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

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T. Maiden, 1803 - 736 pages

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Page 141 - Here Reynolds is laid, and, to tell you my mind, He has not left a wiser or better behind ; His pencil was striking, resistless, and grand ; His manners were gentle, complying, and bland ; Still born to improve us in every part, His pencil our faces, his manners our heart...
Page 91 - After a grateful commemoration of the fifty-five years of union and happiness which he enjoyed with Mabel his wife, the good earl thus speaks from the tomb : What we gave, we have ; What we spent, we had ; What we left, we lost...
Page 253 - Here die I, Richard Grenville, with a joyful and quiet mind, for that I have ended my life as a true soldier ought to do, that hath fought for his country, queen, religion, and honour...
Page 435 - ... thick crust, extremely baked. His table cost him not much, though it was good to eat at. "His sports supplied all but beef and mutton; except...
Page 122 - ... was of great cost and value. Many other of the rooms were well adorned with mouldings and fret-work, some of whose marble clavils were so delicately fine, that they would reflect an object true and lively from a great distance.
Page 435 - In the hole of the desk were store of tobacco pipes that had been used. " On one side of this end of the room was the door of a closet wherein stood the strong beer and the wine, which never came thence but in single glasses, that being the rule of the house exactly observed ; for he never exceeded in drink or permitted it. On the other side was the door of an old chapel, not used for devotion.
Page 503 - Pensive hast follow'd to the silent tomb, Steer'd the same course to the same quiet shore, Not parted long, and now to part no more ! Go, then, where only bliss sincere is known! Go, where to love and to enjoy are one! Yet take these tears, mortality's relief, And till we share your joys, forgive our grief: These little rites, a stone, a verse receive, 'Tis all a father, all a friend can give!
Page 192 - The many fatal accidents which happened from ships running upon these dreadful rocks, cither in the night, at high water, or in bad weather, occasioned a strong desire of contriving some method of warning mariners of their danger; and at length, in the year 1696) notwithstanding the insuperable difficulties which seemed to attend the plan, Mr. Henry Winstanley,* of Littlebury, in Essex...
Page 503 - Of softest manners, unaffected mind, Lover of peace, and friend of human kind : Go live ! for Heaven's eternal year is thine, Go, and exalt thy mortal to divine.
Page 537 - Case. lie was doubtless very well paid for composing that which he affixed to his pill-boxes: Here's fourteen pills for thirteen pence; Enough in any man's own con-sci-ence.

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