England Delineated; Or, A Geographical Description of Every County in England and Wales ...: For the Use of Young Persons, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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J. Johnson, 1800 - Great Britain - 396 pages
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Page 107 - Shobden, for its lofty terrace fam'd, Which from a mountain's ridge, elate o'er woods, And girt with all Siluria, sees around Regions on regions blended in the clouds.
Page 186 - In days of old here Ampthill's towers were seen, The mournful refuge of an injur'd queen. Here flow'd her pure, but unavailing tears; Here blinded zeal sustain'd her sinking years. Yet Freedom hence her radiant banners wav'd, And love aveng'da realm by priests enslav'd. From Catherine's wrongs a nation's bliss was spread, And Luther's light from Henry's lawless bed.
Page 104 - Pleasant Siluria, land of various views, Hills, rivers, woods, and lawns, and purple groves Pomaceous, mingled with the curling growth Of tendril hops, that flaunt upon their poles...
Page 12 - Some tracts abound with prospects of a more romantic kind; lofty mountains, craggy rocks, deep narrow dells, and tumbling torrents. Nor are there wanting, as a contrast to so many agreeable scenes, the gloomy features of black barren moors and wild uncultivated heaths.
Page 105 - The romantic beauties of the Wye, which flows in a deep bed between lofty rocks clothed with hanging woods, and here and there crowned with ruined caftles, have employed the defcriptive powers of the pen and pencil, and frequently engage the curiofity of travellers.
Page 63 - ... the mixed cloths being moftly made in the neighbourhood of the river Aire, and the white cloths in that of the Calder.
Page 170 - Berkley's roofs that ring, Shrieks of an agonizing King ! She-Wolf of France, with unrelenting fangs, That tear'st the bowels of thy mangled Mate, From thee be born, who o'er thy country hangs The scourge of Heav'n.
Page 154 - The Birmingham goods are difperfed about the kingdom, but chiefly fent to London by land carriage. They are exported in great quantities to foreign countries, where, in point of...
Page 137 - Has favour'd Cotfwold with luxuriant praife. Need we the levels green of Lincoln note, Or rich Leiceftria's marly plains, for length Of whiteft locks and magnitude of fleece Peculiar ; envy of the neighb'ring realms ? But why recount our grafly lawns alone, While ev'n the tillage of our cultur'd plains, With bofly turnep, and luxuriant cole, Learns thro' the circling year their flocks to feed.
Page 154 - Eirmingham, fituated in a corner of its north-weftern fide. For a confiderable period its hardware manufactures have been noted ; but of late years, by great additions to its trade from a vaft variety of ufeful and ornamental articles, fuch as metal buttons, buckles, plated goods of all kinds, japanned and paper ware, &c. it has rifen to be fuperior in populoufnefs to any of the other modern trading towns in England, and has filled the furrounding country with induftrious inhabitants.

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