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The Beauties of England and Wales, Or, Delineations, Topographical ...
Edward Wedlake Brayley,John Britton
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Page 854 - SWEET AUBURN! loveliest village of the plain; Where health and plenty cheered the labouring swain, Where smiling spring its earliest visit paid, And parting summer's lingering blooms delayed : Dear lovely bowers of innocence and ease, Seats of my youth, when every sport could please, How often have I loitered o'er thy green, Where humble happiness endeared each scene...
Page 551 - Hampden, that he had a head to contrive, a tongue to persuade, and a hand to execute, any mischief.
Page 586 - London dead : Much good, some ill, he did ; so hope all's even, And that his soul through mercy's gone to heaven.
Page 599 - Men have lost their reason in nothing so much as their religion, wherein stones and clouts make martyrs ; and, since the religion of one seems madness unto another, to afford an account or rational of old rites requires no rigid reader.
Page 923 - Smooth to the shelving brink a copious flood Rolls fair and placid; where collected all, In one impetuous torrent, down the steep It thundering shoots, and shakes the country round. At first, an azure sheet, it rushes broad ; Then whitening by degrees, as prone it falls, And from the loud-resounding rocks below Dash'd in a cloud of foam, it sends aloft A hoary mist, and forms a ceaseless shower.
Page 103 - Llwyd they worked so fresh there for a considerable time that they frightened some young workmen out of the work. This was when we were driving levels and before we had got any ore: but when we came to the ore, they then gave over and I heard no more talk of them. Our old miners are no more concerned at hearing them blasting, boring holes, landing leads, etc.
Page 891 - I held a tower in France, till all the old women in Wales heard of it; and now the old women of France shall hear how I defended the Welsh castle.
Page 194 - Where his glowing eye-balls turn, Thousand banners round him burn : Where he points his purple spear, Hasty, hasty Rout is there, Marking with indignant eye Fear to stop, and Shame to fly. There Confusion, Terror's child, Conflict fierce, and Ruin wild, Agony, that pants for breath, Despair and honourable Death.
Page 194 - Gwyneth's shield, and Britain's gem. He nor heaps his brooded stores, Nor on all profusely pours; Lord of every regal art, Liberal hand, and open heart. Big with hosts of mighty name, Squadrons three against him came; This the force of Eirin hiding, Side by side as proudly riding, On her shadow long and gay Lochlin...