A new gazetteer; or topographical dictionary of the British islands and narrow seas, Volumen1

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LONGMAN, BROWN, 1852
 

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Página 181 - Here die I, Richard Grenville, with a joyful and quiet mind, for that I have ended my life as a true soldier ought to do, that hath fought for his country, queen, religion, and honour...
Página iii - ... the quarter of the county given in which a name might be looked for. We must, in short, repeat with a liberal acquiescence what Mr. Sharp himself remarks of his five years...
Página i - Sharp's New British Gazetteer, or Topographical Dictionary of the British Islands and Narrow Seas : Comprising concise Descriptions of about Sixty Thousand Places, Seats, Natural Features, and Objects of Note, founded on the best Authorities ; full Particulars of the Boundaries, Registered Electors, &c.
Página iii - ... feature. We have no book of similar bulk in the language containing anything like the amount of information of various kinds so well arranged and so easily accessible as intHs new gazetteer. Every article bears the mark of studied, careful, and exact compilation. It comprehends both the topography and the hydrography of the United...
Página 38 - garnished from ' top to toe with the choicest copies of the choicest editions of ' the choicest authors in the choicest bindings...
Página 363 - Rising was a sea-port town, when Lynn was but a marsh, Now Lynn it is a sea-port town, and Rising fares the worse.
Página 359 - ... result was, that the fortress was taken by storm, many of the inhabitants, including twenty monks, were slain, and the city and its people were given up to plunder. Cashel, however, is important chiefly as having been, for centuries, the seat of an archbishop. The ecclesiastical province comprises the dioceses of Cashel, Emly, Limerick, Ardfert and Aghadoe, Waterford, Lismore, Cork, Ross, Cloyne, Killaloe, and Kilfenora; a district very nearly co-extensive with the civil province of Munster.45...
Página 207 - ... monument to the poet Waller, who was born in the town. BLEDLOW Church stands near the edge of a rock, under which, in a deep glen exhibiting some picturesque scenery, issue some springs forming the little lake called Lyde, and being said to wear away the rock, gave rise to the proverb : " They who live, and do abide, Shall see Bledlow Church fall into the Lyde.
Página 131 - It has manufactures of luce and stockings. It has free schools and several charities; and is the seat of the poor-law union of the district, with a workhouse capable of accommodating 500 persons. BARROWS, artificial mounds of earth generally believed to have been erected for sepulchral or monumental...
Página 334 - Canterbury includes the dioceses of St. Asaph, Bangor, Bath and Wells, Canterbury, Chichester, St. David's, Ely, Exeter, Gloucester and Bristol, Hereford, Lichfield, Lincoln, Llandaff, London, Norwich, Oxford, Peterborough, Rochester, Salisbury, Winchester, and Worcester.

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