Delineations of the North Western Division of the County of Somerset, and of the Mendip Caverns

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author ... London: Longman, Rees, and Company and J. and A. Arch, Cornhill., 1829 - Natural history - 349 pages
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Page 266 - Then delivered he him therefore unto them to be crucified. And they took Jesus, and led him away. And he bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha: where they crucified him, and two other with him, on either side one, and Jesus in the midst.
Page 263 - And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus; and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven; and he fell to the earth and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?
Page 292 - ... occur also fossil in the diluvian gravel; whence it follows that the period in which they inhabited these regions was that immediately preceding the formation of this gravel by that transient and universal inundation which has left traces of its ravages committed at no very distant period over the surface of the whole globe, and since which no important or general physical changes appear to have affected it.
Page 53 - The length of the space inclosed from the inner rampart on the east, to the point of the hill on the west, is about a quarter of a mile, and the medium breadth is about eighty yards, making an area, as supposed, of...
Page 57 - ... work or zig-zag moulding, the most common of any ; and various other kinds rising and falling, jetting out and receding inward alternately, in a waving or undulating manner; — the embattled frette, a kind of ornament formed by a single round moulding, traversing the face of the arch, making its returns and crossings always at right angles, so forming the intermediate spaces into squares alternately open above and below ; specimens of this kind of ornament appear on the great arches in the middle...
Page 89 - A Gothic bishop perhaps thought it proper to repeat such a form in such particular shoes or slippers ; another fancied it would be very decent if such a part of public devotions were performed with a mitre on his head and a crosier in his hand.
Page 54 - ... rampart, seven ditches are sunk across the ridge of the hill, out of which it is probable that the stones were drawn which formed the ramparts, besides which, the whole ground, for a considerable distance in front of the camp, is still covered with loose stones. There are two ramparts, about fifteen feet high from the bottom of the ditch, composed entirely of stones loosely placed, without a blade of grass or plant of any kind; these ramparts, with their corresponding ditches, cross the hill...
Page 183 - Here indeed, Nature, working with a gigantic hand, has displayed a scene of no common grandeur. In one of those moments, when she convulsed the world with the throes of an earthquake, she burst asunder the rocky ribs of Mendip, and tore a chasm across its diameter, of more than a mile in length.
Page 66 - COURT. — In the east wall of the chancel of Kenn Church, in the village of Kenn, near Tatton station, Somersetshire, is an old monument, containing, within a recess, the figures of a man in armour and a woman, with two daughters, kneeling, in the dress of Queen Elizabeth. On the base of the monument is a lady, leaning on her arm, holding an infant in one hand and a book in the other. Above is an inscription : " To Christopher Kenn, Esqre,, who died Jany. 21st, 1593, and to Dame Florence, his widow,...
Page 172 - Edward, [AD 975J who sought retirement at Glastonbury, came to the said forest to hunt; Axbridge being then a Royal Borough. The King, three days previously, had dismissed Saint Dunstan from his court, with great indignation and lack of honour, which done, he proceeded to the wood to hunt, This wood covers a mountain of great height, which being separated at its summit, exhibits to the spectator an immense precipice and horrid gulph, called by the inhabitants Cheddre Clyff.

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