Excursions in the County of Surrey: Comprising Brief Historical and Topographical Delineations, Together with Descriptions of the Residences of the Nobility and Gentry, Remains of Antiquity, and Other Interesting Objects of Curiosity : Forming a Complete Guide for the Traveller & Tourist : Illustrated with Fifty Engravings, Including a Map of the County
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Page 109 - This was the fatal period of that virtuous fabric, wherein yet nothing did perish but wood and straw, and a few forsaken cloaks ; only one man had his breeches set on fire, that would perhaps have broiled him, if he had not by the benefit of a provident wit put it out with bottle ale.
Page 77 - Father of light and life, thou Good Supreme ! O teach me what is good ; teach me Thyself! Save me from folly, vanity, and vice, From every low pursuit ; and feed my soul With knowledge, conscious peace, and virtue pure ; Sacred, substantial, never-fading bliss!
Page 128 - LIKE as the damask rose you see, Or like the blossom on the tree, Or like the dainty flower of May, Or like the morning of the day, Or like the sun, or like the shade, Or like the gourd which Jonas had; Even such is man, whose thread is spun, Drawn out, and cut, and so is done.
Page 109 - King Henry making a Masque at the cardinal Wolsey's House, and certain Cannons being shot off at his entry, some of the Paper, or other stuff", wherewith one of them was stopped, did light on the Thatch, where being thought at first but an idle...
Page 110 - were kept bears, bulls, and other beasts to be baited, as also mastiffs in several kennels, nourished to bait them. These bears and other beasts are there kept in plots of ground scaffolded about for the beholders to stand safe.
Page 39 - On the ground-floor are eight spacious rooms, besides the hall of entrance, and the great staircase. In the principal front, a flight of thirteen steps, leads to the great entrance, under a pediment supported by Corinthian columns. The situation is well chosen, commanding various views of the water and plantations in the park.
Page 77 - The Castle of Indolence,' &c. who died at Richmond, on the 22nd of August, and was buried there on the 29th, OS 1748. The Earl of Buchan, unwilling that so good a man and sweet a poet should be without a memorial, has denoted the place of his interment for the satisfaction of his admirers, in the year of our Lord 1792.
Page 197 - Cooper's hill eternal wreaths shall grow, While lasts the mountain, or while Thames shall flow). I seem through consecrated walks to rove ; I hear soft music die along the grove : Led by the sound, I roam from shade to shade, By godlike poets venerable made : Here his first lays majestic Denham sung ; There the last numbers flow'd from Cowley's tongue.
Page 109 - The King's players had a new play, called All is True, representing some principal pieces of the reign of Henry the Eighth, which was set forth with many extraordinary circumstances of pomp and majesty, even to the matting of the stage ; the Knights of the order, with their Georges and Garter, the guards with their embroidered coats and the like; sufficient, in truth, within a while to make greatness very familiar, if not ridiculous.