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Black's Picturesque Tourist and Road and Railway Guide Book Through England ...
Adam and Charles Black (Firm)
Visualització completa - 1859
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Pàgina 191 - The lordly structure itself, which rose near the centre of this spacious enclosure, was composed of a huge pile of magnificent castellated buildings, apparently of different ages, surrounding an inner court, and bearing in the names attached to each portion of the magnificent mass, and in the armorial bearings which were there blazoned, the emblems of mighty chiefs who had long passed away...
Pàgina 59 - King William II., surnamed Rufus, on the breast, of which stroke he instantly died on the 2nd August 1 100. "King William II., surnamed Rufus, being slain as before related, was laid in a cart belonging to one Purkess and drawn from hence to Winchester and buried in the cathedral church of that city.
Pàgina 313 - This dog had been through three months' space A dweller in that savage place. Yes, proof was plain that since the day On which the traveller thus had died The dog had watched about the spot, Or by his master's side : How nourished here through such long time He knows, who gave that love sublime, And gave that strength of feeling, great Above all human estimate.
Pàgina 292 - It is not only the very smallest chapel, by many degrees, in all England, but is so mere a toy in outward appearance, that were it not for its antiquity, its wild mountain exposure, and its consecrated connexion with the final hopes and...
Pàgina 293 - Tree! a living thing Produced too slowly ever to decay; Of form and aspect too magnificent To be destroyed.
Pàgina 190 - The outer wall of this splendid and gigantic structure enclosed seven acres, a part of which was occupied by extensive stables-, and by a pleasure garden , with its trim arbours and parterres , and the rest formed the large basecourt , or outer yard , of the noble Castle.
Pàgina 266 - ... on the east It is of great antiquity, and is supposed by some to have been one of those hills called Laws, where in ancient times justice was administered. In 1788, a handsome obelisk was erected on its summit in commemoration of the Revolution of 1688. About a mile to the south of the town, at a spot where the river almost bends upon itself, and hence called Water Crook, are the...
Pàgina 299 - Grave, the origin of which is involved in obscurity. It consists of two stone pillars, standing at the opposite ends of a grave fifteen feet asunder, and tapering from a circumference of eleven feet six inches at the base to seven feet at the top. Between these are four other stones ; the whole are covered with Runic or other unintelligible carvings. Near them is another stone called the Giant's thumb. These remains are said to have once formed a monument erected to the memory of Owen Cœsarius,...
Pàgina 191 - We cannot but add, that of this lordly palace, where princes feasted and heroes fought, now in the bloody earnest of storm and siege, and now in the games of chivalry, where beauty dealt the prize which valour won, all is now desolate.
Pàgina 132 - A great part of Carew Castle is in a state of excellent preservation, and it ranks among the most beautiful and interesting ruins in the principality. It was one of the royal demesnes of the princes of South Wales, and with seven others, was given as a dowry with Nest, daughter of Rhys ap Tew Dwr, to Gerald de Windsor, an ancestor of the Carew family. Henry VII. is said to have been entertained here in his progress to Bosworth Meld.