Northumberland, and the border

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Chapman and Hall, 1859 - Borders Region (Scotland) - 472 pages
 

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Page 254 - The tiny cell is forlorn, Void of the little living will That made it stir on the shore. Did he stand at the diamond door Of his house in a rainbow frill? Did he push, when he was uncurl'd, A golden foot or a fairy horn Thro
Page 165 - A little lowly hermitage it was, Down in a dale, hard by a forest's side, Far from resort of people, that did pass In travel to and fro : a little wide There was...
Page 11 - Then spake King Arthur to Sir Bedivere: 'The sequel of to-day unsolders all The goodliest fellowship of famous knights Whereof this world holds record. Such a sleep They sleep - the men I loved. I think that we Shall...
Page 304 - To break the Scottish circle deep, That fought around their King. But yet, though thick the shafts as snow, Though charging knights like whirlwinds go, Though bill-men ply the ghastly blow, Unbroken was the ring ; The stubborn spearmen still made good, Their dark impenetrable wood, Each stepping where his comrade stood, The instant that he fell.
Page 76 - ... fitting these rails; whereby the carriage is so easy that one horse will draw down four or five chaldron of coals...
Page 276 - With massive arches broad and round, That rose alternate, row and row, On ponderous columns, short and low, Built ere the art was known, By pointed aisle, and shafted stalk, The arcades of an alley'd walk To emulate in stone.
Page 298 - Troop after troop are disappearing ; Troop after troop their banners rearing, Upon the eastern bank you see. Still pouring down the rocky den, Where flows the sullen Till, And rising from the dim-wood glen, Standards on standards, men on men, In slow succession still, And, sweeping o'er...
Page 4 - Dreams, that the soul of youth engage Ere Fancy has been quelled ; Old legends of the monkish page, Traditions of the saint and sage, Tales that have the rime of age, And chronicles of Eld.
Page 76 - Another thing, that is remarkable, is their wayleaves ; for, when men have pieces of ground between the colliery and the river, they sell leave to lead coals over their ground ; and so dear that the owner of a rood of ground will expect 20/. per annum for this leave.
Page 168 - And beasts and borderers throng the way ; Oxen and bleating lambs in lots, Northumbrian boors and plaided Scots, Men in the coal and cattle line ; From Teviot's bard and hero land, From royal Berwick's' beach of sand, From Wooller, Morpeth, Hexham, and Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

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