Description of Browsholme hall ... and of the parish of Waddington. Also a collection of letters in the possession of T.L. Parker [the author].

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第 2 頁 - His gardens next your admiration call, On every side you look, behold the wall ! No pleasing intricacies intervene, No artful wildness to perplex the scene ; Grove nods at grove, each valley has a brother, And half the platform just reflects the other.
第 30 頁 - Captain and you are also to observe and follow such Orders and Directions as you shall from time to time receive from...
第 17 頁 - consisted of a footway through verdant fields and flowery gardens," and Thoresby says, "that alderman Cooksou had erected here a very pleasant seat with terras, walks, &c." 170) . At Waddington, in Craven, Robert Piirker, of Browsholme, founded an hospital for ten widows; the trustees to choose one sober and orthodox person to read daily morning and evening prayers ; also to take care that the chapel of the hospital never be converted into a school, or to any other use but to the worship and service...
第 11 頁 - Browsholme is a large house of red stone, with a centre, two wings, and a small fa9ade in front, of that species which was peculiar to the time of Elizabeth and James I. There is a good old library, a large miscellaneous collection of ancient coins, and a valuable assemblage of MSS. relating principally to the antiquities of the neighbourhood. Another relic, the skull, which...
第 17 頁 - Hodder brawling at a great depth beneath the chapel, washes the foot of a tall conical knowl, covered with oaks to its top, and is soon lost in overshadowing woods beneath. But it is for the pencil and not the pen to do justice to this scene. On the opposite hill, and near the keeper's house, are the remains of a small encampment, which have been supposed to be Roman, but the remains are too inconsiderable to justify any conjecture about them. At no great distance a cairn of stones was opened, and...
第 17 頁 - Esq. as it has long been by his ancestors. Here have been two lawns or enclosures for the deer, Radholme Laund, and Lathgram Park. " The beautiful river Hodder, famous for its umber, rising near the cross of Crete, and passing through the parish of Sladeburn (or Slaidburne), intersects the forest, and forms the only ornamental scenery of a tract otherwise bleak and barren, by its deep and fringed banks. On one of these is the little chapel of Whitewell, together with an inn, the courthouse of Bowland,...
第 91 頁 - and resolve not to leave that foul title of traitor as " an inheritance to my posterity ; you may take my " head from my shoulders, but not my heart from my
第 13 頁 - The hall, 40 feet long, is furnished with many antiquities, such as the Ribchester Inscription of the 20th Legion, celts, fibulae, different pieces of armour, and particularly a small spur, found in the apartment called King Henry the Sixth, at Waddington Hall. Among the rest is a complete suit of buffleather, worn by the head of the family, a sufferer for his loyalty, in the great rebellion. The papers of the family contain many curious and original documents of those times.
第 17 頁 - At no great distance a cairn of stvnps was opened, and found to contain a sort uf'khr. vaen, and a skeleton : it is singular that neither of these remains have been noticed by Rauthmell, a diligent and accurate investigator of the Roman antiquities of his own neighbourhood : but as he was Minister of Whitewell, he could scarcely be ignorant of this encampment, and may therefore be presumed not to have thought it Roman. On an adjoining height was discovered a quarry and manufactory of querns or portable...

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