The Beauties of England and Wales, Or, Delineations, Topographical, Historical, and Descriptive, of Each County, Volume 3

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Page 267 - I will without respect of favour or friendship, love or gain, consanguinity or affinity, envy or malice, execute the laws of this isle justly betwixt our sovereign lord the King and his subjects within this isle, and betwixt party and party as indifferently as the herring's back-bone doth lie in the midst of the fish.
Page 390 - Here Winter holds his unrejoicing court ; And through his airy hall the loud misrule Of driving tempest is for ever heard : Here the grim tyrant meditates his wrath ; Here arms his winds with all-subduing frost ; Moulds his fierce hail, and treasures up his snows, With which he now oppresses half the globe.
Page 263 - I scorn your proffers. I disdain your favor. I abhor your treason ; and am so far from delivering up this island to your advantage, that I will keep it, to the utmost of my power, to your destruction. Take this for your final answer ; and forbear any further solicitations. For, if you trouble me with any more messages on this occasion, I will burn the paper and hang the bearer.
Page 60 - Broken," observes M. Haue, from whose diary this account is transcribed, " for the thirtieth time, I was at length so fortunate as to have the pleasure of seeing this phenomenon. The sun rose about four o'clock, and the atmosphere being quite serene towards the east, his rays could pass .without any obstruction over the Heinrichshohe : In the southwest, however, towards Achtermannshohe, a brisk west wind carried before it thin transparent vapours.
Page 461 - This appeared from the declaration she made respecting the choice of a husband. She firmly resolved to marry none but a knight of great prowess ; and her father, to confirm her purpose, and to procure and encourage a number of...
Page 488 - There is no instance of a man before Gibbons who gave to wood the loose and airy lightness of flowers, and chained together the various productions of the elements with a free disorder natural to each species.
Page 359 - Tyne , and Earl Ogle of Ogle. She had also an equal number of daughters, namely, Frances, married to Sir Henry Pierpoint; Elizabeth, to Charles Stuart, earl of Lenox ; and Mary, to Gilbert, Earl of Shrewsbury. This very celebrated Elizabeth, countess of Shrewsbury, built the houses of Chatsworth, Hardwike, and Oldcotes, highly distinguished by their magnificence, and finished her transitory life on the thirteenth day of February, in the year 1607, and about the eighty -seventh year of her age,* and...
Page 59 - ... travel on it. They appeared to run at an amazing pace, till they got out of sight at the lower end of the fell.
Page 54 - ... from accumulation ; a scenery to give ideas of the breaking up of a world. Other precipices soon hid it again ; but Bassenthwaite continued to spread immediately below us, till we turned into the heart of Skiddaw, and were inclosed by its steeps.
Page 394 - Silent the warrior smiled, and pleased resign'd To tender passions all his mighty mind; His beauteous princess cast a mournful look, Hung on his hand, and then dejected spoke; Her bosom labour'd with a boding sigh, And the big tear stood trembling in her eye.

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