Letters Written During a Tour Through South Wales: In the Year 1803 and at Other Times

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C. and R. Baldwin, 1804 - 80 páginas
 

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Página 351 - ... in that state of life in which it has pleased God to place them...
Página 351 - m afraid you wilfully overlook the religious side of the question, Mary; the divine command to do our duty in that state of life in which it has pleased God to call us.
Página 101 - Weave the warp, and weave the woof, The winding-sheet of Edward's race ; Give ample room, and verge enough, The characters of hell to trace ; Mark the year, and mark the night, When Severn shall re-echo with affright The shrieks of death, through Berkley's roof that ring, Shrieks of an agonizing King!
Página 228 - Has seen this broken pile complete, Big with the vanity of state ; But transient is the smile of fate ! A little rule, a little sway, A sunbeam in a winter's day, Is all the proud and mighty have Between the cradle and the grave.
Página 60 - Exegi monumentum aere perennius Regalique situ pyramidum altius, Quod non imber edax, non Aquilo impotens Possit diruere aut innumerabilis Annorum series et fuga temporum.
Página 376 - Mongst Hatterill's lofty hills, that with the clouds are crowned, The valley Ewias lies, immured so deep and round, As they below, that see the mountains rise so high, Might think the straggling herds were grazing in the sky: Which in it such a shape of solitude doth bear, As Nature at the first appointed it for prayer...
Página 216 - If pleasure be worth purchasing, how great a pleasure is it to him, who has a true taste of life, to ease an aching heart ; to see the human countenance lighted up into smiles of joy, on the receipt of a hit of ore which is superfluous and otherwise useless in a man's own pocket ? What could a man do better with his cash?
Página 227 - While strayed my eyes o'er Towy's flood, Over mead and over wood, From house to house, from hill to hill, Till contemplation had her fill.
Página 100 - Weave the warp, and weave the woof, The winding sheet of Edward's race. Give ample room, and verge enough The characters of hell to trace. Mark the year, and mark the night, When Severn shall re-echo with affright ; The shrieks of death, thro...
Página 380 - Herbert," that Sir John Morley, Knt. Lord of Ragland Castle, resided here in the reign of Richard II. Mr. Jones says it was built by Sir William Thomas, and his son William Earl of Pembroke, who was beheaded at Banbury. Sir W. Thomas lived in the reign of Henry V...

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