What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
afterwards ancient appears Arms authority barrow bird Bishop building buried bustard called Castle Castle Combe century Charles Chippenham church close collection common considerable containing Court described Devizes died Earl early east Edward Elizabeth England feet four George give given granted ground hand head held Henry hundred Hungerford interesting James John kind King known land late less letter living London Longleat Lord Manor March Marlborough means meeting Mode Music natural notes objects original Paid parish perhaps period person possession present probably reference remains remarkable respect Richard Robert Salisbury Sarum says Seal seems seen Sheriff side Sir John Society species specimen stones taken Thomas town various Walter whole Wilts Wiltshire window
Page 298 - ... he was a father to the poor ; and the cause which he knew not he searched out.
Page 309 - And ever, against eating cares, Lap me in soft Lydian airs, Married to immortal verse, Such as the meeting soul may pierce, In notes with many a winding bout Of linked sweetness long drawn out, With wanton heed and giddy cunning; The melting voice through mazes running, Untwisting all the chains that tie The hidden soul of harmony; That Orpheus...
Page 294 - Ken was afterwards, when the throne was declared vacant, one of those who refused to take the oath of allegiance to William and Mary, for which, by Act of parliament, he was deprived of his Bishoprick.
Page 54 - Cade. Nay, that I mean to do. Is not this a lamentable thing, that of the skin of an innocent lamb should be made parchment ? that parchment, being scribbled o'er, should undo a man ? Some say, the bee stings ; but I say, 'tis the bee's wax, for I did but seal once to a thing, and I was never mine own man since.
Page 299 - THERE is a bird, who by his coat, And by the hoarseness of his note, Might be supposed a crow; A great frequenter of the church, Where bishoplike he finds a perch, And dormitory too. Above the steeple shines a plate, That turns and turns, to indicate From what point blows the weather. Look up— your brains begin to swim, 'Tis in the clouds— that pleases him, He chooses it the rather.
Page 289 - Vrats told a friend of mine who accompanied him to the gallows, and gave him some advice, that he did not value dying of a rush, and hoped and believed God...
Page 64 - Next to the immediate discharge of my holy office, I know not how in any course of studies I could have better served my patron, my people, and my successors, than by preserving the memoirs of this parish and the adjacent parts, which before lay remote from common notice, and in few years had been buried in unsearchable oblivion.
Page 134 - ... the young birds (before they were able to fly) with greyhounds. So far from this possibility existing with the present remnant of the breed, the young birds, upon being alarmed, constantly squat close to the ground, in the...
Page 266 - In the elder days of Art, Builders -wrought with greatest care Each minute and unseen part ; For the gods see everywhere.
Page 64 - ... parts, which before lay remote from common notice, and in few years had been buried in unsearchable oblivion. If the present age be too much immersed in cares or pleasures, to take any relish, or to make any use of these discoveries ; I then appeal to posterity : for I believe the times will come, when persons of better inclination will arise, who will be glad to find any collection of this nature ; and will be ready to supply the defects, and carry on the continuation of it.