The Peak guide, ed. by T. Noble

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published, 1845 - 80 頁
 

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第 27 頁 - Wheeling unshaken through the void immense ; And speak, O man ! does this capacious scene With half that kindling majesty dilate Thy strong conception, as when Brutus rose Refulgent from the stroke of Caesar's fate, Amid the crowd of patriots ; and his arm Aloft extending, like eternal Jove When guilt brings down the thunder, call'd aloud On Tully's name, and shook his crimson steel, And bade the father of his country hail ? For lo ! the tyrant prostrate on the dust, And Rome again is free...
第 22 頁 - There is no instance of a man before Gibbons who gave to wood the loose and airy lightness of flowers, and chained together the various productions of the elements with a free disorder natural to each species.
第 65 頁 - ... a strong arch over a part of the fissure where the rocks are least separated. Here, leaving the boat, and ascending a stage erected above the level, the attention of the visitor is directed to the dark recesses of the abyss beneath his feet ; and firm, indeed, must be his resolution, if he can contemplate its depths unmoved, or hear them described, without an involuntary shudder. To the depth of ninety feet all is vacuity and gloom ; but beyond that commences a pool of stygian waters, not unaptly...
第 39 頁 - Philosophy, was published in 1678 ; as was also a Dialogue between a Philosopher and a Student of the Common Law of England; and, in 1679, he consigned to the care of a bookseller, his Behemoth, or a History of the Civil Wars from 1640 to 1660, which did not appear till after his death.
第 19 頁 - And the whole prospect so informe and rude, Who is it, but must presently conclude That this is Paradise, which seated stands In midst of desarts, and of barren sands...
第 63 頁 - This road is a mile in length, and carried on in a winding direction, in order to render the natural declivity of the ground passable by carriages. Happy was the imagination that first suggested its name, the gates or portals of the winds ; since, wild as these sons of the tempests are, the massive rocks which nature here presents, seem to promise a barrier sufficiently strong to controul their maddest fury.
第 97 頁 - MADAM, I COULD not miss this opportunity of giving your Ladyship some account of Lord Ross and Lady Ross's journey,-!- and their reception at Belvoir, which look'd more like the progress of a King and Queen through their country, than that of a bride and bridegroom's going home to their father's house.
第 114 頁 - The mineral and medicinal waters of Derbyshire are, as might be expected in a country abounding with fossils, remarkably numerous. All those of a chalybeate and sulphureous nature, arise in beds of shale, and probably derive their impregnation from this substance ; the warm springs also are observed to appear near these beds, though they break out in the stratum of limestone almost exclusively. The most celebrated warm, springs are those at Matlock and Buxton ; they occur likewise at Stony Middleton...
第 49 頁 - ... the extreme levity of inflammable air, now called hydrogen gas. On this discovery, many curious experiments, and particularly that of aerial navigation, have been founded. In the same path of science, he made the important discovery of the composition of water by the union of two airs ; and...
第 19 頁 - Winfield manor, made himself master of Chatsworth Hall, and placed a garrison in it for the king, under the command of Colonel Eyre. In September, 1645, it was held for the royal party by Colonel Shalcross, with a fresh garrison from Welbeck, and a skirmishing force of three hundred horse. It was then besieged by Major Mollanus with four hundred foot, but the siege was raised by the command of Colonel Gell, who ordered the Major and his forces to return to Derby. The...

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