The modern British traveller: or, Tourist's pocket directory. Norfolk

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Page 55 - YE, who with warmth the public triumph feel Of talents dignified by sacred zeal, Here, to devotion's bard devoutly just, Pay your fond tribute due to Cowper's dust ! England, exulting in his spotless fame, Ranks with her dearest sons his favourite name.
Page 117 - Henry, learning from the prince's protector, the Earl of Orkney, that he was going for education into France, said, "My brother of Scotland might as well have sent him to me, for I can speak French.
Page 39 - Hall, a handsome wellbuilt house, erected by Sir Edward Ward, about the middle of the last century. It has three fronts, each containing three stories from the basement, and the attic windows are placed in the roof. It is now the seat of the Earl of Roseberry, and is situated in well wooded grounds, near the high road from Norwich to Bungay.
Page 54 - Jariney, the last abbot, had a pension allowed him of 66. 13s. 4d., so that its annual revenues must have been very valuable. St. Withburga, the first prioress, died in 655, and was first buried in the churchyard, at the west end of the church, where a chapel was erected over her tomb ; but her body, being found
Page 87 - Rising lares the worse." A castle was erected at this place by William de Albini, the first earl of Sussex, some time prior to the year 1176. It stood on a hill to the south of the town, and was a noble pile; in its plan nearly resembling Norwich castle, and almost of equal dimensions to that fortress. The walls of the...
Page 141 - Norwich, its founders and governors, from the kings of the East Angles, down to modern times.
Page 130 - Grimshoe, that it frequently drifts in the wind and is bare of vegetation. Marshland may be considered a fifth district by itself, consisting of ooze, farmed by a deposition from the sea.
Page 62 - Chapman beins; a pedlar as a vulgar tradition ; but there is little doubt of this story being founded in truth, as there originally was in each window of the aisle a painting of the tinker, his wife, and three children. In this aisle a large and lofty gallery is erected for the singers ; the ascent is by a stone staircase in the adjoining wall. The arches of • the chancel and west end are grand and spacious, rising almost to the summit of the roof of the church. The root of the chancel is of oak,...
Page 45 - Tower" ; it is of the Norman style. The interior of the keep is now an unroofed area, but was formerly divided by floors, covered in at top, and separated into several spacious apartments. Within the castle was a royal free chapel, exempt from all episcopal jurisdiction, visitable by the king only. In...
Page 86 - I., when a courtier told that monarch, at his first coming to the crown of England, " that if over night a wand or rod was laid on the ground, by the morning it would be covered with grass of that night's growth ;" to which the King jocosely replied, " that he knew some grounds in Scotland, where, if a horse was put in over night, they could not see or discern him in the morning.

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