The Beauties of England: Or, a Comprehensive View of the Antiquities of this Kingdom; the Seats of the Nobility and Gentry; ... the Chief Villages, Market Towns, and Cities; ... Intended as a Travelling Pocket Companion: ...
L. Davis and C. Reymers, 1764 - 328 Seiten
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Seite 80 - 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...
Seite 285 - Dance : a person rode upon the image of a horse, with a bow and arrow in his hands, with which he made a snapping noise, keeping time with the music, whilst six others danced the hay and other country dances, with as many rein-deer's heads on their shoulders.
Seite 278 - D 2 cathedral cathedral fupported by rows of pillars, having a chryftal roof, all of the fame rock, tranfparent and glittering from the numerous candles burnt there to light the workmen, who, with their fteel pick-axes, dig it away ; this rock work extends feveral acres. There is a good church in this town, with a fine roof, and fe?
Seite 216 - Water-wheel goes round, which is three times in one Minute, and 318,504,960 Yards in one Day and Night. One Waterwheel gives Motion to all the rest of the Wheels and Movements, of which any one may be stopt separately.
Seite 282 - Close is enclosed in a wall, and a deep dry ditch on all sides, except towards the city, where it is defended by a great lake, or marsh, formed by its brook.
Seite 80 - That on th' unnumbered idle pebbles chafes, Cannot be heard so high. I'll look no more; Lest my brain turn and the deficient sight Topple down headlong.
Seite 275 - ... trade, I thought it worth my while to be more diligent in my fpeculation about it ; by which I found that about Nantwich, Northwich, and Middlewich, about thirty miles from the fea, are feveral falt-fprings near the river Weaver, and feldom exceed four yards in depth, which is called the falt-pit ; and the water is fo very cold at the bottom of the pit, that when the briners fometimes go about to cleanfe it, they cannot flay in it above half an hour, and in that time they are forced to drink...
Seite 276 - ... then with their loots they take it up, the brine dropping from it, and throw it into their barrows, which are cases made with flat cleft wickers, in the shape almost of a sugar loaf, the bottom uppermost.
Seite 46 - When we advance further, the dark part of the ponderous imposts over our heads, the chasm of sky between the jambs of the Cell, the odd construction of the whole, and the greatness of every part, surprises.
Seite 308 - In the days of King Arthur, St David won a great victory over the Saxons, having ordered every one of his soldiers to place a Leek in his cap, for the sake of distinction ; in memory whereof the Welsh to this day wear a Leek on the first of March.