A collection of Welch tours, or, A display of the beauties of Wales. [Entitled] A collection of Welsh tours

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Page 250 - The hills are green and well (haded with wood. There is a lovely rivulet, which winds through the bottom ; on each fide are meadows, and above are...
Page 250 - With the woman one loves, with the friend of one's heart, and a good ftudy of books, one might pals an age there, and think it a day.
Page 211 - Above the castle is a long ridge of hills finely shaded, part of which is the park ; and still higher is a terrace, up to which you are led through very fine lawns, from whence you have a view that exceeds all description.
Page 174 - River, fhews the Town and Caftle to the " moft beautiful advantage. The Town is fituated " upon the ridge of a long and narrow rock, gradually " afcending to the higheft point, on which ftands the " Caftle, at the brink of the precipice. If I may com" pare fmall things with great, it much refembles the
Page 251 - ... that barren place to the meadows. The guide faid, it was to avoid a fly, which in the heat of the day came out of the woods, and infefted them in the valleys. The view of the faid fands...
Page 94 - Adams; with such gentlemen as came there, under the degree of a knight, attended by footmen, and plentifully served with wine. At the second table in the hall (served from my Lord's table, and with other hot meats), sat the sewer, with the gentlemen waiters and pages, to the number of twenty-four.
Page 147 - 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. Here we still see...
Page 95 - ... master of the hounds; master falconer ; porter, and his man. " Two butchers ; two keepers of the home park ; two keepers of the red deer park. " Footmen, grooms, and other menial servants, to the number of 150. Some of the footmen were brewers and bakers.
Page 7 - South, — from the mouth of the river Dee to that of the Wye, — has been thought to have been an imitation of the ramparts which were thrown up by Agricola, Adrian, and Severus, to guard the Romans...
Page 148 - ... walls are still visible, but the facing stones have long since been removed for private uses. Near the centre of the field, adjoining to the west wall, is the theatre (or more properly the amphitheatre), mentioned by Giraldus. The form of it only remains, no traces of its walls being discoverable; the diameter of the area is very large, and is bounded with a high circular entrenchment of earth. There is very little extant of the castle, which is of a later age ; and the keep is remarkably lofty....

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