New Guide in Edinburgh: Containing a Description of the City, and the Pleasure Tours in Its Environs

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Page 41 - No sculptur'd marble here, nor pompous lay, " No storied urn nor animated bust ;" This simple stone directs pale Scotia's way To pour her sorrows o'er her poet's dust.
Page 119 - O'er airy steep, through copsewood deep, Impervious to the sun. There the rapt poet's step may rove, And yield the muse the day ; There Beauty, led by timid Love, May shun the tell-tale ray ; From that fair dome, where suit is paid, By blast of bugle free, To Auchendinny's hazel glade, And haunted Woodhouselee.
Page 45 - It was accordingly fitted up," says Grose, " in a very elegant manner. A throne was erected for the sovereign, and twelve stalls for the knights of the order of the Thistle ; but...
Page 46 - House form, rising gradually on the side next the Palace, according to a late measurement, to the height of 822 feet above the level of the sea. Salisbury Crags form the western extremity of the lower hill, which is situated immediately under the rocky top of Arthur's Seat. They present a semicircular body of rocks and precipices, the summit of which is easily reached at the south and north extremities by a gentle acclivity, and affords...
Page 34 - On the north side are a mortar and some gun batteries. The upper part of the castle contains a half-moon battery, a chapel, a parade for exercise, and a number of houses in the form of a square, which are laid out in barracks for the officers.
Page 26 - Within the church, also, lie the remains of James, Earl of Murray, Regent of Scotland, who was basely shot at Linlithgow, by Hamilton of ▀othwellhaugh.
Page 22 - ... feet. The height of the great arches, from the top of the parapet to the base, is 68 feet; the breadth of the bridge within the wall over the arches is 40 feet; and the breadth at each end 50 feet. The...
Page 26 - Church, contains seats for the Magistrates of the city, the Judges of the Court of Session, the Barons of Exchequer, and the Commissioner to the General Assembly.
Page 64 - ... a window. The inner walls, which are divided and ornamented in a similar manner with the outer ones, are terminated by rows of small Gothic turrets. The windows between the buttresses in them are of stained glass. The great eastern window, which is 30 feet in height, is of Birmingham construction. Below the Chapel on the south side is a range of arched burial vaults, and there is a cemetery on the east of it. The Chapel has no gallery, and the roof is supported by two rows of light and elegant...

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