Curiosities of Great Britain: England & Wales delineated, historical, entertaining & commercial. Alphabetically arranged, Volume 3

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Page 422 - Blackwell, Elizabeth:* A curious herbal, containing five hundred cuts, of the most useful plants, which are now used in the practice of physick.
Page 475 - Providence following him, occasioned the Lady of the Land, coming at that instant in this way, to demand him what he carryed in his baskett, who replied, that he had whelpes, which she desired to see, proposing to choose one of them...
Page 425 - Queen; 4 persons nominated by the Archbishop of Canterbury; The Lord Chancellor; The Lord President of the Council ; the First Lord of the Treasury The Chancellor of the Exchequer; The Secretary of State for the...
Page 389 - Government 1. The Land and the Economy The Welsh peninsula is bounded on the north and west by the Irish Sea, on the south by the Bristol Channel, and on the east by the English counties of Cheshire, Salop, Hereford and Worcester, and Gloucestershire. Its northto-south length is 136 miles, and its breadth, 112 miles.
Page 339 - Following the course of the stream, we came upon the edge of the craggy cliffs which overlook Talyllyn lake; a long and difficult descent conducted us, at last, to the borders of Talyllyn, where we en^ tered the Dolgelleu road.
Page 340 - Many remains of its former magnificence are still visible ; splendid palaces, which once emulated with their gilded roofs the grandeur of Rome, for it was originally built by the Roman princes, and adorned with stately edifices ; a gigantic tower, numerous baths, ruins of temples, and a theatre, the walls of which are partly standing.
Page 359 - HOTEL LIST"). It is situated on the borders of the Black Forest, 40 miles from Strasburg. It is an open, well-built town. The walls and ditches with which it was formerly surrounded are converted into promenades and vineyards. The Minster or Cathedral is one of the most beautiful and perfect specimens of Gothic architecture in Germany. It is cruciform and built of red sandstone, was begun in 1122and completed in 1513.
Page 484 - This town is memorable in history for the following incident : in the year 1406, James, son of Robert Bruce, King of Scotland, and heir apparent to the crown, being on a voyage to France, was driven by stress of weather on this coast, and detained by the mariners of Cley. When taken to court, Henry...
Page 354 - ... the Catholic party, who, however, with cruel policy, obliged him to sit on the bench at the trials of the unfortunate Protestants. It is a circumstance honorable to his character, that he appears to have keenly felt his degraded situation. He died of grief not long after, in September, 1557. Sir John Cheke published several small treatises, original and translated, chiefly relating to theology. He was also the author of many works preserved in manuscript Among these is an English translation...
Page 484 - Commodus, from the Greek of Herodian ; Hiero, on the Condition of Royalty, from Xenophon ; The Meditations of Antoninus, from the Greek ; The Reveries of Solitude...

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