What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
admire affection afford afterwards Aldborough amongst anecdote animals appear attached beautiful bees birds breed built Cardinal Wolsey circumstance cottage Culpho curious delight distance doubt Duke of Hereford Earl eels eggs endeavouring England extraordinary fact favourite feed feet female fish frequently gardens gentleman George the Fourth ground habits Hampton Court Hampton Court Palace Hampton Court Park hare hill hive Horace Walpole horse insects instance instinct interesting King known labourer lady land late Lincolnshire lived lodge magnificent master mentioned miles natural history neighbourhood nest never observed occasion palace pleasure pointer dog possessed Prince probably proof prove Queen reign residence Richmond hill Richmond park river Thames royal says seen shew side snake Snape River species spot supposed swallows taste terrace tion took tower trees walk wall Windsor Castle Windsor Great Park winter Wolsey wood young
Page 260 - From his cradle, He was a scholar, and a ripe, and good one; Exceeding wise, fair spoken, and persuading: Lofty, and sour, to them that lov'd him not; But, to those men that sought him, sweet as summer.
Page 102 - The wild brook babbling down the mountain side; The lowing herd; the sheepfold's simple bell; The pipe of early shepherd dim descried In the lone valley; echoing far and wide The clamorous horn along the cliffs above; The hollow murmur of the ocean-tide; The hum of bees, the linnet's lay of love, And the full choir that wakes the universal grove.
Page 259 - ... had I but served God as diligently as I have served the king, he would not have given me over in my grey hairs.
Page 104 - What blessings thy free bounty gives, Let me not cast away ; For God is paid when man receives, To enjoy is to obey.
Page 305 - Here hills and vales, the woodland and the plain, Here earth and water seem to strive again ! Not, chaos-like, together crush'd and bruis'd, But, as the world, harmoniously confus'd : Where order in variety we see, And where, tho' all things differ, all agree.
Page 57 - Which strike ev'n eyes incurious ; but each moss, Each shell, each crawling insect, holds a rank Important in the plan of Him who framed This scale of beings ; holds a rank which lost Would break the chain, and leave behind a gap Which Nature's self would rue.
Page 310 - Ah happy hills, ah pleasing shade, Ah fields belov'd in vain, Where once my careless childhood stray'd, A stranger yet to pain...
Page 128 - To kings, that fear their subjects' treachery ? O, yes it doth ; a thousand-fold it doth. And to conclude, — the shepherd's homely curds, His cold thin drink out of his leather bottle, His wonted sleep under a fresh tree's shade, All which secure and sweetly he enjoys, Is far beyond a prince's delicates, His viands sparkling in a golden cup, • His body couched in a curious bed, When care, mistrust, and treason wait on him.
Page 170 - Behold ! and look away your low despair — See the light tenants of the barren air : To them, nor stores, nor granaries belong ; Nought, but the woodland, and the pleasing song ; Yet, your kind heav'nly Father bends his eye On the least wing that flits along the sky.