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THE CASTLES AND ABBEYS

OF ENGLAND,

FROM THE NATIONAL RECORDS, EARLY CHRONICLES, AND OTHER
STANDARD AUTHORS.

BY WILLIAM BEATTIE, M.D.,

GRAD. OF EDIN.; MEMB. OF THE ROYAL COLL. OF PHYS., LONDON; OF THE HIST. INSTIT. OF FRANCE; AUTHOR

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OF SWITZERLAND,"
," "SCOTLAND," "THE WALDENSES," "RESIDENCE IN GERMANY," ETC., ETC.

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VIRTUE, SPALDING, AND COMPANY,

26, IVY LANE, PATERNOSTER ROW,

LONDON:

PRINTED BY VIRTUE AND CO.,
CITY ROAD.

BODLEIAL

25 1 1807

IBRARY

Enraptured have I loved to roam,

A lingering votary, the vaulted doine,

Where the tall shafts, that mount in massy pride
Their mingling branches shoot from side to side;
Where elfin Sculptors, with fantastic clew,
O'er the long roof their wild embroidery drew;
Where Superstition, with capricious hand,
In many a maze the wreathed window plann'd,
With hues romantic tinged the gorgeous pane
To fill with holy light the wondrous fane I

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