Black's Guide to Devonshire

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Página 266 - Ford was of the first order of poets. He sought for sublimity, not by parcels, in metaphors, or visible images, but directly where she has her full residence in the heart of man ; in the actions and sufferings of the greatest minds.
Página 263 - DISCONTENTS IN DEVON. MORE discontents I never had Since I was born than here, Where I have been, and still am sad, In this dull Devonshire ; Yet, justly too, I must confess I ne'er invented such Ennobled numbers for the press, Than where I loathed so much.
Página 244 - I know a bank whereon the wild thyme blows, Where ox-lips and the nodding violet grows ; Quite over-canopied with lush woodbine, With sweet musk-roses, and with eglantine...
Página 257 - NEAR a small village in the West, Where many very worthy people Eat, drink, play whist, and do their best To guard from evil Church and steeple, There stood — alas ! it stands no more ! — A tenement of brick and plaster, Of which, for forty years and four, My good friend Quince was lord and master.
Página 150 - ... its Castle, Rome Rome by virtue of its Capitol, and Egypt Egypt by virtue of its Pyramids, so is Bideford Bideford by virtue of its Bridge. But all do not know the occult powers which have advanced and animated the said wondrous bridge for now five hundred years, and made it the chief wonder, according to Prince and Fuller, of this fair land of Devon : being first an inspired bridge ; a soul-saving bridge ; an almsgiving bridge ; an educational bridge ; a sentient bridge ; and last, but not least,...
Página 266 - tis her privilege, Through all the years of this our life, to lead From joy to joy : for she can so inform The mind that is within us, so impress With quietness and beauty, and so feed With lofty thoughts, that neither evil tongues, Rash judgments, nor the sneers of selfish men, Nor greetings where no kindness is, nor all The dreary intercourse of daily life, Shall e'er prevail against us, or disturb Our cheerful faith, that all which we behold Is full of blessings.
Página 157 - Imagine a narrow vale between two ridges of hills somewhat steep ; the southern hill turfed ; the vale which runs from east to west covered with huge stones and fragments of stones among the fern that fills it ; the northern ridge completely bare, excoriated of all turf and all soil, the very bones and skeleton of the earth ; rock reclining upon rock, stone piled upon stone, a huge and terrific mass.
Página 130 - Jonas: but who is that short, sturdy, plainly dressed man, who stands with legs a little apart, and hands behind his back, looking up, with keen gray eyes, into the face of each speaker? His cap is in his hands, so you can see the bullet head of crisp brown hair and the wrinkled forehead, as well as the high cheek bones, the short square face, the broad temples, the thick lips, which are yet firm as granite.
Página 150 - Exeter proclaimed, throughout his diocese, indulgences, benedictions, and ' participation in all spiritual blessings for ever,' to all who would promote the bridging of that dangerous ford ; and so, consulting alike the interests of their souls and of their bodies, ' make the best of both worlds.
Página 195 - Baldwin de Redvers, Earl of Devon and lord of the Isle of Wight.

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