The Antiquarian and Topographical Cabinet: Containing a Series of Elegant Views of the Most Interesting Objects of Curiosity in Great Britain ...

J. Murray, 1818
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Página 17 - In vain we tune our formal songs, In vain we strive to rise; Hosannas languish on our tongues, And our devotion dies.
Página 7 - YE, who with warmth the public triumph feel Of talents dignified by sacred zeal, Here, to devotion's bard devoutly just, Pay your fond tribute due to Cowper's dust ! England, exulting in his spotless fame, Ranks with her dearest sons his favourite name.
Página 13 - IV.), who then resided at the castle of Wigmore ; and who, in order to revenge the death of his father, had collected some troops in the Marches, and attached the garrison to his cause. On his accession to the throne, he repaired the castle, and made it the court of his son, the Prince of Wales. On the death of Edward, his eldest son was here proclaimed king, by the name of Edward V.
Página 15 - Pennant observes, that its situation is the fittest in the world to inspire religious meditation, amid lofty mountains, woods, and murmuring streams. The church, though small, is reckoned the largest in Snowdonia ; its east window consists of three narrow pointed arches ; it...
Página 46 - Some Roman coins have likewise, according to Borlase, been found in this neighhourhood ; so that it is not unlikely that the Romans had possession of this fortress, which, from its situation near the ford of the river Tamer, was a port of great importance. The earliest historical documents that are known concerning the Castle, mention the displacing of Othomarus de Knivet, its hereditary constable, for being in arms against the Conqueror. It was then, as before mentioned, given to Robert earl of...
Página 17 - Amias, about the year 1501, thought fit to put cardinal Wolsey, then parson of Lymington, into the stocks. This affront was not forgotten when the cardinal came into power; and in 1515, on account of that ancient grudge, he was sent for up to London, and commanded to await the favourite's orders. In consequence he lodged five or six years in this gateway, which he rebuilt ; and to pacify his eminence, he adorned the front with the cardinal's cap, badges, cognizance, and other devices,
Página 28 - ... of the Barony of Suene, who is reported to have built a CASTLE here, of which some important earth-works still remain. These consist of a mount, with an ovalshaped base, surrounded by a ditch; and this again by a rampart, and a second ditch, defended by other embankments, particularly on the east side. The summit of the mount is divided ; the western part is circular, and upwards of 100 feet high ; the other is somewhat of an oval form, and lower. The principal ditch is from thirty-six to fifty...
Página 30 - Then was he conveyed to the Church, and certain Masses sung over him ; upon which handling, if his right wits returned, St. Nunne had the thanks ; but if there appeared small amendment, he was bowssened againe and againe while there remayned in him any hope of life, for recovery.
Página 17 - Gothic architecture : it has three aisles running east and west, ала two cross aisles. The windows are lancet-shaped, very antique, and the western entrance, which answers to the nave in other churches, is a spacious round tower, in imitation of the church of the Holy Sepulchre (a peculiarity which distinguishes all the churches of the knights templars).
Página 39 - ... which furnished him with endless amusement. At a small distance from the place of his residence, a deep and extensive glen, finely clothed with wood, runs up into the mountains. Thither he frequently repaired, and there several of his earliest pieces were written. From that wild and romantic spot he drew as from the life, some of the finest descriptions, and most beautiful pictures of nature, in his poetical compositions. He has been heard to say, for instance, that the description of the owl,...

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