine, and laughed aloud. The rock, like something starting from a sleep, Took up the Lady's voice, and laughed again : That ancient Woman seated on Helm-crag Was ready with her cavern ; Hammar-Scar, And the tall Steep of Silver-How sent forth A noise of laughter ; southern Loughrigg heard, And Fairfield answered with a mountain tone : Helvellyn far into the clear blue sky Carried the Lady's voice...
Page 502 - Where Derwent guides his dusky floods, Through vaulted mountains, and a night of woods, The nymph Gossypia treads the velvet sod, And warms with rosy smiles the watery god...