Black's Picturesque Tourist and Road-book of England and Wales

A. and C. Black, 1846 - 429 pàgines

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Bath to Bridport through Shepton Mallet Ilchester and Crewkerne 8283
Bath to Exeter through Shepton Mallet Ilminster and Honiton 8384
Bath to Exeter through Bridgewater and Taunton 8486
Bristol to Exeter by Railway 8690
Exeter to Teignmouth Torquay and Dartmouth
Exeter to Plymouth and Devonport through Totness 9193
Exeter to Plymouth and Devonport through Ashburton 9394
Exeter to Tavistock Callington Liskeard Lostwithiel and Truro 9597
Exeter to Launceston Bodmin Truro Penzance and Lands End 97101
Tour from Bristol along the Coast of Wales through New port Cardiff Swansea Caermarthen Pembroke Haver ford St Davids Cardigan Aberystwith c...
A Tour through Wales 110117
Bristol Chepstow Monmouth Hereford Ludlow ShrewsburyChesterLiverpool 117124
Bristol to Gloucester Worcester and Kidderminster 124128
London to Gloucester and Cheltenham by Railway 128131
Birmingham and Gloucester Railway 131133
London to Gloucester through Maidenhead Faringdon and Cirencester 133135
London to Oxford through Maidenhead and Henley 135140
London to Gloucester through Oxford and Cheltenham 140141
London to Hereford through Gloucester and Ledbury 141142
London to Shrewsbury through Aylesbury Kidderminster
From London to Chester through Newport and Whitchurch
London to Manchester through St Albans Northampton Lei
Manchester and Birmingham Railway
North Union Railway Page 211214
Route continued from Lancaster to Carlisle 214215

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Pàgina 248 - And bring all Heaven before mine eyes. And may at last my weary age Find out the peaceful hermitage, The hairy gown and mossy cell Where I may sit and rightly spell Of every star that heaven doth shew, And every herb that sips the dew ; Till old experience do attain To something like prophetic strain.
Pàgina 240 - There is a Yew-tree, pride of Lorton Vale, Which to this day stands single, in the midst Of its own darkness, as it stood of yore : Not loth to furnish weapons for the bands Of Umfraville or Percy ere they marched To Scotland's heaths ; or those that crossed the sea And drew their sounding bows at Azincour, Perhaps at earlier Crecy, or Poictiers. Of vast circumference and gloom profound This solitary Tree ! a living thing Produced too slowly ever to decay ; Of form and aspect too magnificent To be...
Pàgina 342 - Troop after troop are disappearing ; Troop after troop their banners rearing Upon the eastern bank you see. Still pouring down the rocky den, Where flows the sullen Till, And rising from the dim-wood glen, Standards on standards, men on men In slow succession still, And sweeping o'er the Gothic arch, And pressing on, in ceaseless march, To gain the opposing hill.
Pàgina 258 - 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 232 - I stood at the window, beholding Mountain and lake and vale ; the valley disrobed of its verdure ; Derwent retaining yet from eve a glassy reflection Where his expanded breast, then still and smooth as a mirror, Under the woods reposed ; the hills that, calm...
Pàgina 235 - Paled in by many a lofty hill, The narrow dale lay smooth and still, And, down its verdant bosom led, A winding brooklet found its bed. But, midmost of the vale, a mound Arose, with airy turrets crown'd, Buttress and rampire's circling bound, And mighty keep and tower; Seem'd some primeval giant's hand The castle's massive walls had plann'd, A ponderous bulwark to withstand Ambitious Nimrod's power.
Pàgina 226 - The Cypress and her spire; —Of flowers that with one scarlet gleam Cover a hundred leagues, and seem To set the hills on fire. The Youth of green savannahs spake, And many an endless, endless lake, With all its fairy crowds Of islands, that together lie As quietly as spots of sky Among the evening clouds.
Pàgina 272 - ... have completely run wild ; and I look down from it upon lovely Winandermere, which seems at this moment even like another sky, so truly is every summer cloud and tint of azure pictured in its transparent mirror. " I am so delighted with the spot, that I scarcely know how I shall leave it. The situation is one of the deepest retirement ; but the bright lake before me, with all its fairy barks and sails, glancing like 'things of life' over its blue water, prevents the solitude from being overshadowed...
Pàgina 271 - And students with their pensive citadels; Maids at the wheel, the weaver at his loom, Sit blithe and happy; bees that soar for bloom, High as the highest peak of Furness Fells, Will murmur by the hour in foxglove bells...
Pàgina 164 - ... monument of its owner's ambition. The external wall of this royal castle was, on the south and west sides, adorned and defended by a lake partly artificial, across which Leicester had constructed a stately bridge, that LTizabeth might enter the castle by a path hitherto untrodden...

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