A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 2

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Hurst and Blackett, 1855 - Country homes

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Page 119 - The great Alcides of the field, valiant Lord Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury, created, for his rare success in arms, Great Earl of Washford, Waterford, and Valence, Lord Talbot of Goodrig and Urchinfield, Lord Strange of Blackmere, Lord Verdón of Alton, Lord Cromwell of Wingfield, Lord Furnival of Sheffield "—
Page 84 - the founder coming to court, the Queen told him, ' Sir Walter, I hear you have erected a Puritan foundation ! ' ' No, madam,' saith he ; ' far be it from me to countenance anything contrary to your established laws; but I have set an acorn which, when it becomes an oak, God alone knows what will be the fruit thereof.
Page 25 - o'er ruins old ; Of right choice food are his meals, I ween, In his cell so lone and cold. The walls must be crumbled, the
Page 213 - The situation of Mortham is eminently beautiful, occupying a high bank, at the bottom of which the Greta winds out of the dark, narrow, and romantic dell, and flows onward through a more open valley to meet the Tees, about a quarter of a
Page 146 - Their acquaintance began early: the life of each was pictured on the other's mind : their conversation therefore was endearing, for when they met, there was an immediate coalition of congenial notions.
Page 213 - root among their crevices, as well as with the hue of the ivy. which clings round them in profusion, and hangs down from their projections in long sweeping tendrils. At other points the rocks give place to precipitous banks of earth, bearing large trees intermixed with cope wood.
Page 147 - finely wrought, behind which were placed in the wall several seats, of frieze stone also, cut in the form of an escallop shell, in which the company, when aweary, might repose themselves. " The apartments within were very splendid, especially the dining-room, which was adorned, besides paint, with statues
Page 213 - nearer to the junction with the Tees. The river runs with very great rapidity over a bed of solid rock, broken by many shelving descents, down which the stream dashes with great noise and impetuosity, vindicating its etymology, which has been derived from the Gothic
Page 84 - contrary to your established laws; but I have set an acorn which, when it becomes an oak, God alone knows what will be the fruit thereof.'
Page 55 - For ever mirth's best nursery 1 May pure contents For ever pitch their tents Upon these downs, these meads, these rocks, these mountains ; And peace

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