A Tour, in 1787, from London, to the Western Highlands of Scotland: Including Excursions to the Lakes of Westmorland and Cumberland, ...

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L. Davis; Messrs. Robson and Clarke; W. Lowndes; H. Gardner; and J. Walker - 303 pages
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Page ix - Alas ! your fathers did by other arts Draw those kind ties around their simple hearts, And led in other paths their ductile will ; By succour, faithful counsel, courteous cheer, Won them the ancient manners to revere, To prize their country's peace, and heaven's due rites fulfil.
Page ix - Meantime by Pleafure's lying tales allur'd, From the bright fun and living breeze ye ftray ; And deep in London's gloomy haunts immur'd, Brood o'er your fortune's, freedom's, health's decay. O blind of choice and to yourfelves untrue ! The young grove fhoots, their bloom the fields renew, The manfion...
Page 220 - But what principally distinguishes the chapel, is a small tomb or monument on the south side of the altar ; on the top of which lies a female figure, extended in the manner that effigies are usually exhibited, praying on ancient tombs. This figure, which is very delicately designed, some have ignorantly called an image of the Virgin Mary ; though...
Page 73 - And oft the craggy cliff he lov'd to climb, When all in mist the world below was lost : What dreadful pleasure ! there to stand sublime, Like shipwreck'd mariner on desert coast, And view th...
Page ix - From the bright fun and living breeze ye ftray ; And deep in London's gloomy haunts immur'd, Brood o'er your fortune's, freedom's, health's decay. O blind of choice and to yourfelves untrue ! The young grove fhoots, their bloom the fields renew, The manfion afks its lord, the fwains their friend ; While he doth riot's orgies haply mare, Or tempt the gamefter's dark, deftroying fnare, Or at fome courtly fhrine with flavifh incenfe bend. XIII. And XIH. And yet full oft...
Page vii - To fee fo many noble manfions adorned with painting and with fculpture, and placed amid fuch glorious fcenery ; endeared too to the owners by the recollection of their having been the abode of their anceftors : to fee , fuch places as thefe deferted ; to fee one poor folitary figure, who ferves to make the...
Page 274 - ... by the royal service of finding the king a right hand glove at his coronation, and to support his right arm that day as long as he should hold the sceptre in his hand, paying yearly £23 8s.
Page 184 - ... buildings, formed into admirable ftreets, which brought us to the more complete part, St. Andrew's Square, where the fafhionable Hotel of Dun prefented itfelf in Golden Capitals.
Page 293 - By this account taken from the prefent appearance of this place, it may eafily be judged, that it was contrived for a much weightier purpofe than to carry on a love-intrigue, as a certain author will have it, viz. that Mortimer ordered this paifage to be cut out, for a private way to come to the Queen's apartments, and that from thence it got the name oí Mor timer
Page 63 - JBe, ing to whom they were dedicated. . Full of fuch ardent reflections on the various prejudices of the world, and the undurable works of man, we returned the fame rough and unpleafant road, the motto

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