The Beauties of England and Wales, or, Delineations, topographical, historical, and descriptive, of each county, Volume 4
John Britton, Edward Wedlake Brayley, James Norris Brewer, Joseph Nightingale, John Evans, John Hodgson, Francis Charles Laird, Frederic Shoberl, John Bigland, Thomas Rees, Thomas Hood, John Harris
Printed by Thomas Maiden, for Vernor and Hood [and 6 others], 1803 - Architecture
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Abbey acres afterwards aisles ancient antiquity appears arches arms barrows beautiful belonging Bideford Bishop Bishop of Exeter borough building built called Castle Cathedral Chapel charter Church considerable Corfe Castle Courtenay Crown Dartmoor Devon Devonshire distance Domesday Book Dorchester Dorsetshire Duke Earl Earl of Devon east Edward eminence enemy England entrance erected Exeter expence feet formerly four granted ground Hamoaze height hill horse inches inhabitants inscription Isle Isle of Purbeck King land late latter length Lord manor mansion Mayor miles monument nearly number of houses observes ornamented parish Parliament Plymouth possessed Powderham Castle present principal Queen rampart reign Richard river river Exe river Frome rocks Roman ruins Saxon seat Sherborne Sherborne Castle ships side Sir John situated stone Tamar tion Tiverton tower town village walls Wareham Weymouth whole William wood
Page 141 - Here Reynolds is laid, and, to tell you my mind, He has not left a wiser or better behind ; His pencil was striking, resistless, and grand ; His manners were gentle, complying, and bland ; Still born to improve us in every part, His pencil our faces, his manners our heart...
Page 253 - Here die I, Richard Grenville, with a joyful and quiet mind, for that I have ended my life as a true soldier ought to do, that hath fought for his country, queen, religion, and honour...
Page 435 - ... thick crust, extremely baked. His table cost him not much, though it was good to eat at. "His sports supplied all but beef and mutton; except...
Page 122 - ... was of great cost and value. Many other of the rooms were well adorned with mouldings and fret-work, some of whose marble clavils were so delicately fine, that they would reflect an object true and lively from a great distance.
Page 435 - In the hole of the desk were store of tobacco pipes that had been used. " On one side of this end of the room was the door of a closet wherein stood the strong beer and the wine, which never came thence but in single glasses, that being the rule of the house exactly observed ; for he never exceeded in drink or permitted it. On the other side was the door of an old chapel, not used for devotion.
Page 505 - Pensive hast follow'd to the silent tomb, Steer'd the same course to the same quiet shore, Not parted long, and now to part no more ! Go, then, where only bliss sincere is known! Go, where to love and to enjoy are one! Yet take these tears, mortality's relief, And till we share your joys, forgive our grief: These little rites, a stone, a verse receive, 'Tis all a father, all a friend can give!
Page 194 - The many fatal accidents which happened from ships running upon these dreadful rocks, cither in the night, at high water, or in bad weather, occasioned a strong desire of contriving some method of warning mariners of their danger; and at length, in the year 1696) notwithstanding the insuperable difficulties which seemed to attend the plan, Mr. Henry Winstanley,* of Littlebury, in Essex...
Page 505 - Of softest manners, unaffected mind, Lover of peace, and friend of human kind : Go live ! for Heaven's eternal year is thine, Go, and exalt thy mortal to divine.