Handbook for travellers in North Wales

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Page 163 - The roar of waters! — from the headlong height Velino cleaves the wave-worn precipice; The fall of waters ! rapid as the light The flashing mass foams shaking the abyss; The hell of waters! where they howl and hiss, And boil in endless torture; while the sweat Of their great agony, wrung out from this Their Phlegethon, curls round the rocks of jet That gird the gulf around, in pitiless horror set...
Page 99 - On this day, the sky was obscured very soon after I got up. A vast mist enveloped the whole circuit of the mountain. The prospect down was horrible. It gave an idea of numbers of abysses, concealed by a thick smoke, furiously circulating around us. Very often a gust of wind formed an opening in the clouds, which gave a fine and distinct vista of lake and valley. Sometimes they opened only in one place ; at others...
Page 17 - It is therefore worth their pains, who have money and leisure, to make their own eyes the expounders of the manner thereof; the like being said not to be seen in all England ; no, nor in all Europe again.
Page 141 - On every side now rose Rocks, which, in unimaginable forms, Lifted their black and barren pinnacles In the light of evening, and, its precipice Obscuring the ravine, disclosed above, Mid toppling stones, black gulfs and yawning caves, Whose windings gave ten thousand various tongues To the loud stream.
Page 176 - Wycombe, Henley, the City and University of Oxford, and the Descent of the Thames to Maidenhead and Windsor.
Page 181 - Illustrated Railway Guides,— •Mr. George Measom has just added to his previous achievements one which cannot fail to excite the greatest astonishment. He has published The Official Guide to the Great Western Railway — a...
Page 79 - But derive their chief worth from their native complexion. And all the best judges prefer, it is said, A countess in blue to a duchess in red. This countess or lady, though crowds may be present, Submits to be dressed by the hands of a peasant. And you'll see when her grace is but once in his clutches, With how little respect he will handle a duchess...
Page 181 - Railways.— This valuable guide is exactly similar in style and construction to the larger companion volume noticed above, giving descriptive illustrated notices of the different places on the various lines. No person travelling in South Wales and the West of England should be without this new official guide.
Page 99 - I am firmly persuaded that, in some parts of it, if a person held a large stone in each hand, and let them both fall at once, each would roll above a quarter of a mile, and thus, when they stopped, be more than half a mile asunder.
Page 99 - Very often a gust of wind formed an opening in the clouds, which gave a fine and distinct vista of lake and valley. Sometimes they opened only in one place ; at others in many at once, exhibiting a most strange and perplexing sight of water, fields, rocks, or chasms in fifty different places.

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