A Handbook for Travellers in Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, and Herefordshire ...

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J. Murray, 1872 - Gloucestershire (England) - 337 pages
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Page 211 - Now was excited his delight in rural pleasures, and his ambition of rural elegance : he began from this time to point his prospects, to diversify his surface, to entangle his walks, and to wind his waters...
Page 21 - Proprietor. This favourite and first-class Hotel, situated near the Kursaal, Promenade, and Theatre, commands one of the most charming views in Baden. The Hotel and Dépendance consist of One Hundred and Sixty Sleeping Apartments, elegant Sitting-rooms, and a Garden for the use of visitors.
Page 68 - ... Hills on one side, with the expansive and charming valley scenery of Worcestershire, bounded by the Bredon and Cotswold Hills on the other. Of Great Malvern — the salubrity of the air and the purity of the water, its invigorating effects in summer and winter, and the beauties of the place — it is superfluous to speak. As a winter residence, also, the dryness and high temperature of Malvern is shewn by conclusive and- trustworthy testimony, and is confirmed by comparative tables of winters,...
Page 61 - MINERALS : these are found in masses, in beds, or in veins, and occasionally in the beds of rivers. Specimens of the following are contained in the Cabinet :— Iron, Manganese, Lead, Tin, Zinc, Copper, Antimony, Silver, Gold, Platina, &c.
Page 61 - Cabinet with five trays, comprising the following specimens, viz.: — MINERALS which are either the components of Rocks or occasionally imbedded in them : — Quartz, Agate, Chalcedony, Jasper, Garnet, Zeolite, Hornblende, Augite, Asbestus, Felspar, Mica, Talc, Tourmaline, Calcareous Spar, Fluor, Selenite, Baryta, Strontia, Cryolite, Salt, Sulphur, Plumbago, Bitumen, &c.
Page 112 - ... and their friends, there was no time of the day without diversion. Breakfast in her gallery that opened into the gardens; then, perhaps, a deer was to be killed, or the gardens and parks with the several sorts of deer, to be visited; and if it required mounting, horses of the duke's were brought for all the company. And so, in the afternoon, when the ladies were disposed to air, and the gentlemen with them, coaches and six came to hold them all. At half an hour after eleven the bell rang to prayers,...
Page 78 - Penzance stands unrivalled for the variety and quiet beauty of its scenery, whilst the mildness of its climate is admirably adapted to invalids. Apartments en suite. Ladies
Page 129 - The nine men's morris* is fill'd up with mud ; And the quaint mazes in the wanton green, For lack of tread, are undistinguishable...
Page 277 - In darkness, and amid the many shapes Of joyless day-light; when the fretful .stir Unprofitable, and the fever of the world, Have hung upon the beatings of my heart, How oft, in spirit, have I turned to thee, O sylvan Wye ! Thou wanderer thro' the woods, How often has my spirit turned to thee!
Page 128 - What county man are you, that you know not how to wind up a Jack ? ' Will Jackson answered very satisfactorily : ' I am a poor tenant's son of Colonel Lane in Staffordshire. We seldom have roast meat, but when we have we don't make use of a Jack/ which in some measure assuaged the maid's indignation.

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