Walks in Yorkshire: The North East, Comprising Redcar, Saltburn, Whitby, Etc., and the Moors and Dales Between the Tees, the Derwent, the Vale of York and the Sea

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J.R. Smith, 1866
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Page 71 - The fire-flash shines from Reculver cliff, And the answering light burns blue in the skiff, And there they stand, That smuggling band, Some in the water, and some on the sand, Ready those contraband goods to land ; The night is dark, they are silent and still, — At the head of the party is Smuggler Bill ! «Now lower away! come, lower away! We must be far ere the dawn of the day. ' If Exciseman Gill should get scent of the prey, And should come, and should catch us here, what...
Page 26 - ... more or less accurately rounded, varying from 8 or 9 to 18 or 20 feet in diameter, and from 3 to 6 feet deep, having a space through the midst for the road. The village stands above the ground on all sides, so that no water could drain in, and on the south-west boundary and along part of the north-eastern face run banks apparently in part artificial, and outside the first a broad level as if made for a road or other purpose. The pits are not in rows but lie like irregular honey-comb cells separated...
Page 51 - Saxon sundial with an inscription carved on the stone panels at each side which tells us that Orm the son of Gamal bought Saint Gregory's minster when it was all broken down and fallen, and he caused it to be made new from the ground, to Christ and Saint Gregory, in the reign of Edward the King, in the days of Tosti the Earl. Round the dial itself are the words : THIS IS D^GES SOL MERCA yŁT ILCVMTIDE — this is the day's sun mark at every tide; and below the dial is written: Hawarth made me and...
Page 22 - Moor,' says a quaint old guidebook, ' stands a hollow obelisk erected in memory of Captain Cook by the late Mr. Campion, of Whitby, which tells of the Captain's virtues and the times and places of his birth and death, on three iron plates, at a wearisome length to read when the cold winds are sweeping over the moor.
Page 55 - considering the position of the kist, set with careful attention to the cardinal points ; the two circles of stone ; the number of these stones, which, if completed, appeared to be 26; it seemed no unreasonable conjecture that the construction contained traces of astronomical knowledge, of the solar year, and weekly periods.
Page 16 - Canny Yatton," though many still think Rosebury " t'biggest hill i' all Yorkshur, aboon a mahle an a hawf heegh an as cawd as ice at t* top on't i
Page 29 - Mowbrays. JROFESSOR PHILLIPS says this region "is one of the pleasantest parts of Yorkshire, being in general fertile, well-sheltered and woody, with magnificent hills and mountains for the back ground of rich domestic pictures.
Page 26 - DS Banks (see pp. 269 and 233) :— "The country all around Egton Bridge is especially fine. The British village at the grange, lying in a corner, on the moor top, above the village of Delves and between east and west Arncliffe wood, has a like extensive prospect. The site of this, marked 'pits ' on the Ordnance map, and the road to it are fenced from the surrounding land. The enclosure may be said to represent roughly a figure of 8 with the centre line removed and two slits in the ends for the road...

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