The Cambrian Traveller's Guide: And Pocket Companion; Containing Information Relating to the Principality of Wales, and Parts of the Adjoining Counties

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George Nicholson, 1808 - Wales - 719 pages

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Page 349 - Hodney's mountain stream. Perchance thy youth Has read with eager wonder how the Knight Of Wales in Ormandine's enchanted bower Slept the long sleep; and, if that in thy veins Flow the pure blood of Britain, sure that blood Hath...
Page 179 - ... an age there, and think it a day. If you have a mind to live long, and renew your youth, come with Mrs.
Page 63 - When we had surmounted the exterior ridge, we descended a little to a deep clear lake, which is kept constantly full by the numerous tributary torrents which fall down the surrounding rocks.
Page 63 - We now began our last and most difficult ascent up the summit of Cader Idris itself. The loose columnar stones lie about in all directions, assuming, in many places, so regular an appearance that they might be mistaken for Druidic remains ; some of them stand erect, like Maen hirion, and one is dignified with the title Llech Idris.
Page 63 - ... appear to differ in any respect from the purest rock water, though it was tried repeatedly with the most delicate chemical tests. A clear, loud, and distinct echo, repeats every shout that is made near the lake.
Page 65 - Arenning mountains, the two Arrans, and the long chain of the Ferwyn mountains to the Breddin hills, on the confines of Shropshire; and dimly in the distant horizon was beheld the Wrekin, rising alone from the plain of Salop.
Page 373 - The warrior captive pressed the stones, And lonely breathed unheeded moans, Despairing of the morn. That too is past — unsparing Time, Stern miner of the tower sublime, Its night of ages broke, Freedom and peace with radiant smile Now carol o'er the dungeon vile That cumb'rous ruins choak.
Page 65 - Having satisfied our curiosity, and being thoroughly chilled by the keen air of these elevated regions, we began to descend down the side opposite to that which we had come up. The first stage led us to another beautiful mountain-lake, the cold clear waters of which discharge their superabundance in a stream down the side of the mountain.
Page 65 - Snowdon and its dependencies shut up the scene ; on the west, we saw the whole curve of the bay of Cardigan, bounded at a great distance by the Caernarvon mountains, and nearer, dashing its white breakers against the rocky coast of Merioneth. The southern horizon was...
Page 65 - ... abound with trout, and in some is found the Gwyniad, a fish peculiar to rocky alpine lakes. Following the course of the stream, we came...

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