A Perambulation of the Antient and Royal Forest of Dartmoor, and the Venville Precincts: Or, A Topographical Survey of the Antiquities and Scenery

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C. E. Moat, 1856 - 362 Seiten
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Seite 336 - I oft have heard of Lydford law, How in the morn they hang and draw. And sit in judgment after.
Seite 134 - Scarce images of life, one here, one there, Lay vast and edgeways; like a dismal cirque Of Druid stones, upon a forlorn moor, When the chill rain begins at shut of eve, In dull November, and their chancel vault, The Heaven itself, is blinded throughout night.
Seite 122 - Glittering lances are the loom, Where the dusky warp we strain, Weaving many a soldier's doom, Orkney's woe, and Randver's bane. See the grisly texture grow ! ('Tis of human entrails made) And the weights, that play below, Each a gasping warrior's head. Shafts for shuttles, dipp'd in gore, Shoot the trembling cords along. Sword, that once a monarch bore, Keep .the tissue close and strong.
Seite 346 - Then Samuel took a stone, and set it between Mizpeh and Shen, and called the name of it Eben-ezer, saying, Hitherto hath the Lord helped us.
Seite 1 - Ask where's the North? at York, 'tis on the Tweed; In Scotland, at the Orcades; and there, At Greenland, Zembla, or the Lord knows where.
Seite 337 - More, to these men that lie in lurch There is a bridge, there is a church, Seven ashes, and one oak ; Three houses standing, and ten down ; They say the parson hath a gown, But I saw ne'er a cloak. Whereby you may consider well, That plain simplicity doth dwell, At Lydford, without bravery ; And in the town, both young and grave, Do love the naked truth to have, No cloak to hide their knavery.
Seite 14 - God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills ; a land of wheat, and barley, and vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates ; a land of oil olive, and honey...
Seite 108 - tis so long, it is not very wide, For two are the most that together can ride ; And e'en...
Seite 262 - ... doubt that a soil must gradually lose those of its constituents which are removed in the seeds, roots, and leaves of the plants raised upon it. The fertility of a soil cannot remain unimpaired, unless we replace in it all those substances of which it has been thus deprived. Now this can only be done by manure.
Seite 46 - Behold this heap, and behold this pillar, which I have cast betwixt me and thee; this heap be witness, and this pillar be witness, that I will not pass over this heap to thee, and that 29 thou shalt not pass over this heap and this pillar unto me, for harm.

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