Introduction to the original delineations ... intituled The beauties of England and Wales

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Page 383 - Thus with each gift of nature and of art, And wanting nothing but an honest heart; Grown all to all, from no one vice exempt ; And most contemptible to shun contempt...
Page 386 - In the worst inn's worst room, with mat half hung, The floors of plaster, and the walls of dung, On once a flock-bed, but repaired with straw, With tape-tied curtains never meant to draw, The George and Garter dangling from that bed Where tawdry yellow strove with dirty red, Great Villiers lies...
Page 294 - Consult the Genius of the Place in all; That tells the Waters or to rise, or fall; Or helps th...
Page 178 - midst the desert fruitful fields arise, That crown'd with tufted trees and springing corn, Like verdant isles, the sable waste adorn.
Page 382 - Wharton, the scorn and wonder of our days, Whose ruling passion was the lust of praise : Born with whate'er could win it from the wise, Women and fools must like him, or he dies; Though wondering senates hung on all he spoke, The club must hail him master of the joke.
Page 331 - ... elms, That screen the herdsman's solitary hut; While far beyond, and overthwart the stream, That, as with molten glass, inlays the vale, The sloping land recedes into the clouds; Displaying on its varied side the grace Of hedge-row beauties numberless, square tower, Tall spire, from which the sound of cheerful bells Just undulates upon the listening ear; Groves, heaths, and smoking villages remote.
Page 46 - There be, that tell me, that there is a certain cunning fellow in Scotland, called George Monk, who is said to lie in wait there to introduce Charles Stuart : I pray you use your diligence to apprehend him, and send him up to me.
Page 387 - Honourable EDMUND BURKE, Who died on the 9th of July, 1797, aged 68 years. In the same grave are deposited the remains of his only son, Richard Burke, Esq., Representative in Parliament for the Borough of Malton. Who died the 2d of August, 1794, aged 35; And of his brother, Richard Burke, Barrister at Law, and Recorder of the city of Bristol, Who died on the 4th of February, 1794; And of his widow, Jane Mary Burke, Who died on the 2d of April, 1812, aged 78.
Page 389 - Poets, indeed, profess fiction ; but the legitimate end of fiction is the conveyance of truth ; and he that has flattery ready for all whom the vicissitudes of the world happen to exalt, must be scorned as a prostituted mind, that may retain the glitter of wit, but has lost the dignity of virtue.
Page 200 - Here hills and vales, the woodland and the plain, Here earth and water seem to strive again ; Not chaos-like together crush'd and bruis'd, But, as the world, harmoniously confus'd : Where order in variety we see, And where, though all things differ, all agree.

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