Annals and Antiquities of the Counties and County Families of Wales: Containing a Record of All Ranks of the Gentry ... with Many Ancient Pedigrees and Memorials of Old and Extinct Families, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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Longmans, Green, Reader, 1872 - Wales
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Page 218 - Draw the landscape bright and strong. Grongar ! in whose mossy cells, Sweetly musing Quiet dwells ; Grongar ! in whose silent shade, For the modest Muses made, So oft I have, the evening still, At the fountain of a rill, Sat upon a flowery bed, With my hand beneath my head, While strayed my eyes o'er Towy's flood, Over mead and over wood, From house to house, from hill to hill, Till contemplation had her fill.
Page 103 - As the keeper of the king's peace, both by common law and special commission, he is the first man in the county, and superior in rank to any nobleman therein, during his office p.
Page 256 - SURE thou didst flourish once; and many springs, Many bright mornings, much dew, many showers, Passed o'er thy head; many light hearts and wings, Which now are dead, lodged in thy living bowers. And still a new succession sings and flies; Fresh groves grow up, and their green branches shoot Towards the old and still enduring skies, While the low violet thrives at their root.
Page 218 - Ever charming, ever new, When will the landscape tire the view; The fountain's fall, the river's flow, The woody valleys, warm and low ; The windy summit, wild and high, Roughly rushing on the sky! The pleasant seat, the ruined tower, The naked rock, the shady bower ; The town and village, dome and farm, Each give each a double charm, As pearls upon an ^Ethiop's arm.
Page 134 - Your voiceless lips, O flowers ! are living preachers, Each cup a pulpit, every leaf a book, Supplying to my fancy numerous teachers From loneliest nook. Floral Apostles ! that in dewy splendor "Weep without woe, and blush without a crime...
Page 431 - I do love these ancient ruins. We never tread upon them but we set Our foot upon some reverend history; And, questionless, here in this open court, Which now lies naked to the injuries Of stormy weather, some men lie...
Page 249 - Mortarpiece; the depth of them we desire may be of fourteen inches and threequarters of an inch. That which I desire at your hands is, To cause the service to be performed, and that with all possible expedition; that so, if it be the will of God, the service being done, these poor wasted countries may be freed from the burden of the Army.
Page xiv - THIS Professorship is in the appointment of the Lord High Chancellor, the Lord President of the Privy Council, the Lord Privy Seal, the Lord High Treasurer, and the Lord Steward of the King's Household. Founded by THOMAS LOWNDES, Esq. 1749. Salary, an estate about 300. per annum. 1750 tRoger Long, DD Pemb.
Page 403 - till five o'clock next morning ;' at five o'clock next morning, decides it, Yea. By a Majority of Forty-six, One-hundred and twenty-nine to Eighty-three, it is at Five o'clock on Tuesday morning decided, Yea, they are a ground of settlement. The Army Chiefs and the Minority consult together, in deep and deepest deliberation, through that day and night...
Page 216 - There is amongst us a people who, when they go out in search of prey, carry their horses on their backs to the place of plunder ; in order to catch their prey, they leap upon their horses, and when it is taken, carry their horses home again upon their shoulders.

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