A Geological, Historical, and Topographical Description of the Borough of Reigate and Surrounding District

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Сторінка 79 - Now, I gain the mountain's brow, What a landscape lies below ! No clouds, no vapours intervene ; But the gay, the open scene Does the face of Nature show, In all the hues of Heaven's bow ! And, swelling to embrace the light, Spreads around beneath the sight.
Сторінка 102 - Beneath those rugged elms, that yew-tree's shade Where heaves the turf in many a mouldering heap, Each in his narrow cell for ever laid, The rude Forefathers of the hamlet sleep.
Сторінка 93 - And at the foote thereof, a gentle flud His silver waves did softly tumble downe, Unmard with ragged mosse or filthy mud; Ne mote wylde beastes, ne mote the ruder clowne Thereto approch, ne filth mote therein drowne: But nymphes and faeries by the bancks did sit, In the woods shade, which did the waters crowne, Keeping all noysome things away from it, And to the waters fall tuning their accents fit.
Сторінка 75 - The common, overgrown with fern, and rough With prickly gorse, that, shapeless and deform'd, And dang'rous to the touch, has yet its bloom, And decks itself with ornaments of gold, Yields no unpleasing ramble ; there the turf Smells fresh, and, rich in odorifrous herbs And fungous fruits of earth, regales the sense With luxury of unexpected sweets.
Сторінка 146 - And showed his face ten thousand ways, Ten thousand things do then begin To show the life that they are in. The heaven shows lively art and hue, Of sundry shapes and colours new, And laughs upon the earth ; anon, The earth, as cold as any stone, Wet in the tears of her own kind, 'Gins then to take a joyful mind, For well she feels that out and out The sun doth warm her round about, And dries her children tenderly, And shows them forth full orderly — The mountains high, and how they stand ! The...
Сторінка 146 - O'er intervening flowers to move! And as we read the names unknown Of young and old to judgment gone, And hear in the calm air above Time onwards softly flying...
Сторінка 104 - Gregory), gives the pronunciation of this word : — ' 0 cruel Death, what hast thou done. To take from us our mother's darling Son ? Thou hast taken toll, ground and drest his griit, The hran lieth here, the flour is gone to Christ.
Сторінка 33 - All the traditional accounts of him, the historians of the last age, and its best authors, represent him as the most incorrupt lawyer, and the honestest statesman, as a master orator, a genius of the finest taste, and as a patriot of the noblest and most extensive views ; as a man, who dispensed blessings by his life, and planned them for posterity.
Сторінка 202 - Lord, be done;" but this know, " That it were better for thee that a millstone were hanged about thy neck, and thou cast into the sea, than to offend one of the least of them who believe in Christ.
Сторінка 146 - On hills then show the ewe and lamb, And every young one with his dam. Then lovers walk and tell their tale, Both of their bliss, and of their bale; And how they serve, and how they do, And how their lady loves them too. Then tune the birds their harmony: Then flock the fowl in company; Then everything doth pleasure find In that, that comforts all their kind.

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