England Delineated, Or, A Geographical Description of Every County in England and Wales: With a Concise Account of Its Most Important Products, Natural and Artificial, for the Use of Young Persons (Google eBook)

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T. Bensley, 1790 - Great Britain - 425 pages
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Page 13 - Some tracts abound with prospects of a more romantic kind; lofty mountains, craggy rocks, deep narrow dells, and tumbling torrents. Nor are there wanting, as a contrast to so many agreeable scenes, the gloomy features of black barren moors and wild uncultivated heaths.
Page 150 - Horned cattle and other animals are here fed to extraordinary fizes, and many horfes of the large black breed are reared. Woad for the dyers is cultivated in this part. Much of the arable in this county is ftill openfield land : and many fheep are fed on the high grounds.
Page 191 - In days of old here Ampthill's towers were seen, The mournful refuge of an injur'd queen. Here flow'd her pure, but unavailing tears; Here blinded zeal sustain'd her sinking years. Yet Freedom hence her radiant banners wav'd, And love aveng'da realm by priests enslav'd. From Catherine's wrongs a nation's bliss was spread, And Luther's light from Henry's lawless bed.
Page 196 - It poffeffes variety of foil; but on the whole, though intermixed with large heaths, is a fertile country. The principal of thefe heaths are thofe of Ancafter and Lincoln, forming a very extenfive tract, which has however been of late years in great part enclofed.
Page 392 - On her deep waters paints the' impending scene, Wild torrents, crags, and woods, and mountain snows. The northern Cambrians, an industrious tribe, Carry their labours on pigmean steeds, Of size exceeding not Leicestrian sheep, Yet strong and sprightly : over hill and dale They travel unfatigued, and lay their bales In Salop's streets, beneath whose lofty walls Pearly Sabrina waits them with her barks, And spreads the swelling sheet.
Page 113 - Nottinghammire at its fouth-weftern extremity, and thence, croffing obliquely to the eaft, coafts along its whole eaftern fide, becoming towards the northern part the boundary betwixt this county and that of Lincoln. During this whole courfe, the Trent is a large navigable river, imparting fertility to the wide tract of meadows through which it flows, and affording a ready conveyance for the corn and other products of the county. Its chief inconvenience is thac of being fubject to frequent and great...
Page 58 - That called the mixed cloth hall is a building of amazing extent, in which the cloth is placed on benches for fale every market day; and the whole btifinefs is tranfacted within the fpace of an hour, without the leaf!
Page 137 - Welland ; and it has several canals. The soil, in general, affords great quantities of rich grazing land, and is peculiarly fitted for the culture of beans. This country is famous for its large...
Page 102 - The romantic beauties of the Wye, which flows in a deep bed between lofty rocks clothed with hanging woods, and here and there crowned with ruined caftles, have employed the defcriptive powers of the pen and pencil, and frequently engage the curiofity of travellers.
Page 240 - A number of ftreams take their rife from this fide, which, by their clearnefs, fhew the general nature of the foil to be inclined to hardnefs, and not abundantly rich. Flint ftones are fcattered in great profufion over the face of this county ; and beds of chalk are frequently to be met with. It is found, however...

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