Lighthouses: Their History and Romance
Fleming H. Revell, 1895 - Lighthouse Great Britain - 224 pages
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Page 17 - The good old Abbot of Aberbrothock Had placed that bell on the Inchcape Rock; On a buoy, in the storm, it floated and swung, And over the waves its warning rung. When the rock was hid by the surge's swell The mariners heard the warning bell, And then they knew the perilous rock, And blessed the Abbot of Aberbrothock
Page 118 - Winstanley's deed, you kindly folk, With it I fill my lay; And a nobler man ne'er walked the world, Let his name be what it may,
Page 212 - or we fear we shall perish, our water near all gone, our fire quite gone, and our house in a most melancholy manner. ' I doubt not but you will fetch us from here as fast as possible. We can be got off at some part of the tide, almost any weather. ' I need say no more, but remain your distressed humble servant, 'HY.
Page 213 - since which we have not been able to keep any light; but we could not have kept any light above sixteen nights longer for want of oil and candles, which makes us murmur and think we are forgotten.
Page 167 - The inabytants neer by think they suffer by this erection. They affirme I take away God's grace from them.. Their English meaning is that now they shall
Page 121 - The first summer was spent in making twelve holes in the rock, and fastening twelve great irons to hold the work that was to be done afterwards.
Page 61 - a high building at the top of which lights are hung to guide ships at
Page 167 - no more benefitt by shipwreck, for this will prevent yt. They have been so long used to repe profitt by the callamyties of the ruin of shipping, that they clayme it heredytarye, and heavely complayne on me.
Page 212 - Being now in a most dangerous and distressed condition upon the Smalls, do hereby trust providence will bring to your
Page 213 - up this will be so merciful as to cause it to be sent to Thos. Williams, Esq. Trelethin, near St. David's, Wales.