Observations, Relative Chiefly to Picturesque Beauty, Made in the Year 1772, on Several Parts of England;: Particularly the Mountains, and Lakes of Cumberland, and Westmoreland. Vol. I. [- II.], Tom 2

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R. Blamire, Strand., 1786
 

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Strona 63 - Millions of spiritual creatures walk the earth Unseen, both when we wake, and when we sleep : All these with ceaseless praise his works behold Both day and night. How often from the steep Of echoing hill or thicket have we heard Celestial voices to the midnight air, Sole, or responsive each to other's note, Singing their great Creator ! oft in bands While they keep watch, or nightly rounding walk, With heavenly touch of instrumental sounds, In full harmonic number join'd, their songs Divide the night,...
Strona 59 - There is a mood, (I sing not to the vacant and the young) There is a kindly mood of melancholy, That wings the soul, and points her to the skies...
Strona 159 - Eden's wild.wood vales pursued On the road-side between Penrith and Appleby there stands a small pillar with this inscription : " This pillar was erected in the year 1656, by Ann, Countess Dowager of Pembroke, &c. for a memorial of her last parting, in this place, with her good and pious mother, Margaret, Countess Dowager of Cumberland, on the 2d of April, 1616; in memory whereof she hath left an annuity of 41.
Strona 154 - THIS CASTLE WAS REPAIRED BY THE LADY ANN CLIFFORD, COUNTESS DOWAGER OF PEMBROKE, &c. IN THE YEAR AFTER THE MAIN PART OF IT HAD LAIN RUINOUS EVER SINCE 1648, WHEN IT WAS DEMOLISHED, ALMOST TO, THE GROUND BY THE PARLIAMENT THEN SITTING AT WESTMINSTER, BECAUSE IT HAD BEEN A GARRISON IN THE CIVIL WARS. IS. LVIII.
Strona 159 - Countess Dowager of Pembroke, &c. for a memorial of her last parting, in this place, with her good and pious mother, Margaret Countess Dowager of Cumberland, on the 2d of April.
Strona 134 - If his foot slip, or if he venture to desert this mark of security, it is possible he may never more be heard of. " At the battle of Solway, in the time of Henry VIII.
Strona 62 - It listens to a symphony dying away at a distance, while other melodious sounds arise close at hand : these have scarcely attracted the attention, when a different mode of harmony arises from another quarter. In short, every rock is vocal; and the...
Strona 137 - ... breastwork, which, though low, was yet several feet in perpendicular height ; but it soon deposited this solid mass, and became a heavy fluid. One house after another it spread round, filled, and crushed into ruins, just giving time to the terrified inhabitants to escape.
Strona 6 - Grafmer, rather on a rifing ground ; and the current, taking it's firft direction towards them, would have undermined them in a few moments, (for the foil was inftantly laid bare) had not a projection of native rock, the interior ftratum, on which the houfes had unknowingly been founded, refitted the current, and given it a new direction.
Strona 183 - It's fides are compofed, of woody hills (loping down in varied declivities; and uniting with the trees at the bottom, which adorn the river. At one end of this valley ftand the ruins of the abbey, which formerly overfpread a large fpace of ground. Befides the grand remains of ruin, there appeared in various parts, among the trees and bufhes, detached fragments, which were once the appendages of this great houfe, One of thefe, which was much admired, feemed evidently to have been a court of juftice....

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