A general history of Malvern (Google eBook)

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Page 178 - They that turn many to righteousness (shall shine) as the stars for ever and ever
Page 261 - Escaped the crowd, thoughts full of heaviness May visit, as life's bitter losses press Hard on my bosom ; but I shall beguile The thing I am...
Page 152 - It was certainly prior to the partition trench before mentioned, which divides the counties of Worcester and Hereford ; for the outward trench of the camp serves for part of this ditch. " Within the distance of a musket-shot of the trenches of the camp, in the parish of Colwall, in Herefordshire, was found, in the year 1650, by Thomas Tayler, near Burstners Cross, as he was digging a ditch round his cottage, a coronet or bracelet of gold, set with precious stones, of a size to be drawn over the arm...
Page 26 - ... often called them Roman, Danish, or Saxon, yet can they only be -attributed to the ancient Britons. One of the most important and considerable of these fortified places is situated on a spot that could not fail to be an object of the utmost attention to the original inhabitants of these territories. This is the Herefordshire Beacon, commanding that which was the only pass through the Malvern ridge of hills, and which is indeed very nearly so to the present hour. The Worcestershire and Herefordshire...
Page 149 - ... out-work, or bastion, of an oval form, containing a sufficient area for the stowage, and even pasturage, of horses and cattle. This is connected by means of a narrow slip of land, running beneath the south-east side of the upper ditch, with a similar kind of bastion, or out-work, ranging eastward, and manifestly intended for similar purposes.
Page 50 - Christian and a humble Monk. His death is universally regretted both by the Clergy and Laity. He died the first of Oct. in the year of our Lord 1135. Let every Christian earnestly pray that his Soul may live in Heaven.
Page 16 - Thou hast of blessing store, No country town hath more ; Do not forget, therefore, To ' praise the Lord.' '' Thou hast a famous church, And rarely builded ; No country town hath such, Most men have yielded. For pillars stout and strong, And windows large and long, Remember in thy song To
Page 25 - ... chiefly on the tops of natural hills, and which can be attributed to none of the various people who have ever dwelt in the adjacent country, except to the ancient Britons, although indeed, the subsequent conquerors...
Page 260 - Nor love too frequent shelter; such as decks The vale of Severn, Nature's garden wide, By the blue steeps of distant Malvern* wall'd, Milvern, a high rid(fe of hills neir Worcester.
Page 154 - ... of Worcester and Gloucester. It appears to be composed of an immense continuation of oblong, conical, and irregular hills, principally covered with fine timber ; the deep shadows of whose luxuriant foliage project over the most beautiful vales, abounding with orchards, corn-fields, and hop-grounds. The distance in the west is finely marked by the range of the Black Mountains, and the hills of Radnorshire. The prospects to the east and southeast are yet more extensive, including a very large proportion...

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