Handbook for Travellers in Wiltshire, Dorsetshire, and Somersetshire

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J. Murray, 1882 - 557 páginas
 

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Página 369 - And the stately ships go on To their haven under the hill; But O for the touch of a vanish'd hand, And the sound of a voice that is still ! Break, break, break, At the foot of thy crags, O Sea ! But the tender grace of a day that is dead Will never come back to me.
Página 332 - The repast was dressed in the furnace, and was accompanied by a rich brewage made of the best Spanish wine, and celebrated over the whole kingdom as Bristol milk. This luxury was supported by a thriving trade with the North American plantations and with the West Indies. The passion for colonial traffic was so strong that there was scarce a small shopkeeper in Bristol who had not a venture on board of some ship bound for Virginia or the Antilles.
Página 330 - full of ships from Ireland, Norway, and every part of Europe, which brought hither great commerce and much foreign wealth.
Página 38 - The method of removing the blocks is by cutting grooves, along which fires are lighted, and into which, when heated, cold water is run, which causes the rock to fissure along the groove ; the lever and rope are the only mechanical aids used in transporting and erecting the blocks. The objects of their erection are various — sepulture, marking spots where public events had occurred, &c. It is a curious fact that the Khasian word for a stone,
Página 32 - Everybody who travelled that road was amazed by the number of his attendants. Footmen and grooms, dressed in his family livery, filled the whole inn, though one of the largest in England, and swarmed in the streets of the little town. The truth was that the invalid had insisted that, during his stay, all the waiters and stable-boys of the Castle should wear his livery.
Página 43 - Account, from personal visits, of every Town and Village within a circle of twenty miles round the Metropolis, and the more important Places lying four or five miles beyond that boundary. Alphabetically arranged. By JAMES THOBNE, FSA With Indei of Names, ï vols.
Página 94 - ... into a family pew. The plain altar tomb of St. Osmund, that, moved hither by Wyatt, stood until 1878 below the next arch of the nave; is now replaced in the Lady Chapel on its former site. The effigy of Sir John de Montacute (14) (died 1389) clad in mail and chain armour, is, according to Meyrick, "a good specimen of highly ornamented gauntlets, of a contrivance for the easier bending of the body at the bottom of the breastplate, and of the elegant manner of twisting the hanging sword belt, pendant...
Página 72 - ... wheat in the market, each paying her due proportion towards the same. One of these women, in collecting the several quotas of money, discovered a deficiency, and demanded of Ruth Pierce the sum which was wanting to make good the amount. Ruth Pierce protested that she had paid her share, and said, 'She wished she might drop down dead if she had not.' She rashly repeated this awful wish ; when, to the consternation and terror of the surrounding multitude, she instantly fell down and expired, having...
Página 242 - ... round whose feet the blue sea ripples for ever. In the centre of the bay the softer ' wealden beds' have been worn away, forming an amphitheatre of low sand and clay cliffs. The southern horn is formed by the dark limestone beds of the Purbeck marble. A quaint old-world village slopes down to the water over green downs, quarried, like some gigantic rabbit-burrow, with the stone-workings of seven hundred years.
Página 45 - Improvements, combines with moderate charges all necessary means for the accommodation and comfort of Families and Tourists. The splendid Table d'Hôte and Coffee Room, Reading Rooms, Ladies...

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