Topography of Great Britain: or, British traveller's directory: Being an accurate and comprehensive description of all the counties in England, Scotland, and Wales; as also the adjacent islands. Illustrated with maps of the counties, forming a complete British atlas

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第 62 頁 - He for the passage sought, attempted since So much in vain, and seeming to be shut By jealous Nature with eternal bars. In these fell regions, in Arzina caught...
第 77 頁 - This appeared from the declaration she made respecting the choice of a husband. She firmly resolved to marry none but a knight of great prowess : and her father, to confirm her purpose, and to procure and encourage a number of...
第 123 頁 - This modest stone, what few vain marbles can, May truly say, Here lies an honest man : A Poet, blest beyond the Poet's fate, Whom Heaven kept sacred from the Proud and Great : Foe to loud praise, and friend to learned ease, Content with science in the vale of peace. Calmly he look'd on either life, and here Saw nothing to regret, or there to fear ; From Nature's...
第 103 頁 - An original genius, a citizen of nature. There is no instance before him of a man who gave to wood the loose and airy lightness of flowers, and chained together the various productions of the elements with the free disorder natural to each species.
第 96 頁 - In appearance and manners, as well as acquirements, Mr. Brindley was a mere peasant. Unlettered, and rude in speech, it was easier for him to devise means for executing a design, than to communicate his ideas concerning it to others.
第 80 頁 - He told me there was; but that very few people ventured to go through into it, on account of the frightful appearance at the top of the hole, where the ftones feemed to be almoft loofe, as if ready to fall and clofe up the paffage.
第 45 頁 - In the year 1718 he procured a patent to enable him to secure the profits, thus arising from his address and ingenuity, for the term of fourteen years; but his days verged to a close, and, before half this period had elapsed, treachery and poison had brought him to the grave. The Italians, whose trade rapidly decreased, from the success of the new establishment, were exasperated to vengeance, and vowed the destruction of the man whose ingenuity had thus turned the current of their business into another...
第 58 頁 - The glass was brought from Dale Abbey, when it was dissolved, and was intended to convey an idea of the following circumstances. According to tradition, the keepers of the park or forest, being disturbed by the encroachments of the monks, carried their complaints to the king ; and with a view of representing this fact, they are painted upon the glass in green habits, standing before him with this inscription, 'Whereof we complain unto the king;' when they receive this answer, 'Go and tell him to...
第 97 頁 - ... settled the whole plan in his mind. In his calculations of the powers of machines, he followed a plan peculiar to himself; but indeed the only one he could follow without instruction in the rules of art. He would work the question some time in his head, and then set down the result in figures: then taking it up in this stage, he would...
第 78 頁 - Within this gulph some twine-makers have established their manufactory and residence ; and the combination of their machines and rude dwellings, with the sublime features of the natural scenery, has a very singular effect. Proceeding about thirty yards, the roof becomes lower, and a gentle descent conducts, by a detached rock, to the interior entrance of this tremendous hollow. Here, the blaze of day, which has been gradually softening, wholly disappears, and...

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