A Picturesque Promenade Round Dorking, in Surrey (Google eBook)

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J. Warren, 1822 - Dorking (England) - 248 pages
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Page 106 - He was endowed with a respectable portion of judgment and sagacity. He was very laborious, loved retirement, and spent a long life in the study of the Greek and Latin languages. For modesty, candour, literary honesty, and courteousness to other scholars, he is justly considered as the model which ought to be proposed for the imitation of every critic.
Page 164 - England for the prodigious prospect to be seen from its summit, though by few observed. From it may be discerned twelve or thirteen counties, with part of the sea on the coast of Sussex, in a serene day. The house is large and ancient, suitable to those hospitable times, and so sweetly environed with those delicious streams and venerable woods, as in the judgment of Strangers as well as Englishmen it may be compared to one of the most pleasant seats in the nation, and most tempting for a great person...
Page 140 - Whilst summer lasts, and I live here, Fidele, I'll sweeten thy sad grave: Thou shalt not lack The flower, that's like thy face, pale primrose; nor The azur'd hare-bell, like thy veins; no, nor The leaf of eglantine, whom not to slander, Out-sweeten'd not thy breath...
Page 229 - ... is this Mr. Thomas Hope ? Is this the man of chairs and tables the gentleman of sphinxes the CEdipus of coalboxes he who meditated on muffineers and planned pokers? Where has he hidden all this eloquence and poetry up to this hour? How is it that he has all of a sudden burst out into descriptions which would not disgrace the pen of Tacitus and displayed a depth of feeling and a vigour of imagination which Lord Byron could not excel ? We do not shrink from one syllable of this...
Page 137 - ... with their hands laid upon his gravestone, " repeat by heart, in a plain and audible voice, the Lord's Prayer, the Apostle's Creed, and the Ten Commandments ; and also read the 15th Chapter of the first Epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians, and write in a legible hand two Verses of the said Chapter.
Page 194 - ; . Here let us sweep The boundless landscape : now the raptur'd eye, Exulting swift, to huge Augusta send, Now to the '. Sister-Hills that skirt her plain, To lofty Harrow now, and now to Where Majestic Windsor lifts his princely brow.
Page 33 - Blush not, ye fair, to own me ! but be wise, Nor turn from sad mortality your eyes ; Fame says (and Fame alone can tell how true,) I once was lovely, and belov'd like you, Where are my vot'ries, where my flatterers now ? Fled with the subject of each lover's vow.
Page 187 - I had a prospect more extensive than any of these, and which surpassed them at once in rural charms, pomp, and magnificence the hill which I speak of is called Leith Hill, and ia situated about six miles south of Dorking.
Page 134 - Faith in Jesus Christ. Living in an age of extraordinary Events and Revolutions, he learnt (as himself asserted) this Truth, which pursuant to his intention is here declared That all is vanity which is not honest, and that there is no solid wisdom but in real Piety. Of five Sons...
Page 34 - And gold of every ill the certain cure ; Till steep'd in sorrow, and besieged with pain, Too late I found all earthly riches vain. Disease with scorn threw back the sordid fee, And Death still answer'd,

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