The Beauties of England and Wales: Or, Delineations, Topographical, Historical, and Descriptive, of Each County, Volume 14, Part 4

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Verner & Hood, 1816

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vol. III Cumberland and Derbyshire vol. IV Dorset, vol. V Gloucestershire, vol. XIII Somerset. vol. XV Wiltshire

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Page 638 - Light quirks of music, broken and uneven, Make the soul dance upon a jig to heaven. On painted ceilings you devoutly stare, Where sprawl the saints of Verrio or Laguerre, On gilded clouds in fair expansion lie, And bring all paradise before your eye.
Page 55 - Blackwell, Elizabeth:* A curious herbal, containing five hundred cuts, of the most useful plants, which are now used in the practice of physick.
Page 679 - Mr. Mickle, the translator of " The Lusiad," and I, went to visit him at this place a few days afterwards. He was not at home ; but having a curiosity to see his apartment, we went in, and found curious scraps of descriptions of animals, scrawled upon the wall with a black lead pencil.
Page 639 - Another age shall see the golden ear Imbrown the slope, and nod on the parterre, Deep harvests bury all his pride has plann'd, And laughing Ceres reassume the land.
Page 160 - As fits give vigour just when they destroy. Time, that on all things lays his lenient hand, Yet tames not this ; it sticks to our last sand. Consistent in our follies and our sins, Here honest nature ends as she begins. Old politicians chew on wisdom past, And totter on in business to the last ; As weak, as earnest, and as gravely out, As sober Lanesb'row dancing in the gout.
Page 394 - Thames' translucent wave Shines a broad mirror through the shadowy cave : Where lingering drops from mineral roofs distil, And pointed crystals break the sparkling rill Unpolish'd gems no ray on pride bestow, And latent metals innocently glow : Approach. Great Nature studiously behold ! And eye the mine without a wish for gold. Approach ; but awful ! lo ! the ^Egerian grot Where, nobly pensive, St.
Page 316 - Yet these blemishes, and Lord Hervey's wit, who said ' the house was too small to inhabit, and too large to hang to ' one's watch,' cannot depreciate the taste that reigns in the whole.
Page 392 - I have put the last hand to my works of this kind, in happily finishing the subterraneous way and grotto. I there found a spring of the clearest water, which falls in a perpetual rill, that echoes through the Cavern day and night. From the river Thames, you see through my arch up a walk of the wilderness, to a kind of open temple, wholly composed of shells in the rustic manner ; and from that...
Page 448 - ... and all other artificers necessary to be had to .glorify this noble feast. There was carriage and re-carriage of plate, stuff, and other rich implements, so that there was nothing lacking that could be imagined or devised for the purpose. There was also provised two hundred and eighty beds furnished with all manner of furniture to them belonging...

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