The Beauties of Wiltshire: Displayed in Statistical, Historical, & Descriptive Sketches, Illustrated by Views of the Principal Seats &c, with Anecdotes of the Arts, Volumen2
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Página 147 - T'entomb his Britons slain by Hengist's guile: Or Druid priests, sprinkled with human gore, Taught mid thy massy maze their mystic lore: Or Danish chiefs, enrich 'd with savage spoil, To victory's idol vast, an unhewn shrine, Rear'd the rude heap, or in thy hallow'd ground Repose the kings of Brutus...
Página 23 - Alfred the Great, AD 879, on this summit erected his standard against Danish invaders ; to him we owe the origin of juries, and the creation of a naval force. Alfred, the light of a benighted age, was a philosopher, and a Christian ; the father of his people, and the founder of the English monarchy and liberties.
Página 167 - Providence over these kingdoms, in the year 1789, by restoring to perfect health, from a long and afflicting disorder, our excellent and beloved Sovereign George III., this tablet was inscribed by Thomas Bruce, Earl of Ailesbury.
Página 209 - ... of his ear near one hundred feet high, and from ear to tail one hundred feet long. The learned editor of Camden thinks, that it was made to commemorate this celebrated victory, p.
Página 241 - Talbot county, for maintaining and teaching poor children to read write and account, and instructing them in the knowledge and practice of the Christian religion, as professed and taught in the Church of England...
Página 167 - Ailesbury, as a testimony of gratitude to his ever honoured uncle, Charles, Earl of Ailesbury and Elgin, who left to him these estates, and procured for him the Barony of Tottenham ; and of Loyalty to his most gracious Sovereign George III., who, unsolicited, conferred upon him the honour of an Earldom ; but, above all, of piety to God, first highest, best, whose blessing consecrates every gift, and fixeth its true value, 1781.
Página 207 - Alfred granted them better terms than they could expect. He agreed to give up the whole kingdom of the East Angles, to such as would embrace the Christian religion, on condition that they would oblige the rest of their countrymen to quit the island, and, as much as it was in their power, prevent the landing of any more foreigners. For the performance thereof, he took hostages; and when, in...