A Description of Stonehenge, Abiry, &c. in Wiltshire: With an Account of the Learning and Discipline of the Druids : to which is Added, an Account of Antiquities on Salisbury Plain

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B.C. Collins and S. Crowder, 1783 - Blanc, Mont (France and Italy)

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Page 29 - When the Ear heard her then it blessed her, and when the Eye saw her it gave witness to her : because she delivered the poor that cried and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him. The blessing of Him that was ready to perish came upon her ; and she caused the widow's Heart to sing for Joy.
Page 67 - 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, and takes the cattle, And makes milch-kine yield blood, and shakes a chain In a most hideous and dreadful manner...
Page 18 - Here hills and vales, the woodland and the plain, Here earth and water seem to strive again ; Not chaos-like together crush'd and bruis'd, But, as the world, harmoniously confus'd : Where order in variety we see, And where, though all things differ, all agree.
Page 43 - Tower, which is built on the summit of a lofty artificial mount, and was anciently surrounded by a fosse, now in part filled up, and the remainder converted into a shrubbery and garden, This stately structure is the residence of the governor or constable of the castle, an...
Page 41 - It would be foreign to the purpose of the present work to give a detailed history of the College of St. George. It was incorporated by Edward III. soon after the institution of the order of the Garter and was endowed...
Page 26 - ... sword, mantle, helmet, and crest of each knight ; above these is the banner on which are his armorial bearings, and at the back of the seat an engraved brass plate records his name, style, and titles. The stall of the sovereign is distinguished by a canopy and curtains of purple velvet, embroidered with gold fringe ; on the pedestals of the stalls the life of our Saviour is represented in rich carved work, and on those under the organ gallery are the adventures of St.
Page 21 - With sighs of gratitude the poor deplore Their generous benefactor — now no more. Their tears of love neighbours and children blend, And all bewail their universal friend. Him, who, while living, lived for human kind, And dying, left a spotless name behind.
Page 3 - And Moses wrote all the words of the LORD, and rose up early in the morning, and builded an altar under the hill, and twelve pillars, according to the twelve tribes of Israel.
Page 66 - Surley-hall, about three miles up the river, where a cold collation is provided ; and on their return, a brilliant display of fireworks is exhibited on an eyot a short distance above Windsor Bridge. This spectacle has been frequently graced with the presence of several members of the royal family, and annually attracts a considerable number of distinguished visitors.
Page 37 - Buile was born at Geneva, and died at Windsor Castle on the 30th of October, 1818, aged 82. His remains are deposited in this cathedral. The adjoining one is to the memory of Lieutenant-colonel John Walwyn Beattie, KCB, and major in the 7th Royal Fusileers, who died at Windsor, July 2nd, 1823.

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