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, Part 1

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T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1808 - Cumberland (England)


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Page 175 - If chance the radiant sun with farewell sweet Extend his evening beam, the fields revive, The birds their notes renew, and bleating herds Attest their joy, that hill and valley rings.
Page 162 - It is feen from a fummer-houfe ; before which it's rocky cheeks, circling on each fide, form a little area; appearing through the window, like a picture in a frame. The water falls within a few yards of the eye, which being rather...
Page 18 - What made Vanbrugh ridiculous, was, his applying to fmall houfes, a ftyle of architecture, which could not poffibly fucceed, but in a large one. In a fmall houfe, where the grandeur of a whole cannot be attempted, the eye is at leifure to contemplate parts, and meets with frequent occafion of difguft.
Page 32 - Guy, earl of Warwick, a rib of the dun cow, and other monuments of the prowefs of that hero, are fhewn at the porter's lodge. Thefe remains, (tho fictitious, no doubt,) are not improper appendages of the place ; and give the imagination a kind of tinge, which throws an agreeable, romantic colour on all the veftiges of this venerable pile.
Page 113 - Thefe things being premifed, we may confider the valley as a fpecies of foreground ; the ingredients of which Spencer hath given us in very few words. Through woods, and mountains wild they came at laft Into a pleafant dale, that lowly lay Betwixt two hills, whofe high heads over placed, The valley did with cool fhade overcaft : Through midft thereof a little river rolled.
Page 18 - It's very defects, except a few that are too glaring to be overlooked, give it an appearance of fomething beyond common; and as it is furrounded with great objects, the eye is ftruck with the whole, and takes the parts upon truft. What made Vanburgh ridiculous, was, his applying to fmall houfes, a ftyle of architecture, which could not poffibly fucceed, but in a large one.
Page 148 - Rural confufion ! On the grafly bank Some ruminating lie; while others ftand Half in the flood, and often bending fip The circling furface. In the middle droops The ftrong laborious ox, of honeft front, Which incompos'd he fhakes; and from his fides The troublous infefts lafhes with his tail, Returning ftill.
Page 145 - Amid it's gay Creation, Hues like her's ? Or can it mix them with that matchless Skill, And lose them in each other...
Page 98 - Dread thro' the dun expanfe ; fave the dull found That from the mountain, previous to the ftorm, Rolls o'er the muttering earth, difturbs the flood, And makes the foreft-leaf without a breath.
Page 222 - Soon after the explosion commenced a number of meteorites fell to the ground over an area a mile and a half in length and half a mile in breadth. The following masses have been collected : — 1.

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