A short account of Caernarvon, and Bedd-kill-hart, or, Beddgelart

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Page 34 - Very often a gust of wind formed an opening in the clouds, which gave a fine and distinct vista of lake and valley. Sometimes they opened only in one place ; at others, in many at once, exhibiting a most strange and perplexing sight of water, fields, rocks, or chasms, in fifty different places.
Page 43 - Nor scratch had he, nor harm, nor dread ; But the same couch beneath Lay a...
Page 40 - ... it ; then turning up the cradle found under it the child alive and the wolf dead. This so grieved the prince that he erected a tomb over his faithful dog's grave, where afterwards the parish church was built, and goes by the name Bedd Gelhart (the grave of Killhart), in Caernarvonshire.
Page 35 - THE quantity of water which flows from the lakes of Snowdonia, is very considerable; so much that I doubt not but collectively they would exceed the waters of the Thames, before it meets the flux of the ocean.
Page 43 - O'erturned his infant's bed he found, With blood-stained covert rent ; And all around, the walls and ground With recent blood besprent. He called his child — no voice replied — He searched, with terror wild ; Blood, blood he found on every side, But nowhere found his child. " Hell-hound ! my child's by thee devoured," The frantic father cried ; And to the hilt his vengeful sword He plunged in Gelert's side.
Page 20 - Colwyn, a vale which leads to Caernarvon. Its situation was the fittest in the world, says Mr. Pennant, to inspire religious meditation, amid lofty mountains, woods, and murmuring streams. The church is small, yet the loftiest in Snowdonia. The east window consists of three narrow slips. The roof is neat, and there yet remains some very pretty fret work. A side chapel is supported by two neat pillars and gothic arches.
Page 61 - ... there are thousands, and tens of thousands in the wilds of Wales, who have learned the language of their parents, and of their country, as naturally and as innocently as they sucked their mother's breasts, or breathed the common air ; these have neither opportunity, nor inclination to learn any other tongue.
Page 61 - Eng" lish only ; but there are thousands " and tens of thousands in the " wilds of Wales, who have learned " the language of their parents, and
Page 42 - In sooth, he was a peerless hound, the gift of royal John ; but now no Gelert could be found, and all the chase rode on. And now, as over rocks and dells the gallant chidings rise, all Snowdon's craggy chaos yells with many mingled cries.
Page 32 - I saw from it the county of Chester, the high hills of Yorkshire, part of the north of England, Scotland, and Ireland ; a plain view of the Isle of Man ; and that of Anglesey lay extended like a map beneath us, with every rill visible.

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