A topographical survey of the great road from London to Bath and Bristol: With historical and descriptive accounts of the country, towns, villages, and gentlemen's seats on and adjacent to it; illustrated by ... views of the ... scenery. To which is added a ... map of the country three miles on each side of the road; planned from a scale of one inch to a mile, Volume 1

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Page 105 - Who quits a world where strong temptations try, And since 'tis hard to combat, learns to fly ! For him no wretches, born to work and weep, Explore the mine, or tempt the...
Page 107 - Pour des siecles cache, aux regards des mortels, Cet ancien monument, ces pierres, ces autels, Ou le sang des humains offert en sacrifice, Ruissela, pour des Dieux, qu'enfantoit le caprice. Ce monument, sans prix par son antiquite...
Page 28 - ... gardens. The banks along the margin of the Thames, are judiciously varied, forming a noble terrace, which extends the whole length of the gardens ; in the SE quarter of which, a road leads to a sequestered spot, in which is a cottage, that exhibits the most elegant simplicity.
Page 107 - Jersey; a etc presente par les habitans a son Excellence le General Conway, leur Gouverneur. Pour des siecles cache, aux regards des mortels, Cet ancien monument, ces pierres, ces autels, Ou le sang des humains offert en sacrifice, Ruissela, pour des Dieux qu'enfkntoit le caprice.
Page 108 - This curious structure measures sixiy-five feet in circumference, and is composed of forty five large stones, each of them about seven feet in height, from four to six in breadth, and from one to three in thickness ; and contains six perfect lodges or cells. The supposed entrance or passage faces the east, and is fifteen feet in length ; four feet and upwards in breadth, and about four feet in height ; with a covering of rude stones, from eighteen inches to two feet thick. In the removal of this...
Page 142 - ... enemy for two days, without losing any ground ; and the enemy was still beaten off with loss. On Sunday morning, the seven and twentieth of October, by the break of day, one thousand of the earl of Manchester's army, with the trained bands of London, came down the hill ; and passed the river that was by Shaw ; and, undiscovered, forced that guard which should have kept the pass that was near the house ; that was intrenched where sir Bernard Astley lay ; who instantly, with a good body of musketeers,...
Page 93 - ... miraculous powers no record is to be found. In the Fourteenth century, the passage over the river was higher up ; but after a wooden bridge was built, the place began to acquire some degree of consideration. It is now governed by a High Steward, Mayor, and Aldermen. The Mayor, and his Predecessor in office, are Justices of the Peace ; and the former is also Clerk of the Market, Coroner, and Judge of the Town Court, which is held once in three weeks. A handsome chapel stands near the entrance...
Page 56 - Cranford church. The park is well watered by a branch of the river Coin ; and, though it commands no variety of prospects, yet from the distribution of the woods and other accompaniments, it may be deemed a pleasant retirement. Notwithstanding its vicinity to the metropolis, it is celebrated for game, particularly pheasants, which are to be seen in great numbers; considerable pains having been taken for their pre* Ninety-one manor* in all.
Page 110 - There is no trace of the time when it was covered up ; not improbably in that of the Romans, by the Druids themselves, to preserve it, as their most sacred temple, from the violence...
Page 1 - Surry ; on the west by the river Colne, which separates it from Buckinghamshire ; and on the east by the river Lea, which divides it from Essex.

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