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

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Vernor and Hood, 1815
 

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الصفحة 315 - Big with the vanity of state; But transient is the smile of fate! A little rule, a little sway, A sunbeam in a winter's day, Is all the proud and mighty have Between the cradle and the grave. And see the rivers how they run, Thro...
الصفحة 619 - It was begun about the end of the fifth, or the beginning of the sixth century...
الصفحة 898 - Cambria Triumphans, or Brittain in its Perfect Lustre, shewing the Origen and Antiquity of that Illustrious Nation. The Succession of their Kings and Princes, from the First, to King Charles of Happy Memory. The Description of. the Countrey: the History of the Antient and Moderne Estate. The manner of the Investure of the Princes, with the Coats of Arms of the Nobility.
الصفحة 324 - ... the sagacity of a prophet, the reason of an angel, and the piety of a saint ; he had devotion enough for a cloister, learning enough for a university, and wit enough for a college of virtuosi...
الصفحة 324 - To sum up all in a few words, this great prelate had the good humour of a gentleman, the eloquence of an orator, the fancy of a poet, the acuteness of a schoolman, the profoundness of a philosopher, the wisdom of a counsellor, the sagacity of a prophet, the reason of an angel, and the piety of a saint...
الصفحة 259 - It is therefore enacted . . . that divers of the said Lordships Marchers shall be united annexed and joined to divers of the shires of England, and divers of the said Lordships Marchers shall be united annexed and joined to divers of the shires of the said country or dominion of Wales in manner and form...
الصفحة 447 - ... of their churches ; who, in process of time, from a desire of gain, have usurped the whole right, appropriating to their own use the possession of all the lands, leaving only to the clergy the altars, with their tenths and oblations, and assigning even these to their sons and relations in the church. Such defenders, or rather destroyers, of the church, have caused themselves to be called abbots, and presumed to attribute to themselves a title, as well as estates, to which they have no just claim.
الصفحة 667 - Towards the southern part of the island, on a spot called Nell's Point, is a fine well, to which great numbers of women resort on Holy Thursday, and, having washed their eyes at the spring, each drops a pin into it. The landlord of the boarding-house told me, that on clearing out the well he took out a Curious pint full of these votive offerings.
الصفحة 315 - That cast an awful look below ; Whose ragged walls the ivy creeps, And with her arms from falling keeps : So both a safety from the wind On mutual dependence find. 'Tis now the raven's bleak abode ; Tis now th...
الصفحة 901 - Land, was of Auncient time devided into three Kingdomes, England, Scotland and Wales. Contaynyng a learned discourse of the variable state, & alteration therof, under divers, as wel natural : as forren Princes, & Conqueruors. Together with the Geographical!

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