A New Picture of the Isle of Wight: Illustrated with Twenty-six Plates of the Most Beautiful and Interesting Views Throughout the Island, in Imitation of the Original Sketches, Drawn and Engraved

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T. Baker, and for Sherwood, Neely and Jones, 1813 - Isle of Wight (England) - 158 pages
 

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Page 114 - Forgive, blest shade, the tributary tear, That mourns thy exit from a world like this ; Forgive the wish that would have kept thee here, And stayed thy progress to the seats of bliss • No more confined to grov'ling scenes of night, No more a tenant pent in mortal clay, Now should we rather hail thy glorious flight, And trace thy journey to the realms of day.
Page 17 - Welcome to a land of rest: Thus the choir of angels sing, As they bear the soul on high, While with hallelujahs ring All the regions of the sky.
Page xvii - As we entered Lymington River, we found a fresh proof of the probability of the ancient union between Vectis and the main. The tide was gone, and had left vast stretches of ooze along the deserted shores. Here we saw lying on the right, a huge stump of a tree, which our boatman informed us had been dragged out of the water. He assured us...
Page 43 - ... scenery here, contrasts finely with the highly cultivated portion of the island to the eastward. The Freshwater Cliffs, for their immense height and chalky appearance, may rival any of the white cliffs of Albion ; or even those of Dover. The height of the famed cliff alluded to by Shakspeare, is here equalled by a long extended range of perpendicular precipices ; and the awful occupation of the bold gatherer of samphire, is here combined with the taking of the eggs, and destroying the birds that...
Page 15 - I have heard," says the knight, " and partly know it to be true, that not only heretofore there was no lawyer nor attorney in owre island; but, in Sir George Carey's time, an attorney coming in to settle in the island, was, by his command, with a pound of candles hanging...
Page 36 - ... being given, and the king beginning the attempt, he soon found he had made a false calculation. Having protruded his head and shoulders, he could get no further : and what was worse, he could not draw himself back. His friends at the bottom heard him groan in his distress, but were unable to relieve him. At length, however, by repeated efforts, he got himself disengaged ; but made, at that time, no further attempt.
Page 40 - Faith served for sails, the sacred word for card, Hope was his anchor, glorie his reward : And thus with gales of grace, by happy venter, Through straits of death, heaven's harbour he did enter.
Page 36 - ... put him in mind of that liberty, of which he was so cruelly deprived. In the mean time, he was totally careless of his person. He let his beard and hair grow, and was inattentive to his dress. " During the time of his imprisonment in Carisbrook castle, three attempts were made, chiefly by the gentlemen of the island, to rescue him. Lord Clarendon gives us...
Page 35 - But as this was refused, he spent two or three hours every morning in walking on the ramparts of the castle. Here he enjoyed at least a fine air and an extensive prospect ; though every object he saw, the flocks straying carelessly on one side, and the ships sailing freely on the other, put him in mind of that liberty of which he was so cruelly deprived.
Page 35 - Charles bore with patience and equanimily ; and endeavoured, as much as possible, to keep his mind employed, lie had ever been impressed with serious thoughts of religion, which his misfortunes had now strengthened and confirmed. Devotion, meditation, and reading the scriptures, were his great consolation. The few books he had brought with him into the castle, were chiefly on religious subjects, or of a. serious cast.

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