The British Tourists, Or, Traveller's Pocket Companion: Through England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland. Comprehending the Most Celebrated Tours in the British Islands, Volume 1

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E. Newberry, 1798
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Page 169 - ... of the hill on each fide, almoft into the fhape of thofe ufed in architecture. " Compared to this what are the cathedrals or the palaces built by men! mere models or playthings, imitations as diminutive as his works will always be when compared to thofe of nature. Where is now the boaft of the architect ! regularity the only part in which he fancied himfelf to exceed his miftrefs, Nature, is here found in her...
Page 170 - Hill more agreeable, the whole is lighted from without ; fo that the fartheft extremity is very plainly feen from without, and the air within being agitated by the flux and reflux of the tides, is perfectly dry and wholefome...
Page 169 - ... in natural colonnades, according as the bays or points of land formed themfelves ; upon a firm bafis of folid unformed rock, above thefe, the ftratum which reaches to the foil or furface of the ifland, varied in thicknefs as the ifland itfelf formed into hills or vallies...
Page 240 - A rectangular hollow made of brick is ftill entire ; it is about ten or twelve feet long, three or four feet wide, and five or fix feet deep. Boethius calls this place the Tulina of the...
Page 170 - ... magnificent, I fuppofe, that has ever been defcribed by travellers. " The mind can hardly form an idea more magnificent than fuch a fpace, fupported on each fide by ranges of columns; and roofed by the bottoms of thofe, which have been broke off in order to form it ; between the angles of which a yellow ftalagmitic matter has exuded, which ferves to define the angles...
Page 171 - ... a columnar form ; in others more regular, but never breaking into, or difturbing the ftratum of large pillars, whofe tops every where keep an uniform and irregular line.
Page 123 - Dumfries upon credit : he difappeared, and neither he nor his heirs ever claimed the money : the merchants in expectation of the demand very...
Page 4 - Hygeia often refide here, and difpenfe to her votaries die chief bleflings of life, eafe, and health. With joy and gratitude I this moment reflect on the efficacious qualities of the waters ; I recollect with rapture the return of fpirits, the flight of pain, and re-animation of my long, long, crippled rheumatic limbs.
Page 265 - ... inflamed, and then permitted a furious crowd to overthrow edifices, dedicated to that very being he pretended to honour by their ruin. The cathedral was the labour of a hundred and sixty years, a building that did honour to the country: yet in June 1559, John Knox effected its demolition in a single day.
Page 170 - ... from without, and the air within being agitated by the flux and reflux of the tides, is perfectly dry and wholesome, free entirely from the damp vapours with which natural caverns in general abound. We asked the name of it. Said our guide, 'The cave of Fhinn.' 'What is Fhinn?' said we. 'Fhinn MacCoul, whom the translator of Ossian's works has called Fingal.

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