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Page 183 - If chance the radiant sun with farewell sweet Extend his evening beam, the fields revive, The birds their notes renew, and bleating herds Attest their joy, that hill and valley rings.
Page 229 - Soon after the explosion commenced a number of meteorites fell to the ground over an area a mile and a half in length and half a mile in breadth. The following masses have been collected : — 1.
Page 40 - ... point, of the noble pile it inverts. The armour, and tilting fpear of the celebrated Guy, earl of Warwick, a rib of the dun cow, and other monuments of the prowefs of that hero, are fhewn at the porter's lodge. Thefe remains, (tho fictitious, no doubt,) are not improper appendages of the place ; and give the imagination a kind of tinge, which throws an agreeable, romantic colour on all the veftiges of this venerable pile.
Page xxvii - But he may certainly break an ill-formed hillock ; and fhovel the earth about him, as he pleafes, without offence. He may pull up a piece of awkward paling — he may throw down a cottage...
Page 18 - The very fites of many of thefe. ancient edifices are now obliterated by the plough ; yet ftill fo many elegant ruins of this kind are left ; that they may be called, not only one of the peculiar features of Englifh landfcape ; but may be ranked alfo among it's moft picturefque beauties.
Page 28 - It's very defects, except a few that are too glaring to be overlooked, give it an appearance of fomething beyond common; and as it is furrounded with great objects, the eye is ftruck with the whole, and takes the parts upon truft. What made Vanburgh ridiculous, was, his applying to fmall houfes, a ftyle of architecture, which could not poffibly fucceed, but in a large one.
Page 63 - Great Nature scorns control : she will not bear One beauty foreign to the spot or soil She gives thee to adorn : 'tis thine alone To mend, not change her features.
Page 170 - It is seen from a summer-house; before which it's rocky cheeks circling on each side form a little area; appearing through the window like a picture in a frame. The water falls within a few yards of the eye, which being rather above its level, has a long perspective view of the stream, as it hurries from the higher grounds; tumbling, in various, little breaks, through...