The parliamentary gazetteer of England and Wales.4 vols, Volumen2

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Página 323 - Who hung with woods yon mountain's sultry brow ? From the dry rock who bade the waters flow ? Not to the skies in useless columns tost...
Página 196 - Next came the Queen, in the Sixty-fifth Year of her Age, as we were told, very majestic; her Face oblong, fair, but wrinkled; her Eyes small, yet black and pleasant; her Nose a little hooked; her Lips narrow, and her Teeth black; (a defect the English seem subject to, from their too great use of sugar) she had in her Ears two pearls, with very rich drops; she wore false Hair, and that red...
Página 279 - Mayor, Jurats, and Commonalty of the Town and Port of Hastings in the County of Sussex.
Página 48 - Such a prodigious valley, everywhere painted with the finest verdure, and intersected with numberless hedges and woods, appears beneath you that it is past description; the Thames winding through it, full of ships, and bounded by the hills of Kent. Nothing can exceed this amazing prospect, unless it be that which Hannibal exhibited to his disconsolate troops when he bade them behold the glories of the .Italian plains...
Página 36 - The face of the whole district is described by a modern writer to be "one vast plain, stretching beyond the reach of sight ; interrupted on the southern side by one or two ridges of comparatively high land, but in all its northern portion presenting only some small elevations, which just lift the villages seated upon them above the general level. This whole tract is naturally a marsh, subject to be laid under water in rainy seasons by the rivers which creep through it to the sea, and rendered habitable...
Página 247 - Crown, and the produce of the gardens is applied to Her Majesty's use. Sentinels are posted at the various entrances, and those entrances are opened and closed at the pleasure of the Crown. The housekeeper of the palace (who is the only officer of the royal establishment resident in the palace) formerly employed servants to show the pictures, and received a fee or gratuity for such view as a perquisite of office.
Página 244 - The church is a fine structure, on the side of a hill, on the summit of which is a noble castle, serving both as the shire-house and the county-goal.
Página 35 - Its shape is oblong ; the interior length about 200 feet, the breadth 46, and the height of the vaulted roof 60. This building has neither pillars nor side aisles, but is supported by strong spring buttresses, surmounted with pinnacles. Formerly the space over the east and west windows was decorated with statues, and a variety of other well-executed sculpture.
Página 232 - When the felon was apprehended, he was immediately brought before the lord's bailiff, at Halifax, who kept the common gaol in the town, had the custody of the axe, and was the legal executioner. The bailiff then issued his summons to the constables of four several townships within the liberty, to require four frithburghers within each, to appear before him on a certain day, to examine into the truth of the charge. At the trial, the accuser and the accused were confronted before the Jury, and the...
Página 184 - ... vary the figure of the little lake they command; from the shore, a low promontory pushes itself far into the water, and on it stands a white village with the parish...

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