The Beauties of England and Wales: Or, Delineations, Topographical, Historical, and Descriptive, of Each County, Volume 19, Part 2

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Verner & Hood, 1813 - Architecture
 

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Page 796 - ... who has lengthened, and one who has gladdened life ; with Dr. James, whose skill in physic will be long remembered ; and with David Garrick, whom I hoped to have gratified with this character of our common friend. But what are the hopes of man ? I am disappointed by that stroke of death which has eclipsed the gaiety of nations, and impoverished the public stock of harmless pleasure.
Page 1033 - Tis Flora's page: — In every place, In every season, fresh and fair, It opens with perennial grace, And blossoms everywhere. On waste and woodland, rock and plain, Its humble buds unheeded rise; The Rose has but a summer reign, — The Daisy never dies.
Page 1032 - Race after race their honours yield, They flourish and decline. But this small flower, to Nature dear, While moons and stars their courses run, Wreathes the whole circle of the year, Companion of the Sun.
Page 1033 - O'er lawns the lily sheds perfume, The violet in the vale. But this bold floweret climbs the hill, Hides in the forest, haunts the glen, Plays on the margin of the rill, Peeps round the fox's den. Within the garden's cultured round It shares the sweet carnation's bed ; And blooms on consecrated ground In honour of the dead. The lambkin crops its crimson gem, The wild-bee murmurs on its breast, The blue-fly bends its pensile stem, Light o'er the skylark's nest.
Page 999 - Some unhappy suits in law, and waste of his fortune in those suits, made some impression on his mind; which, being improved by domestic afflictions, and those indulgences to himself which naturally attend those afflictions, rendered his age less reverenced than his youth had been, and gave his best friends cause to have wished that he had not lived so long.
Page 774 - Majestic tree, whose wrinkled form hast stood, Age after age, the patriarch of the wood ; Thou who hast seen a thousand springs unfold Their ravell'd buds, and dip their flowers in gold, Ten thousand times yon moon relight her horn, And that bright star of evening gild the morn. Gigantic oak ! thy hoary head sublime...
Page 1114 - O'Bryan's wound was dressed. The matter was executed by orders from the Duke of Monmouth ; for which he was severely censured, because he lived then in professions of friendship with Coventry ; so that his subjection to the king was not thought an excuse for directing so vile an attempt on his friend, without sending him secret notice of what was designed. Coventry had his nose so well needled up, that the scar was scarce to be discerned.
Page 1021 - Then stay'd the fervid wheels, and in his hand He took the golden compasses, prepared In God's eternal store, to circumscribe This universe, and all created things: One foot he centred, and the other turn'd Round through the vast profundity obscure ; And said, 'Thus far extend, thus far thy bounds, This be thy just circumference, O world!
Page 950 - skilled in most of the best arts and sciences ," and Mr. Burton, who wrote his funeral sermon, styles him " not only the Coryphaeus, but the very soul and sun, of all the mathematicians of his time.
Page 960 - Fox paid a very high compliment to his virtues and integrity. *' A noble admiral (said he) has been proposed to you. I certainly cannot boast of agreeing with him in political opinions ; but whom could the electors pitch upon more worthy of their choice than the noble lord, in his private character universally respected, and a man who has served his country with a zeal, a gallantry, a spirit, and a splendour that will ever reflect upon him immortal honour?

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