The Dover road sketch book; or, Traveller's pocket guide, between London and Dover

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Page 141 - tis to cast one's eyes so low ! The crows and choughs that wing the midway air Show scarce so gross as beetles. Half way down Hangs one that gathers samphire, dreadful trade ! Methinks he seems no bigger than his head. .The fishermen that walk upon the beach Appear like mice; and yond tall anchoring bark Diminish'd to her cock; her cock, a buoy Almost too small for sight.
Page 141 - Appear like mice; and yon' tall anchoring bark, Diminish'd to her cock; her cock, a buoy Almost too small for sight: The murmuring surge, That on the unnumber'd idle pebbles chafes, Cannot be heard so high: — I'll look no more; Lest my brain turn, and the deficient sight Topple down headlong.
Page 26 - Amen : A second he took she departed what then ? He married and buried a third with Amen. Thus his joys and his sorrows were Treble but then His Voice was deep Bass as he sung out Amen. On the Horn he could blow as well as most men So his Horn was exalted in blowing Amen.
Page 109 - I little thought on th' hour of death So long as I enjoyed breath, Great riches here I did possess, Whereof I made great nobleness, I had gold, silver, wardrobes, and Great treasure, horses, houses, land, But now a caitiff, poor am I, Deep in the ground, lo here I lie. My beauty great is all quite gone, My flesh is wasted to the bone. My house is narrow now and...
Page 112 - Gate, the principal avenue from the city to the precincts of the Cathedral, was erected in the early part of the reign of Henry VIII., and is a singularly fine specimen of enriched Tudor architecture. The spandrils of both the large and small arches of the gatehouse are charged with the arms of Cardinal Morton, of Archbishop Warham, and...
Page 53 - The transom, which rests upon the imposts of the arch, is composed of eight stones, ingeniously dove-tailed together, the outer faces of which are sculptured with the figures of the Apostles, In the space above is a representation of the Saviour, seated, with a book, open, in one hand, and the other raised, as...
Page 141 - There is a cliff, whose high and bending head Looks fearfully on the confined deep ; Bring me but to the very brim of it, And I'll repair the misery thou dost bear.

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