Excursions in the Counties of Kent, Gloucester, Hereford, Monmouth, and Somerset, in the Years 1802, 1803, and 1805: Illustrated by Descriptive Sketches of the Most Interesting Places and Buildings; Particularly the Cathedrals of Canterbury, Gloucester, Hereford, and Bristol. With Delineations of Character in Different Ranks of Life

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Nichols, son, and Bentley, 1814 - 245 pages

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Page 34 - Come on, sir; here's the place: — stand still. — How fearful And dizzy 'tis, to cast one's eyes so low! The crows and choughs, that wing the midway air, Show scarce so gross as beetles : Half way down Hangs one that gathers samphire; dreadful trade! Methinks, he seems no bigger than his head: The fishermen, that walk upon the beach, Appear like mice; and yon...
Page 229 - Leolin, that he leaped into the water, and embraced the boat King Edward was in, saying, " Most wise king, your humility has conquered my pride, and your wisdom triumphed over my folly ; mount on my neck, which I have exalted against you, and enter into that country which your goodness this day has made your own.
Page 244 - Miscellaneous anecdotes illustrative of the manners and history of Europe, during the reigns of Charles II., James II., William III. and Queen Anne, 1811, with five plates.
Page 185 - Stream thy sacred Springs impart, The milk of human kindness warm'd his heart. That heart which every tender feeling knew, The soil where pity, love, and friendship grew. Oh let a faithful friend, with grief sincere, Inscribe his tomb, and drop the heart -felt tear.
Page 211 - Affairs), He withdrew, Prepared and made for his End ; and with a gentle and Even Gale, in much peace, arrived and anchored in his Last and Best Port, at Wanstead in y* County of Essex, y* 16 Sept.
Page 211 - ... in that signal and most evidently successful fight against the Dutch fleet. Thus he took leave of the sea, his old element, but continued still his other employs till 1669 : at...
Page 16 - ... over long ships are fitter for our seas than for the ocean : but one hundred foot long, and five and thirty foot broad, is a good proportion for a great ship. It is a special observation, that all ships sharp before, that want a long floor, will fall roughly into the sea, and take in water over head and ears. So will all narrow quartered ships sink after the tail.
Page 15 - To make her to hull and to try well, which is called a good sea ship, there are two things principally to be regarded, the one that she have a good draught of water, the other that she be not overcharged : and this is seldom done in the king's ships, and therefore we are forced to lie...
Page 184 - Eva his wife, bv whom he had five Sons and two Daughters : Maurice, his eldest Son, was the first of this Family that took the Name of Berkeley: This Robert FitzHarding laid the Foundation of this Church, and Monastery of St. Augustine, in the year 1140, the fifth of King Stephen ; dedicated and Endowed it in 1...
Page 189 - City. . . . The Companies of the City made a magnificent appearance in their formalities, marching two by two, preceding the Corpora-tion and the Royal Guests. The Company of Glassmen went first dressed in white Holland shirts, on horseback, some with swords, others with crowns and sceptres in their hands, made of glass.

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