The Beauties of England and Wales, Or, Delineations, Topographical, Historical, and Descriptive, of Each County, Volume 12, Issue 2

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Page 264 - My love, my life, said I, explain This change of humour : pr'ythee, tell : That falling tear — What does it mean ? She sigh'd ; she smil'd : and to the flowers Pointing, the lovely moralist said : See, friend, in some few fleeting hours, See yonder, what a change is made. Ah me! the blooming pride of May, And that of beauty are but one: At morn both flourish bright and gay, Both fade at evening, pale, and gone; At dawn poor Stella...
Page 261 - And wisdom's self Oft seeks to sweet retired solitude, Where, with her best nurse, contemplation, She plumes her feathers, and lets grow her wings, That in the various bustle of resort Were all too ruffled, and sometimes impaired. He that has light within his own clear breast May sit i...
Page 116 - English, surrendered to the use of himself for life, and after to the use of his eldest son and his...
Page 80 - at the Mount of St Mary's, in the stony stage where I now stand, I have brought you some fine biscuits, baked in the oven of charity, carefully conserved for the chickens of the church, the sparrows of the spirit, and the sweet swallows of salvation.
Page 424 - Immediately there was heard so loud a crack, as if heaven had split asunder; every one was now solicitous for the safety of his neighbour, and called to one another throughout the field : No answer being...
Page 23 - the roads of Oxfordshire," says an accurate observer, " were in a condition formidable to the bones of all who travelled on wheels. The two great turnpikes which crossed the country by Witney and Chipping Norton, by Henley and Wycombe, were repaired in some places with stones as large as they could be brought from the quarry, and, when broken, left so rough as to be calculated for dislocation rather than exercise.
Page 338 - And one of the prisoners who had been taken in the action said, 'that he was confident Mr. Hambden was hurt, for he saw him ride off the field before the action was done, which he never used to do, and with his head hanging down, and resting his hands upon the neck of his horse;' by which he concluded he was hurt.
Page 135 - The history of the University of Oxford, from the death of William the Conqueror, to the demise of Queen Elizabeth.
Page 424 - John (who never separated from her) sat by her side having raked two or three heaps together to secure her. Immediately there was heard so loud a crack as if heaven had burst asunder.
Page 398 - Ghent surrendered to the Duke in the Middle of a Winter remarkably severe. An Army, little inferior to his own, marched out of the place. " As soon as the Season of the Year permitted him to open another Campaign, the Duke besieged and took Tournay.

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