A short historical sketch of the town of Dover, and its neighbourhood containing a concise history of the town and castle from teh earliest acccounts to the present time: with a description of the villages near Dover, within the distance of six miles

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Z. Warren, 1828 - 267 pages
 

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Page 246 - 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 yon...
Page 246 - 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.
Page 74 - ... any port, either in respect of security or defence, or of traffic or intercourse, more convenient, needful, or rather of necessity to be regarded, than this of Dover.
Page 98 - Constable of Dover Castle, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, an Admiral of the Fleet, Chief Justice of Ireland, Lord Treasurer, and one of the Executors to the will of Edward the Third. He was descended from the Ashtons, of Ashlon under Line, in Lancashire.
Page 120 - Grace fired at bis antagonist. At the close of this singular rencontre, the Earl of Winchilsea made a handsome retractation of his imputations. In this year the Duke received the appointments of Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports and Constable of Dover Castle, and assisted in organising Mr. Peel's new police, a force which was excessively unpopular at first, and bore a large share of the odium directed towards the executive Government.
Page 192 - ... debility and exhaustion, no doubt augmented by anxiety and disappointment. It has been supposed, that the fatal intelligence of the battle of Austerlitz produced an agitation of spirits which powerfully increased his disorder ; for on return to his villa at Putney, near London, he breathed his last on the 23d of January, 1806, in the 47th year of his age, having directed the affairs of his country for a longer period than any other minister. Under his auspices the maritime supremacy of England...
Page 184 - Eyre, keeper of all the parks and forests south of the Trent, master of the king's bench office, head steward of Westminster, and constable of Windsor Castle.
Page 74 - ... promontory, town, or haven in Christendom, is so placed by nature and situation, both to gratify friends and annoy enemies, as this town of Dover ; no place is so settled to receive and deliver intelligence for all matters and actions in Europe, from time to time ; no town...
Page 74 - s father, found how necessary it was to make a Haven at Dover, (when Sandwich, Rye, Camber, and others, were good havens, and Calais was also in his possession,) and yet spared not to bestow of his treasure so great a mass in building that Pier, which then secured a probable means to perform the same, how much...
Page 151 - Westminster, and the heirs male of his body, in the offices of constable of Dover castle and warden of the Cinque Ports...

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