Proceedings of the Cotteswold Naturalists' Field Club, Band 3

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Gloucester., 1865
 

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Seite 129 - Sabrina fair, Listen where thou art sitting Under the glassy, cool, translucent wave, In twisted braids of lilies knitting The loose train of thy amber-dropping hair; Listen for dear honour's sake, Goddess of the silver lake, Listen and save! Listen, and appear to us, In name of great Oceanus, By the earth-shaking Neptune's mace, And Tethys...
Seite 129 - Whilom she was the daughter of Locrine, That had the sceptre from his father Brute. She, guiltless damsel, flying the mad pursuit Of her enraged stepdame, Guendolen, Commended her fair innocence to the flood, That stayed her flight with his cross-flowing course. The water-nymphs, that in the bottom played, Held up their pearled wrists and took her in, Bearing her straight to aged Nereus...
Seite 76 - Other Calendars also allude to the same thing. It is difficult to account for this discrepancy of dates, otherwise than by supposing that either the Calendars are not trustworthy records, (and the fact that the pen of Chatterton was known to touch some of them, makes their unqualified acceptance as historical documents anything but easy,) or else the rebuilding of the Cross in 1373 consisted in certain additions and embellishments, the rest of the High Cross, with the statues of the Kings, remaining...
Seite 38 - Usk, which have a fall of as much as 2[ feet in a mile along their general course. In some localities, the Wye has shifted its course, filled up its former channel, and cut out a new bed, within the memory of man. Mr Charles Richardson, CE, in his contribution to the Edinburgh New Phil. Journal, entitled " Chronological Remarks on the River Wye...
Seite 22 - Invention 1736. of a machine for carrying Ships and Vessels out of or into any Har- Dec- 21bour or River against wind and tide or in a Calm.
Seite 78 - ... immediately support the lower pedestals, through whose mullioned spaces the play of light produces a good effect : a kind of rough groining shaft attaches the open work to the central construction. " The second tier is composed of the niches and projecting canopies, under which four life-size figures may stand. " The third tier has the same features for four sitting figures, and the fourth is the pyramidal covering or spire, completing the outline suggested by the buttresses. As a piece of mediaeval...
Seite 39 - ... or 80 yards from the former bank on which that old oak stood. This is not the case with respect to the smoothly flowing Severn and sluggish Avon to anything like the same extent. The point, however, to which the author would direct attention is, that all these rivers may and do alter their courses, and destroy and re-form their alluvia over and over again, for age after age, without in the slightest degree changing their courses, save as regards the level alluvial land.
Seite 75 - Now that the bridges went happily forward, the townsmen on this side of Avon and those of RedclifFe were incorporated, and became one town, which before was two, and the two places of Markett brought to one, viz. — that at RedclifFe side being kept at Temple Cross, als S.
Seite 77 - ... the disruption and fall of important portions. The lower story was filled up with solid masonry upon its re-erection, for the purpose of support. The size of the original central column is therefore not ascertained ; but Mr. Norton has judged it most accordant to the spirit of the design to make it as light as is consistent with safe construction, bearing in mind that the superincumbent weight is very considerable. The form of the arch in this stage is flat, being segmental, and nearly approaching...
Seite 74 - I. northward. He granted a new charter, and sold the castle and its dependencies to the city, which, to the great annoyance of the inhabitants, was before out of the mayor's jurisdiction.

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