The British Tourists: Or, Traveller's Pocket Companion, Through England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland. Comprehending the Most Celebrated Tours in the British Islands, Band 5
Richard Phillips, 1809
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Seite 217 - With this ring I thee wed, with my body I thee worship, and with all my worldly goods I thee endow.
Seite 14 - ... from Paris to Petersburg, from Amsterdam to the furthest part of Sweden, and from Dunkirk to the extremity of the south of France, one is served at every inn upon English ware. Spain, Portugal, and Italy are supplied with it; and vessels are loaded with it for the East Indies, the West Indies, and the continent of America.
Seite 216 - As wives, they are chaste, faithful, dutiful, and affectionate. When it is settled that a wedding is to take place, a few days previous to its solemnization, the parents of the parties have what they call a bidding, or meeting of their friends at their separate houses. If they are persons of respectability, the number that attends is prodigious. Where the intended bride lives, great numbers of women and...
Seite 250 - Cadwalader; great, great, great grandson of an illegitimate daughter of an illustrious hero, (no less famed for his irresistible prowess, when mildly approaching under the velvet standards of the lovely Venus, than when sternly advancing with the...
Seite 95 - Rousseau also, and spoke of him " with a kind of religious respect." " Voltaire," he said, " set himself to correct the vices and follies of mankind by laughing at them, and sometimes by treating them with severity, but Rousseau conducts the reader to reason and truth by the attractions of sentiment and the force of conviction. His ' Social Compact ' will one day avenge all the persecutions he suffered.
Seite 21 - This last circumstance is of considerable advantage, as such pieces are always easily transported, and are besides well suited for chamberfires ; which makes this kind of coal sell at a higher price. When the bed of black and bituminous clay is penetrated, the coal is found adhering to it ; but this is not always the case, for there are other mines in the neighbourhood where the roof is of sandstone, which in the points of contact is mixed with coal to the thickness of two or three inches ; the latter...
Seite 12 - ... nothing is in order, everything is out of its place; and this assemblage appears rather an immense magazine, in which things have been thrown at random, than a scientific collection, destined to instruct and honour a great nation.
Seite 216 - To the honor, however, of the Welch gallants, it must be confessed that they very rarely desert the woman who has made them happy ; nor does either sex feel any impropriety in the practice to which we have referred. As wives, they are chaste, iaithful, dutiful, and affectionate.
Seite 217 - ... after some pretended difficulty, she is at length discovered, when they sit down, and, after spending the evening merrily, depart home. Next morning they return again and demand the bride, by repeating several lines in Welch poetry. A kind of refusal is made by her father in a similar kind of poetry; but his consent being at last obtained, the girl is mounted on a horse, behind one of her young male friends, who sets off with her at full speed, to the church where the ceremony is to be performed,...
Seite 218 - I thee endow," the bridegroom puts his hand into his pocket, and produces what money he has about him, which he gives with the ring to the clergyman. The latter takes his fee, and delivers the remainder to the bride. After this, the ceremony concludes at the altar in. the usual c torm.