The Peak Guide: Containing the Topographical, Statistical, and General History of Buxton, Chatsworth, Edensor, Castlteon [!] Bakewell, Haddon, Matlock, and Cromford; with an Introduction, Giving a Succinct Account of the Trade and Manufactures of the County; an Alphabetical List of Noblemen and Gentlemen's Seats, and Several Road Sketches ...

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publisher, 1830 - 130 頁
 

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第 18 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 23 頁 - 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 123 頁 - The tangled knots, and smooth the ravell'd fleece; Next moves the iron hand with fingers fine, Combs the wide card, and forms the eternal line: Slow, with soft lips, the whirling Can acquires The tender skeins, and wraps in rising spires; With quicken'd pace successive rollers move, And these retain, and those extend the rove; Then fly the spoles, the rapid axles glow, And slowly cireumvolves the labouring wheel below.
第 61 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 xiii 頁 - Hargraves was applicable only to the spinning of cotton for weft, being unable to give to yarn that degree of firmness and hardness which is required in the longitudinal threads or warp. But this deficiency was soon after supplied by the invention of the spinning-frame, by Richard Arkwright, an individual whose biography is full of interest.
第 123 頁 - Where Derwent guides his dusky floods, Through vaulted mountains, and a night of woods, The nymph Gossypia treads the velvet sod, And warms with rosy smiles the watery god...
第 39 頁 - To sum up her character with the brevity here required — she was a woman of a masculine understanding and conduct; proud, furious, selfish, and unfeeling. She was a builder, a buyer and seller of estates, a moneylender, a farmer, and a merchant of lead, coals, and timber...
第 59 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 xiii 頁 - ... the expectations of enterprising men, and in 1767, Hargraves constructed a machine called a spinning-jenny, which enabled a spinner to spin eight threads with the same facility that one had previously been spun ; and the machine was subsequently brought to such perfection as to enable a little girl to work no fewer than from eighty to one hundred and twenty spindles. Hargraves thus opened the way to those splendid inventions and discoveries that have created and sustained a vast current of public...
第 95 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.

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