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Seite 57 - To fair Fidele's grassy tomb Soft maids and village hinds shall bring Each opening sweet of earliest bloom, And rifle all the breathing spring. No wailing ghost shall dare appear To vex with shrieks this quiet grove: But shepherd lads assemble here, And melting virgins own their love. No...
Seite 14 - ... iron sledges upon an iron plate near the fire, that so it may not fall in pieces, but be in a capacity to be carried under the hammer. Under which they, then removing it, and drawing a little water, beat it with the hammer very gently, which forces cinder and dross 'out of the matter...
Seite 58 - Cornish, may be reckoned that of decking their doors and porches on the first of May with green boughs of sycamore and hawthorn, and of planting trees, or rather stumps of trees, before their houses.
Seite 14 - ... quarters, they put a load of mine which contains eighteen bushels. A hearth ordinarily, if made of good stone, will last forty foundays, that is, forty weeks, during which time the fire is never let go out. They never blow twice upon one hearth, though they go upon it not above five or six foundays. The cinder, like scum, swims upon the melted metal in the hearth, and is let out once or twice before a sow is cast.
Seite 36 - A sough, also called an adit, is a passage like a vault, cut out under the earth to drain the water from the mine. Add. MS. 6681, p. 928. In the mineral fields in the wapentake of Wirksworth, and probably in the whole mineral district of Derbyshire, it has long been usual for certain adventurers to construct soughs or levels for the purpose of draining, they being remunerated by agreement with the proprietors of the mines, by a portion of the lead ores raised within the district benefited, technically...
Seite 74 - For skirting, the common share is used, but made perhaps somewhat wider than when it is used in the ordinary operation of plowing. In this mode of using the plow, little more than half the sward is pared off; turning the part raised upon a line of unmoved turf. . . . The paring of turf in this case is from one to two inches thick on the coulter margin, decreasing in thickness to a thin feather-edge by which it adheres to the unmoved sward.
Seite 13 - The hearth, or bottom of the furnace, is made of a sandstone, and the sides round, to the height of a yard, or thereabout ; the rest of the furnace is lined up to the top with brick. " When they begin upon a new furnace, they put fire for a day or two before they begin to blow. " Then they blow gently, and encrease by degrees 'till they come to the height, in ten weeks or more.
Seite 88 - and our other Northern parts, they have an old custome after sermon or service on Christmas day, the people will, even in the churches, cry ule, ule, as a token of rejoycing, and the common sort run about the streets, singing, Ule, ule, ule, ule, Three puddings in a pule, Crack nuts and cry ule.
Seite 16 - Underneath is fastned to the barrel a spoke of wood, which they call a swingle, which is drawn back a good way by the calms or cogs in the axis of the wheel, and draws back the barrel, which falls to again by its own weight.
Seite 28 - DRIFT, in mining, a passage cut out under the earth, betwixt shaft and shaft, or turn and turn ; or a passage or way, wrought under the earth, to the end of a meer of ground, or part of a meer.

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