The history of the castle, town, and forest of Knaresborough; with Harrogate, and its medicinal waters [by E. Hargrove]. By E. Hargrove

Front Cover Hargrove & Sons, 1809 - 423 pages
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Page 45 - What does not fade ? The tower that long had stood The crush of thunder and the warring winds, Shook by the slow but sure destroyer Time, Now hangs in doubtful ruins o'er its base.
Page 239 - I do love these ancient ruins. We never tread upon them but we set Our foot upon some reverend history : And, questionless, here in this open court, Which now lies naked to the injuries Of stormy weather, some men + lie...
Page 200 - Mangled with wounds on his own earth lay dead ; Upon whose body Clifford down him sate Stabbing the corpse ; and cutting off the head, Crown'd it with paper, and to wreake his teene Presents it so to his victorious Queene.
Page 379 - It was usual, with much labour, to place one vast stone upon another for a religious memorial.
Page 351 - ... 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 ; for these tubes, which are internally rugose, were capable of augmenting the sound of the voice, and giving its tone a degree of almost supernatural vehemence and terrible solemnity ; and by the artful management of the Druid priests might occasionally become instruments for the promulgation of oracular decrees."*...
Page 248 - Tho' the partial world Despised and disregarded His low and humble state, The equal eye of Providence Beheld and blessed it With a Patriarch's health and length of days ; To teach mistaken man These blessings are entailed on Temperance, A life of labour, and a mind at ease.
Page 107 - Dr. Bright wrote the first treatise on its virtues and uses; Dr. Dean, in 1626; Dr. Stanhope, in 1631 ; Dr. French, in 1651 ; Dr. Neale, in 1656; Dr.
Page 248 - And though the partial world despised and disregarded his low and humble state, the equal eye of Providence beheld and blessed it with a patriarch's health and length of days, to teach mistaken man these blessings are entailed on temperance, a life of labour, and a mind at ease.
Page 247 - Marmaduke Brodelay, Lord Abbot of Fountains, did frequently visit his Lord, and drink a hearty glass with him; that his Lord often sent him to inquire how the Abbot did, who always sent for him to his lodgings ; and, after ceremonies, as he called it, passed, ordered him, besides wassel, a quarter of a yard of roast-beef for his dinner (for that Monasteries did deliver their guests meat by measure), and a great black jack of strong drink.
Page 297 - I must confess I knew no strength but the powerful hand of God that gave them this repulse. After this they made another attempt, in which Captain Atkinson (on our part) was slain : And here again there fell out another remarkable providence, during this conflict, our magazine was blown up. This struck such a terror into the enemy, believing we had cannon, which they were before informed we had not, that they instantly retreated ; and though I had but a few horse, we pursued the enemy some miles,...

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