Black's Guide to Warwickshire (Google eBook)

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Adam & Charles Black, 1874 - Warwickshire (England) - 218 pages
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Page 160 - The current, that with gentle murmur glides, Thou know'st, being stopp'd, impatiently doth rage; But, when his fair course is not hindered, He makes sweet music with the enamell'd stones, Giving a gentle kiss to every sedge He overtaketh in his pilgrimage, And so by many winding nooks he strays, With willing sport, to- the wild ocean.
Page 52 - Godiva, wife to that grim Earl, who ruled In Coventry : for when he laid a tax Upon his town, and all the mothers brought Their children...
Page 52 - The little wide-mouth'd heads upon the spout Had cunning eyes to see: the barking cur Made her cheek flame: her palfrey's footfall shot Light horrors thro' her pulses: the blind walls Were full of chinks and holes; and overhead Fantastic gables, crowding, stared; but she Not less thro...
Page 185 - King-maker, had distinguished himself by his gallantry in the field, by the hospitality of his table, by the magnificence, and still more by the generosity of his expense, and by the spirited and bold manner which attended him in all his actions. The undesigning frankness and openness of his character rendered his conquest over men's affections the more certain and infallible : his presents were regarded as sure testimonies of esteem and friendship, and his professions as the overflowings of his...
Page 154 - How would it have cheered the spirit of the youthful bard when, wandering forth in disgrace upon a doubtful world, he cast back a heavy look upon his paternal home, could he...
Page 158 - Shakspeare, that, take him for all in all, we shall not look upon his like again.
Page 152 - There are other monuments around, but the mind refuses to dwell on anything that is not connected with Shakespeare. His idea pervades the place the whole pile seems but as his mausoleum. The feelings, no longer checked and thwarted by doubt, here indulge in perfect confidence; other traces of him may be false or dubious, but here is palpable evidence and absolute certainty.
Page 80 - ... monument of its owner's ambition. The external wall of this royal Castle was, on the south and west sides, adorned and defended by a lake partly artificial, across which Leicester had constructed a stately bridge, that Elizabeth might enter the Castle by a path hitherto untrodden...
Page 50 - ... continued to solicit him, insomuch that he told her if she would ride on horseback naked from one end of the town to the other, in the sight of all the people, he would grant her request. Whereunto she returned, ' But will you give me leave so to do ? ' And he replying
Page 80 - The outer wall of this splendid and gigantic structure enclosed seven acres, a part of which was occupied by extensive stables-, and by a pleasure garden , with its trim arbours and parterres , and the rest formed the large basecourt , or outer yard , of the noble Castle.

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