Gentleman's Magazine Library: Worcestershire. Yorkshire (Google eBook)

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E. Stock, 1902 - England
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Page 292 - And ancient towers crown his brow, That cast an awful look below ; Whose ragged walls the ivy creeps, And with her arms from falling keeps : So both a safety from the wind On mutual dependence find. 'Tis now the raven's bleak abode ; Tis now th...
Page 141 - ELMET was a seat of the Kings of Northumberland, founded by Edwin. At Howley Hall, BATLEY, as tradition reports, Rubens visited Lord Saville, and painted for him a view of Pontefract ; and here Archbishop Usher condescended to assume the disguise of a jesuit, in order to try the controversial talents of Robert Cooke, the learned Vicar of Leeds. At BIERLEY was erected the second hot-house in the north of England. Here is also one of the first cedars of Libanus planted in England, and a modern...
Page 171 - One thing I likid excedingly yn one of the towers, that was a study caullid Paradise, wher was a closet in the midle of 8. squares latisid aboute : and at the toppe of every square was a desk ledgid...
Page 223 - Capteyn there first of any one And rewllid and governid ther his tyme without blame But for all that as ye se he lieth under this stone " At Brankiston feld wher the kyng of Scottys was slayne He then beyng of the age of thre score and tene With the gode Duke of Northefolke that...
Page 110 - Charles II., survived to tell the tale of the dissolution of monasteries. Whitaker says, "could BRIMHAM be transported to Salisbury Plain, Stonehenge itself would be reduced to a poor and pigmy miniature." At CASTLE HOWARD is a fine collection of paintings, statues, antique busts, &c. In the park is a stately obelisk, upward of 100 feet high, in the centre of four avenues. The magnificent mausoleum is a circular edifice crowned with a dome, and surrounded by a handsome colonnade of Doric pillars....
Page 310 - Hamelac, now Helmsley, surrounded by steep hills, and covered with wood and ling, near the angles of three different vales, with each a rivulet running through them, that passing by where the abbey was built, being called Rie, whence this vale took its name ; and this religious house was thence called the Abbey of Rie-val.
Page 375 - Under it were found three eculls and a quantity of human bones. A small MS. written on vellum was found, about the size of a bank-note. The writing was contained within a scroll surmounted by three heads, the centre one larger than the others, and two feet were also drawn with spurs affixed to the heels. It was supposed to have been a grant from some baronial court, of a house to the monastery.
Page 25 - The Scots whom God delivered into your hands at Dunbar," says Cotton, " and whereof sundry were sent hither, we have been desirous, as we could to make their yoke easy. Such as were sick of the scurvy, or other diseases, have not wanted physic and chirurgery.
Page 153 - ... four children one daughter and three sons. Jane, her eldest, died very young, and was buried in a vault in the parish church of St. Nicholas, in Newcastle-uponTyne.

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