Kearsley's Traveller's Entertaining Guide Through Great Britain; Or, A Description of the Great and Principal Cross-roads ...

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G. Kearsley, 1801 - Great Britain - 638 pages
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Page 33 - That which a being was, What is it ? show ; That being which it was, it is not now ; To be what 'tis, is not to be, you see ; That which now is not, shall a being be.
Page 17 - Heningham, was desirous of making a parade of his magnificence at the departure of his royal guest; and ordered all his retainers, with their liveries and badges, to be drawn up in two lines, that their appearance might be the more gallant and splendid. " My lord," said the king, "I have heard much of your hospitality; but the truth far exceeds the report. These handsome gentlemen and yeomen, whom I see on both sides of me, are no doubt your menial servants.
Page 19 - that whatever married couple will go to the priory, and kneeling on two sharp-pointed stones, will swear that they have not quarrelled nor repented of their marriage within a year and a day after its celebration, shall receive a flitch of bacon.
Page 217 - Couth, fifteen to the fouth-weft, and eight to the north and weft, the mixed cloths being moiUy made in the neighbourhood of the river Aire, and the white cloths in that of the Calder. Leeds has a manufactory of camlets, which has declined, and a flounthing one if carpets, reiembling thofeofWilton and Scotland.
Page 543 - Middlesex, near Old Brentford, noticed for having one of the most beautiful and extensive prospects over the Thames and adjacent country that can be imagined. GUY'S-CLIFF, Warwickshire, a great cliff on the north side of Warwick, where, in the time of the Britons, was an oratory, and in that of the Saxons, a hermitage, to which Guy, earl of Warwick retired after having defeated Colbrand, the Danish champion, at Mem Hill near Winchester, in the reign of Athelstan. A statue, eight feet in height, was...
Page 347 - Arthur, born not far off, was mortally wounded by his nephew Mordred, who was killed on the fpot. A bloody battle is alfo...
Page 215 - By means of the river Dun, which is navigable within two or three miles of the town, it receives Iron from Hull, and conveys thither its manufactures for exportation to America and the Weft Indies, as well as various parts of Europe.
Page 217 - Leeds is particularly the mart for the coloured and white broad cloths, of which vaft quantities are fold in its cloth-halls. That called the mixed...
Page 631 - By the late Mr. Gray, Author of the Elegy written in a Country Church-yard, &c.
Page 31 - Well, which is said to be always full, and never to run over; and, in a field opposite the vicarage house, rises a spring, called Bishop's Wejl, Well, of which -the common people report many strange cures.

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