An Exploration of Exmoor and the Hill Country of West Somerset: With Notes on Its Archaeology

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Seeley and Company, limited, 1895 - Exmoor (England) - 324 pages
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Page 250 - The sun came up upon the left, Out of the sea came he ! And he shone bright, and on the right Went down into the sea. Higher and higher every day, Till over the mast at noon — " The wedding-guest here beat his breast, For he heard the loud bassoon.
Page 277 - And now, beloved Stowey! I behold Thy church-tower, and, methinks, the four huge elms Clustering, which mark the mansion of my friend; And close behind them, hidden from my view, Is my own lowly cottage, where my babe And my babe's mother dwell in peace!
Page 240 - The nautical element is well represented. No less than three graves have the whole or part of the following : ' Tho Borus blast and Neptune's waves Have toss'd me to and fro In spite of both by God's decree I harbour here below Where I do now at anchor lay With many of our fleet Yet once again I must set sail Our Saviour Christ to meet.
Page 65 - Halfdene came with twenty-three ships to Devonshire in Wessex ; and he was there slain, and with him eight hundred and forty men of his army: and there was taken the war-flag which they called the RAVEN.
Page 188 - Sonne, I forgive thee, and pray God to bless thee for this brave resolution. If I live, I shall love thee the better for it : God's will be done.
Page 73 - A daily labouring man by the work of his hand and sweat of his brow having gotten a little money, was desirous to have a place to rest himself in old age, and therefore bestowed it on some acres of waste land, and began to build a house thereon near, or not far from, one of these...
Page 1 - Pinkworthy Pond— The Chains— Moles Chamber and its story — Roads— Climate — Minerals — The Brendon Hills — The Quantock Hills. THE western portion of the county of Somerset consists of very broken and hilly ground, covering an area some thirty miles in length by fifteen in breadth. It is bounded on the north by the Bristol Channel, on the east by the Quantock Hills, and on the south and west by Devonshire. The largest and most mountainous tract is that occupying the extreme west —...
Page 25 - Geology 2 5 perhaps, dwellings for younger sons. It is certainly difficult otherwise to explain the elaboration of some of these artistic patterns. The fertility of the farms, of course, depends in a great measure on their situation. Few in England enjoy a soil more productive than that of those homesteads which are dotted about in the valley between Quantock and Brendon, or the rich marsh lands of Carhampton and Dunster. This new red sandstone is a famous fertilizer. But in the higher lands, matters...
Page 133 - I also shall forget thee not, Here by the unwelcome summer rain confined ; But often shall hereafter call to mind How here...
Page 7 - Down, Dulverton Common, and Haddon Down, to Heydon Down and Main Down, near Wiveliscombe, whence the high land trends away to the Stogumber and Crowcombe valley above mentioned...

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