The Topographer: Containing a Variety of Original Articles, Illustrative of the Local History and Antiquities of England, Volume 1

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Sir Egerton Brydges
Robson and Clarke, 1789 - Great Britain

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Page 421 - But age and experience have taught me that those were but empty hopes ; for I have always found it true, as my Saviour did foretell, ' Sufficient for the day is the evil thereof.
Page 289 - But, wrapp'd in night with terrours all his own, He speaks in thunder, when the deed is done. Hear him, ye Senates ! hear this truth sublime, " HE WHO ALLOWS OPPRESSION SHARES THE CRIME.
Page 359 - One thousand shall flee at the rebuke of one; at the rebuke of five shall ye flee: till ye be left as a beacon upon the top of a mountain, and as an ensign on an hill.
Page 536 - Table,' (so called by reason that the place wherein they practised those feats was environed with a strong wall made in a round form:) And upon the fourth day, the golden lion, in sign of triumph, being yielded to him ; he carried it (with all the company) to Warwick.
Page 289 - No radiant pearl, which crested Fortune wears, No gem, that twinkling hangs from Beauty's ears, Not the bright stars, which Night's blue arch adorn, 460 Nor rising suns that gild the vernal morn, Shine with such lustre as the tear, that breaks For other's woe down Virtue's manly cheeks.
Page 359 - III. they were but stacks of wood set up on high places, which were fired when the coming of enemies was descried ; but in his reign pitch-boxes, as now they be, were, instead of those stacks, set up : and this properly is a beacon.
Page 289 - E'en now, e'en now, on yonder western shores, Weeps pale despair, and writhing anguish roars ; E'en now in Afric's groves, with hideous yell. Fierce slavery stalks, and slips the dogs of hell; From vale to vale the gathering cries rebound. And sable nations tremble at the sound...
Page 162 - Villiers lies* — alas ! how changed from him, That life of pleasure, and that soul of whim ! Gallant and gay, in Cliefden's proud alcove, The bower of wanton Shrewsbury ')• and love ; Or just as gay, at council, in a ring Of mimic statesmen, and their merry king.
Page 571 - Ion, and afterwards his heir ; and giving the lady Grace, his youngeft daughter, to Henry her eldeft fon. On November 18, 1590, (he was a fourth time left, and to death continued, a widow.
Page 44 - But a hot sunny season coming on before the brood was half fledged, the reflection of the wall became insupportable, and must inevitably have destroyed the tender young, had not affection suggested an expedient, and prompted the parent birds to hover over the nest all the hotter hours, while, with wings expanded, and mouths gaping for breath, they screened off the heat from their suffering offspring.

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