A Series of Picturesque Views of Seats of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland: With Descriptive and Historical Letterpress, Volume 1

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Page 27 - There the most daintie Paradise on ground It selfe doth offer to his sober eye, In which all pleasures plenteously abownd, And none does others happinesse envye ; The painted flowres, the trees upshooting hye, The dales for shade, the hilles for breathing space, The trembling groves, the christall running by, And, that which all faire workes doth most aggrace, The art which all that wrought appeared in no place.
Page 19 - For, having an ample fortune, he expended it in the most generous manner; his house being kept open three days every week for the gentry : and the poor were as constantly fed with the remnants of his hospitable entertainments. In short, his ability and disposition were so exactly proportioned to each other, that it was difficult to determine which had the greatest share in his numberless acts of beneficence.
Page 2 - A parliament was held in the fortress under Henry II, in 1170, at which William the Lion, King of Scotland, and his brother David, attended as feudal barons of the realm. Great additions were made to the fortifications by Henry III In the sixth year of Edward I a grand tournament was held in the adjoining park; this monarch, with his son, continually resided in the castle, which became the birthplace of several of their children ; among whom the most celebrated was...

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