An Historic and Picturesque Guide from Clifton, Through the Counties of Monmouth, Glamorgan, and Brecknock, with Representations of Ruins, Interesting Antiquities, &c. &c

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Fenley & Baylis, 1802 - 316 Seiten
 

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Seite 256 - O sacred solitude ! divine retreat ! Choice of the Prudent ! envy of the Great ! By thy pure stream, or in thy waving shade, We court fair wisdom, that celestial maid : The genuine offspring of her lov'd embrace, (Strangers on earth !) are innocence and peace : There, from the ways of men laid safe ashore, We smile to hear the distant tempest roar...
Seite 7 - Maurice his son, who succeeded him in the Kingdom, that in the same place he should happen to decease a church should be built, and his body buried in the same ; which was accordingly performed in the year 6pp.
Seite 201 - O happy plains ! remote from war's alarms, And all the ravages of hostile arms ! And happy shepherds ! who, secure from fear, On open downs preserve your fleecy care...
Seite 201 - Whose spacious barns groan with increasing store, And whirling flails disjoint the cracking floor! No barbarous soldier, bent on cruel spoil, Spreads desolation o'er your fertile soil ; No trampling steed lays waste the ripen'd grain, Nor crackling fires devour the prornis'd gain : No flaming beacons cast their blaze afar, The dreadful signal of invasive war...
Seite 3 - The water-nymphs, that in the bottom play'd, Held up their pearled wrists, and took her in, Bearing her straight to aged Nereus' hall, Who, piteous of her woes, rear'd her lank head, And gave her to his daughters to...
Seite 3 - There is a gentle nymph not far from hence, That with moist curb sways the smooth Severn stream: Sabrina is her name: a virgin pure; Whilom she was the daughter of Locrine, That had the sceptre from his father Brute.
Seite 67 - ... and you will be soon out of danger ;' then leaping into the boat with one of his men, rowed towards the place from whence the screams proceeded ; but some time elapsed before he overtook her, at a considerable distance from the anchorage of the barge. The night was so dark that they could not discern each other, and the surf swelling violently, the master repeated his exhortations, charged her to be calm, and not attempt to quit her station. Fortunately, a sudden dispersion of the clouds enabled...
Seite 66 - Caerleon to the town, at eleven o'clock at night, with a candle and lantern, the violence of the current forced away four piers, and a considerable part of the bridge. On a fragment of this mass, consisting of an entire room, with the beams, posts, and flooring, she was hurried down the river, but preserved sufficient presence of mind to support herself by the railing.
Seite 24 - ... cotta. By a judicious mixture of these colours, the whole pattern is as strongly described as it would have been in oil colours. The original level is perfectly preserved, and the whole composition is so elegant...
Seite 260 - Sometimes they were stiled white monks, from the colour of their habit; which was a white cassock, with a narrow scapulary, and over that, a black gown, when they went abroad ; but a white one when they went to church, (z) Their monasteries,.

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