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The Cambrian Directory, Or, Cursory Sketches of the Welsh Territories, with ...
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Page 79 - Of their own limbs. How many drink the cup Of baleful grief, or eat the bitter bread Of misery. Sore pierced by wintry winds, How many shrink into the sordid hut Of cheerless poverty.
Page 79 - Ah little think they, while they dance along, How many feel, this very moment, death And all the fad variety of pain. How many fink in the devouring flood, Or more devouring flame. How many bleed, By fhameful variance betwixt Man and Man.
Page 69 - Smooth to the shelving brink a copious flood Rolls fair and placid; where collected all, In one impetuous torrent, down the steep It thundering shoots, and shakes the country round.
Page 99 - With a woman one loves, with the friend of one's heart, and a good library of books, one may pass an age here and think it a day. If one has a mind to live long and renew his youth. let him come and settle at Festiniog.
Page 186 - frefh fuel, add double grandeur to the fcene. But " what peculiarly marks this view, is a circumftance «' on the water : the whole river, at this place, makes " a. precipitate fall ; of no great height, indeed, but " enough to merit the name of a cafcade, though to " the eye, above the ftream, it is an obje& of no con«
Page 67 - To them his heart, his love, his griefs were given, But all his ferious thoughts had reft in heaven. As fome tall cliff that lifts its awful form, Swells from the vale, and midway leaves the ftorm, Though round its breaft the rolling clouds are . . fpread, Eternal funfhine fettles on its head.
Page 77 - There are four fine walks from the house, chiefly through ways artificially made by the proprietor; all dry, kept clean, and composed of materials found on the spot, which is chiefly a coarse stone, of a greyish cast...
Page 74 - It stands surrounded with so many noble scenes, diversified with elegance, as well as with grandeur ; the country on the approach to it is so very wild and uncommon, and the place itself is now so embellished by art, that it will be difficult, I believe, to point out a spot that can be put in competition with it, considered either as the object of the painter's eye, the poet's mind, or as a desirable residence for those who, admirers...