Adams's pocket descriptive guide to the environs of the metropolis

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W. J. Adams, 59, Fleet Street, 1849 - Berkshire (England) - 140 pages

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Page 63 - Hampton takes its name. Here Britain's statesmen oft the fall foredoom Of foreign tyrants, and of nymphs at home ; Here thou, great ANNA ! whom three realms obey, Dost sometimes counsel take — and sometimes tea. Hither the heroes and the nymphs resort, To taste awhile the pleasures of a court ; In various talk th...
Page 131 - Our plenteous streams a various race supply, The bright-eyed perch with fins of Tyrian dye, The silver eel, in shining volumes roll'd, The yellow carp, in scales bedropp'd with gold, Swift trouts, diversified with crimson stains, And pikes, the tyrants of the watery plains. Now Cancer glows with Phoebus...
Page 7 - As one who, long in populous city pent, Where houses thick and sewers annoy the air, Forth issuing on a summer's morn to breathe Among the pleasant villages and farms Adjoin'd, from each thing met conceives delight ; The smell of grain, or tedded grass, or kine, Or dairy, each rural sight, each rural sound...
Page 47 - There is an old tale goes, that Herne the hunter, Sometime a keeper here in Windsor forest, Doth all the winter time, at still midnight, Walk round about an oak, with great ragg'd horns ; And there he blasts the tree...
Page 24 - As reclining, at eve, on yon tombstone I lay ; Or round the steep brow of the churchyard I wander'd, To catch the last gleam of the sun's setting ray.
Page 23 - Universityes, repairing of highwayes, and other good and charitable uses, hath made conveyance of lands of good value to a corporation granted for that purpose. Prayers be to the Author of all Goodness, who makes us myndful to follow his good example.
Page 48 - This obelisk was raised by the command of George II., after the battle of Cnlloden, in commemoration of the services of his son William, Duke of Cumberland, the success of his arms, and the gratitude of his father.
Page 90 - The covert of this eminence is altogether beech, the most lovely of all forest trees, whether we consider its smooth rind or bark, its glossy foliage, or graceful pendulous boughs.
Page 109 - Arcadian, and an excellent substitute for the vinoyards of the south. Leaving the little village of Singlewell to the right, we have a finger-post to guide us, and a few minutes after reach the outskirts of this sequestered village. The first object to which the visitor will naturally direct his attention is the old church, occupying rising ground in nearly the centre of the parish, and having on the southern side an extensive view. The antiquarian may here enjoy a great treat in inspecting the ancient...
Page 99 - Here stood anciently one of the most magnificent of England's royal palaces. Anthony Bee, the " battling Bishop "of Durham, erected the first mansion about the middle of the thirteenth century, and on his death the manor with its possessions fell to the Crown, which is still the rightful owner of the property. John, son of Edward II., was born here in 1315, and was thence called John of Eltham. In the next reign the Parliament was here convened, and Edward IV., after rebuilding it, kept his Christmas...

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