Observations, relative chiefly to picturesque beauty ... on several parts of England; particularly the mountains, and lakes of Cumberland and Westmoreland. [Another] (Google eBook)

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Page 185 - If chance the radiant sun with farewell sweet Extend his evening beam, the fields revive, The birds their notes renew, and bleating herds Attest their joy, that hill and valley rings.
Page 231 - Soon after the explosion commenced a number of meteorites fell to the ground over an area a mile and a half in length and half a mile in breadth. The following masses have been collected : 1.
Page 28 - What made Vanbrugh ridiculous, was, his applying to fmall houfes, a ftyle of architecture, which could not poffibly fucceed, but in a large one. In a fmall houfe, where the grandeur of a whole cannot be attempted, the eye is at leifure to contemplate parts, and meets with frequent occafion of difguft. This immenfe pile ftands in the middle of an extenfive park. The fituation is, in general, flat. A lawn, proportioned to the houfe...
Page xxvii - But he may certainly break an ill-formed hillock ; and fhovel the earth about him, as he pleafes, without offence. He may pull up a piece of awkward paling he may throw down a cottage...
Page 170 - The water falls within a few yards of the eye, which being rather above its level, has a long perspective view of the stream, as it hurries from the higher grounds; tumbling, in various, little breaks, through...
Page 18 - England, that a delicious valley could fcarcely be found, in which one of them was not ftationed. The very fites of many of thefe ancient edifices are now obliterated by the plough ; yet ftill fo many elegant ruins of this kind are left ; that they may be called, not only one of the peculiar features of Englifh landfcape ; but may be ranked alfo among it's moft picturefque beauties.
Page 108 - Rolls o'er the muttering earth, difturbs the flood, And makes the foreft-leaf without a breath. This tremulous fhudder is fometimes even ftill more partial : It will run in lengthened parallels, and feparate the reflections upon the furface, which are loft on one fide, and taken up on the other. This is perhaps the moft...
Page 235 - It mews the fpot to be fo barren, that even the greateft fource of abundance can produce nothing. The whole valley indeed joined in impreffing the fame idea. Fruitful nature, making in every part of her ample range, unremitting efforts to vegetate, could not here produce a fingle germin. As we proceeded, the grandeur of the valley increafed. We had been prepared indeed to fee the higheft precipices, which the country produced.
Page 52 - ... was conveyed into her chamber : and her arrival was announced through the country by a peal of cannon from the ramparts ; and a difplay of fireworks at night.
Page 40 - The armour, and tilting fpear of the celebrated Guy, earl of Warwick, a rib of the dun cow, and other monuments of the prowefs of that hero, are fhewn at the porter's lodge. Thefe remains, (tho fictitious, no doubt,) are not improper appendages of the place ; and give the imagination a kind of tinge, which throws an agreeable, romantic colour on all the veftiges of this venerable pile.

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