Excursions in the County of Surrey: Comprising Brief Historical and Topographical Delineations, Together with Descriptions of the Residences of the Nobility and Gentry, Remains of Antiquity, and Other Interesting Objects of Curiosity : Forming a Complete Guide for the Traveller & Tourist : Illustrated with Fifty Engravings, Including a Map of the County (Google eBook)

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1821 - Surrey (England) - 190 pages
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Page 107 - This was the fatal period of that virtuous fabric, wherein yet nothing did perish but wood and straw, and a few forsaken cloaks ; only one man had his breeches set on fire, that would perhaps have broiled him, if he had not by the benefit of a provident wit put it out with bottle ale.
Page 75 - Father of light and life, thou Good Supreme ! O teach me what is good ; teach me Thyself! Save me from folly, vanity, and vice, From every low pursuit ; and feed my soul With knowledge, conscious peace, and virtue pure ; Sacred, substantial, never-fading bliss!
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Page 107 - King Henry making a Masque at the cardinal Wolsey's House, and certain Cannons being shot off at his entry, some of the Paper, or other stuff", wherewith one of them was stopped, did light on the Thatch, where being thought at first but an idle...
Page 108 - were kept bears, bulls, and other beasts to be baited, as also mastiffs in several kennels, nourished to bait them. These bears and other beasts are there kept in plots of ground scaffolded about for the beholders to stand safe.
Page 37 - On the ground-floor are eight spacious rooms, besides the hall of entrance, and the great staircase. In the principal front, a flight of thirteen steps, leads to the great entrance, under a pediment supported by Corinthian columns. The situation is well chosen, commanding various views of the water and plantations in the park.
Page 75 - The Castle of Indolence,' &c. who died at Richmond, on the 22nd of August, and was buried there on the 29th, OS 1748. The Earl of Buchan, unwilling that so good a man and sweet a poet should be without a memorial, has denoted the place of his interment for the satisfaction of his admirers, in the year of our Lord 1792.
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Page 107 - ... which fell out by a peal of chambers, (that I know not upon what occasion were to be used in the play) the tampin or stopple of one of them lighting in the thatch that...

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