Stanfield's Coast Scenery: A Series of Views in the British Channel, from Original Drawings Taken Expressly for the Work

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Smith, Elder and Company, 1836 - Coasts - 128 pages
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Page 5 - tis, to cast one's eyes so low! The crows and choughs, that wing the midway air, Show scarce so gross as beetles : Half way down Hangs one that gathers samphire; dreadful trade! Methinks, he seems no bigger than his head: The fishermen, that walk upon the beach, Appear like mice; and yon...
Page 53 - After a grateful commemoration of the fifty-five years of union and happiness which he enjoyed with Mabel his wife, the good earl thus speaks from the tomb: "What we gave, we have; What we spent, we had; What we left, we lost.
Page 108 - He, in his youth, strangely aspiring, had made and fitted wings to his hands and feet; with these, on the top of a tower, spread out to gather air, he flew more than a furlong; but the wind being too high...
Page 111 - No place is so settled* to receive and deliver intelligence, for all matters and actions in Europe, from time to time. No town is by nature so settled, either to allure intercourse by sea or to train inhabitants by land, to make it great, fair, rich, and populous : nor is there in the whole circuit of this famous isle any port, either in respect of security or defence, or of traffic or intercourse, more convenient, needful, or rather of necessity to be regarded, than this of Dover.
Page 60 - ... places; declaring, that though he was at war with England, he was not so with mankind. He therefore directed the men to be sent back to their work, with presents; observing, that the Eddystone light-house was so situated, as to be of equal service to all nations having occasion to navigate the channel between England and France.
Page 35 - ... at every wave ; and there being mice in the lower part of the ship, which were disturbed by the water which dashed in, they were hunted in the water by the men, and there had been a rare game going on. However, by...
Page 28 - Fatiguing. standing by nature easy to be fortified ; and for the more strength thereof we have devised two strong castles on either side of the haven, at the mouth thereof; for at the mouth the haven is not past ten score over, but in the middle almost a mile over ; and in length, for a mile and a half, able to bear the greatest ship in Christendom.
Page 42 - CASTLE. by the menaces of the populace, who now threw off all kind of respect for their superiors. Harby, the curate of Newport, a man under peculiar obligations to the Earl of Portland, distinguished himself in spiriting up the besiegers against his lady and children, assigning for...
Page 35 - ' As soon as that was the case, the carpenter went on the quarter-deck to the lieutenant of the watch, to ask him to give orders to " right ship," as the ship could not bear it. However, the lieutenant made him a very short answer, and the carpenter then went below.
Page 38 - He caught hold of the woman, and hung her head over one of the ratlines of the mizen shrouds, and there she hung by her chin, which was hitched over the ratlin; but a surf came and knocked her backwards, and away she went rolling over and over. A captain of a frigate which was lying at Spithead came up in a boat as fast as he could. I dashed out my left hand in a direction towards the woman as a sign to him. He saw it, and saw the woman. His men left off rowing, and they pulled the woman aboard their...

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