Wensleydale: Or, Rural Contemplations : a Poem

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T. Bowman, 1816 - 122 pages

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Page 21 - Who quits a world where strong temptations try, And since 'tis hard to combat, learns to fly ! For him no wretches, born to work and weep, Explore the mine, or tempt the...
Page 92 - March next, because the days now are so short; and from such time as I begin, I trust shortly to dispatch it, after such fashion, that when all is finished, I trust your lordship shall think that I have been no evil husband in all such things as your lordship hath appointed me to do.
Page 102 - One instance in particular, which is authenticated by a person now living, [1780,] brings this assertion to a proof. Sir Isaac being called out of his study to a contiguous room, a little dog, called Diamond, the constant but incurious attendant of his master's researches, happened to be left among the papers, and by a fatality not to be retrieved, as it was in the latter part of Sir Isaac's days, threw down a lighted candle, which consumed the almost finished labours of some years. Sir Isaac returning...
Page 91 - Jervaux, and made it into pecys of half fodders, which lead amountelh to the number of eighteen score and five fodders, with thirty and four fodders and a half that were there before : and the said lead cannot be conveit nor carried until the next sommre, for the ways in that countre are so foul and deep, that no caryage can pass in wyntre.
Page 92 - And as concerninge the raising and taking down of the house, if it be your lordship's pleasure, I am minded to let it stand to the next spring of the year, by reason of the days are now so short, it wolde he double charges to do it now.
Page 92 - I cannot sell them above fifteen shillings the hundred, wherein I would gladly know your lordship's pleasure, whether I sholde sell them after that price, or send them up to London; and if they be sent up, surely the caryage will be costly from that place to the water. And as for Bridlington, I have done nothing there as yet; but spayreth it to March next, because the days are now so very.short; and.
Page 93 - Earl of Ailesbury, visited this place; and among a great variety of improvements projected upon his estate, was much pleased with an experiment that had been made by his steward, in digging down to the bottom of one of the arches, which proved to be the door of the abbey-church, and led to a beautiful floor of tesselated pavement.
Page 112 - ... this way ; but in regard to the other, it would appear, as if the distinguished founders of these mansions were utter enemies to the all-cheering comforts of light and air ; for notwithstanding small windows and apertures in the walls, agreeable to the mode of those days, might tend to give stability to the pile, and safety to the inhabitants in those military and feudal ages; certain it is, that much of this precaution might have been spared, more especially aloft, without prejudice to either....
Page 109 - One thynge I muche notyd in the hawle of Bolton, how chimeneys were conveyed by tunnells made on the syds of the walls betwyxt the lights in the hawle, and by this means, and by no covers, is the smoke of the harthe in the hawle wonder strangely conveyed.
Page 69 - Principia," in which he not only ridiculed the " Natural History of the Earth," by Woodward, bat exploded the doctrine of gravita* tion. From thý time to his death he published a volume every year or two, which, with the MSS he left behind him, were collected in 1748, by the rev Jolins Bate, a disciple, and amounted to twelve volumes octavo, an abstract of which was afterwards published in Ifmo. The second part of " Moses's Principia," published in 1727, contains the substance of the principles...

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