Mogg's Southampton railway, and Isle of Wight guide

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Page 8 - O softly-swelling hills! On which the Power of Cultivation lies, And joys to see the wonders of his toil.
Page 6 - The portico and colonnade, of duplicated pillars of the Ionic order, at the grand entrance, and indeed the general design of these elevations, are in a superior style of magnificence. The park and gardens, with the ground on which the palace now stands, are three miles in circumference.
Page 32 - These solid masses are of such a ponderous magnitude, that they form high eminences of the most capricious shapes, while their intermediate spaces become deep valleys, in which houses are built, and even ashes and elms are seen to flourish, sheltered from the storms and spray of the sea by the hospitable shades of the lofty fragments.
Page 12 - ... used by the founder. In the record-room at the top of the spiral staircase, which occupies one of the turrets, the duke of Monmouth was confined in 1685, on his way from the west of England to London. The brethren...
Page 41 - ... Direction for the English Traviller." London, 1643. Brit. Mus. 1205. (9). A New Travelling Map of England, Wales and Scotland; Drawn from all the Surveys which have hitherto been made of particular Counties, describing the Direct and principal Cross Roads, Cities, Boroughs, Market Towns and Villages, to which is added the actual distance from one Market Town to another, and exact admeasurement of each place from London. By Edward Mogg. London, 1810. Excellent map. Brit. Mus. 577. e. 2. The Traveller's...
Page 32 - ... distance of more than a mile from the sea: in this interval of rock and water, colossal fragments of stone, torn or sunk from the precipice by some great convulsion of nature, are scattered below in the most irregular confusion. These solid masses are of such...
Page 11 - On the sides of this room hang whole-length pictures of James I. Charles II. and James II. the two latter by Sir Peter Lely; William III. and his queen, and vice-admiral Sir Richard Onslow receiving the Dutch flag after the victory in 1797. The latter was painted by John...
Page 18 - Basing's first military glory dates from the memorable battle fought between the Danes and the Saxons, commanded by King Ethelred and his brother Alfred, in the year 871, in which the latter were defeated. It became still more famous, however, for the gallant stand made against the forces of the Parliament, in the reign of Charles the First, by John Pawlet, Marquis of Winchester, a lineal descendant of Hugh de Port,* Lord of Basing, who.
Page 9 - Pain's hill. The beauty and unexpected variety of the scene, the happy situation, elegant structure, and judicious form, of the buildings ; the flourishing state, uncommon diversity, and contrasted groupage, of VOL. n. D BOOK. iv. the trees, and the contrivance of the water, will not fail to awaken the most pleasing sensations.
Page 38 - Passing under the aforesaid tower into the second court, every spectator must be struck with the elegant and uniform style of the ancient buildings with which it is surrounded.

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