Observations on several parts of England: particularly the mountains and lakes of Cumberland and Westmoreland, relative chiefly to picturesque beauty, made in the year 1772, Band 2

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Seite 63 - Millions of spiritual creatures walk the earth Unseen, both when we wake, and when we sleep : All these with ceaseless praise his works behold Both day and night. How often from the steep Of echoing hill or thicket have we heard Celestial voices to the midnight air, Sole, or responsive each to other's note, Singing their great Creator ! oft in bands While they keep watch, or nightly rounding walk, With heavenly touch of instrumental sounds, In full harmonic number join'd, their songs Divide the night,...
Seite 154 - Cumberland, on the 2d of April, 1616; in memory whereof she hath left an annuity of 4/. to be distributed to the poor of the parish of Brougham, every 2d day of April for ever, upon the stone table placed hard by. Laus Deo...
Seite 154 - Eden's wild.wood vales pursued On the road-side between Penrith and Appleby there stands a small pillar with this inscription : " This pillar was erected in the year 1656, by Ann, Countess Dowager of Pembroke, &c. for a memorial of her last parting, in this place, with her good and pious mother, Margaret, Countess Dowager of Cumberland, on the 2d of April, 1616; in memory whereof she hath left an annuity of 41.
Seite 69 - Caelum non animum mutant qui trans mare currunt. Strenua nos exercet inertia : navibus atque Quadrigis petimus bene vivere. Quod petis hic est, Est Ulubris, animus si te non deficit aequus.
Seite 61 - The effect of the first is not over, when the ecchoes of the second, the third, or perhaps of the fourth, begin. Such a variety of awful sounds, mixing, and commixing, and at the same moment heard from all sides, have a wonderful effect on the mind; as if the very foundations of every rock on the lake were giving way; and the whole scene, from some strange convulsion, were falling into general ruin.
Seite 154 - Countess Dowager of Pembroke, &c. for a memorial of her last parting, in this place, with her good and pious mother, Margaret Countess Dowager of Cumberland, on the 2d of April.
Seite 62 - It listens to a symphony dying away at a distance, while other melodious sounds arise close at hand : these have scarcely attracted the attention, when a different mode of harmony arises from another quarter. In short, every rock is vocal; and the...
Seite 65 - Mattifon, was minifter of this place fixty years ; and died lately at the age of ninety. During the early part of his life, his benefice brought him in only twelve pounds a year. It was afterwards increafed, (I fuppofe by the queen's bounty,) to eighteen ; which it never exceeded.
Seite 251 - ... the rougher form and coat of the cow. The very action of licking herfelf, which is fo common among cows, throws the hair, when it is long, into different feathery flakes; and gives it thofe ftrong touches, which are indeed the very touches of the pencil.—Gows are commonly the moft piclurefque in the months of April, and May, when the old hair is coming off.
Seite 134 - Scarcely any thing was saved except their lives ; nothing of their furniture, few of their cattle. Some people were even surprised in their beds, and had the additional distress of flying naked from the ruin.

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