The British Tourist's, Or, Traveller's Pocket Companion, Through England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland: Comprehending the Most Celebrated Modern Tours in the British Islands, and Several Originals, Volume 6

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Richard Phillips, 1809
 

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Page 183 - I have mentioned, than that famous picture of King Charles the First, which has the whole book of Psalms written in the lines of the face and the hair of the head. When I was last at Oxford I perused one of the whiskers ; and was reading the other...
Page 173 - No more the matchless skill I call unkind, That strives to disenchant my cheated mind. For when again I view thy chaste design, The just proportion, and the genuine line; Those native portraitures of Attic art, That from the lucid surface seem to start ; Those tints, that steal no glories from the day, Nor ask the sun to lend his streaming ray...
Page 8 - As by their choice collections may appear, Of what is rare in land, in seas, in air ; Whilst they (as Homer's Iliad in a nut) A world of wonders in one closet shut. These famous antiquarians — that had been Both gardeners to the Rose and Lily queen — Transplanted now themselves, sleep here.
Page 73 - Marriages performed within,' written 'beneath. A dirty fellow invited you in. The parson was seen walking before his shop : a squalid profligate figure, clad in a tattered plaid night-gown, with a fiery face, and ready to couple you for a dram of gin, or roll of tobacco.
Page 104 - Wales, with many noblemen and others : and after, the said Henry Picard kept his hall against all comers whosoever that were willing to play at dice and hazard. In like manner, the Lady Margaret, his wife, did also keep her chamber to the same intent.
Page 114 - She lived to a great age, but in great distress and miserable poverty ; deserted even by those to whom she had, during prosperity, done the most essential services. She dragged a wretched life even to the time of Sir Thomas More, who introduces her story in his Life of Richard the Third.
Page 98 - THIS great work was founded on enormous piles, driven as closely as possible together : on their tops were laid long planks ten inches thick, strongly bolted ; and on them was placed the base of the pier, the lowermost stones of which were bedded in pitch, to prevent the water from damaging the work : round all were the piles which are called the Sterlings, designed for the preservation of the foundation piles.
Page 115 - ... Spaniards ; but the place being taken by the time they reached Dover, they returned to the city, after a week's absence. The last sermon which was preached at this place, was before James I., who came in great state on horseback from Whitehall, on Midlent Sunday, 1620: he was received at Temple Bar, by the lord mayor and aldermen, who presented him with a purse of gold. At St. Paul's he was received by the clergy in their richest vestments. The object of the sermon was the repairing of the cathedral....
Page 109 - This was again demolished by the pagan Saxons, and restored in 603, by Sebert, a petty prince, ruling in these parts, under Ethelbert, King of Kent, the first Christian monarch of the Saxon race ; who, at the instance of St.
Page 111 - The dimensions of this noble temple, as taken in 1309, were these: the length sis hundred and ninety feet; the breadth a hundred and twenty; the height of the roof of the west part, from the floor, one hundred...

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