Westmorland, Cumberland, Durham, and Northumberland, Volume 2

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H. Fisher, R. Fisher, & P. Jackson, 1832 - 220 pages
 

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Page 63 - Ever charming, ever new, When will the landscape tire the view; The fountain's fall, the river's flow, The woody valleys, warm and low ; The windy summit, wild and high, Roughly rushing on the sky! The pleasant seat, the ruined tower, The naked rock, the shady bower ; The town and village, dome and farm, Each give each a double charm, As pearls upon an ^Ethiop's arm.
Page 90 - This pillar was erected in the year 1656, by Ann, Countess Dowager of Pembroke, &c. for a memorial of her last parting, in this place, with her good and pious mother, Margaret, Countess Dowager of Cumberland, on the 2d of April, 1616; in memory whereof she hath left an annuity of 41.
Page 122 - Why dost thou, tyrant, boast thyself, Thy wicked works to praise; when his Majesty stood up and called for the 56th Psalm, beginning, Have mercy, Lord, on me I pray, For man would me devour, which the congregation, with good feeling, immediately sang.
Page 49 - Wash'd from the naked roots of oak and pine The crumbling soil ; and still at every fall Down the steep windings of the...
Page 124 - CALM. Is this the lake, the cradle of the storms, Where silence never tames the mountain-roar, Where poets fear their self-created forms, Or, sunk in trance severe, their God adore ? Is this the lake, for ever dark and loud With wave and tempest, cataract and cloud ? Wondrous, O Nature! is thy sovereign power, That gives to horror hours of peaceful mirth ; For here might beauty build her summer-bower ! Lo ! where yon rainbow spans the smiling earth, And, clothed in glory, through a silent shower...
Page 151 - On the door within the porch is a curious metallic ring, or knocker, sculptured with a terrific visage, in bold relief, and well executed, with which persons claiming sanctuary in the night-time were accustomed to alarm the inmates of the cathedral.
Page 85 - Skipton-in-Craven, in the year of our Lord God 1659 ; so as she came to lie in it herself for a little while in September, 1661, after it had been ruinous, without timber or any covering, ever since the year 1521, when it was burnt by a casual fire.
Page 97 - Cumberland, is seated on an eminence in a beautiful and spacious park, within the township of the same name. The site of this edifice was anciently occupied by a Roman city, and the sea is supposed to have approached very near to its walls. Leland remarks, that " men alyve have sene rynges and staples yn the walles, as yt had bene stayes or holdes for shyppes.
Page 102 - Another method of implication, whereby the king's consent is presumed, is as to all corporations by prescription, such as the city of London, and many others, which have existed as corporations, time whereof the memory of man runneth not to the contrary: and therefore are looked upon in law to be well created.
Page 152 - Blessed St. Cuthbert, for a long time, led a most solitary life in the borders of the Picts, at which place great concourse of people daily used to visit him ; and from whom, by the providence and grace of God, never any returned without great comfort. This caused both young and old to resort unto him, taking great pleasure both to see him and to hear him speak. In which time it happened, that the daughter of the king of the province, having illicit commerce with one of...

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