A gentleman's tour through Monmouthshire and Wales, in the months of June and July, 1774. [on large paper. Interleaved].

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Page 86 - I'll sweeten thy sad grave: Thou shalt not lack The flower, that's like thy face, pale primrose; nor The azur'd hare-bell, like thy veins; no, nor The leaf of eglantine, whom not to slander, Out-sweeten'd not thy breath...
Page 73 - The view of Pembroke and its caftle, from the river, is very grand. The town is fituated upon the ridge of a long and narrow rock, gradually afcending to the higheft point, on which ftands the caftle, at the edge of the precipice. If I may compare fmall things with great, it refembles much the iltuation of Edinburgh.
Page 12 - of its former magnificence are still visible; splendid palaces, which once emulated with their gilded roofs the grandeur of Rome ; for it was originally built by the Roman princes, and adorned with stately edifices ; a gigantic tower, numerous baths, ruins of temples, and a theatre, the walls of which are partly standing. Here we still see...
Page iii - ... parts, as good as the nature of the country will admit of; that the inns, with a few exceptions, are comfortable, and that the people are univerfally civil and obliging.
Page 74 - I may compare small things with great, it much resembles the situation of Edinburgh. " The castle is of Norman architecture, mixed with early Gothic. The principal tower, which is uncommonly high and perfect, has even its stone vaulted roof remaining. The walls of this tower are fourteen feet in thickness, the diameter of the space within is...
Page 76 - Pembrokeshire women, who, even * in the midst of summer, wear a heavy cloth gown ; and, instead of a cap, a large handkerchief wrapt over their heads, and tied under their chin. This...
Page 77 - Pembroke fh i re ; for in the other parts of Wales, the women, as well as the men, wear large beaver hats, with broad brims, flapping over their moulders.
Page 179 - Oa page 246 of the same volume Lord Lyttleton says : " Our last visit in Wales was to Chirk Castle ; it was destroyed in the Civil Wars, and hath been rebuilt ; it is a bad imitation of an old castle, the most...
Page 29 - ... the river, carried it away completely. — He then conceived a noble design of raising a single arch over this ungovernable stream, which he accordingly completed ; but the crown of the arch being very light and thin, it was soon forced upwards by the heavy pressure of the butments, which were necessarily loaded with an immense quantity of earth, that the ascent of the bridge might be more practicable.

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