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Сторінка 49 - At length, I well remember, after a conversation in the open air at the root of an old tree at Pitt's, at Holwood, just above the steep descent into the vale of Keston, I resolved to give notice on a fit occasion in the House of Commons of my intention to bring the subject forward.
Сторінка 40 - There is an old tale goes, that Herne the hunter, Sometime a keeper here in Windsor forest, Doth all the winter time, at still midnight, Walk round about an oak, with great ragg'd horns ; And there he blasts the tree, and takes the cattle, And makes milch-kine yield blood, and shakes a chain In a most hideous and dreadful manner...
Сторінка 48 - those bare scatter'd antlers strew the glade, Arm after arm shall leave the mouldering bust, And thy firm fibres crumble into dust ; The Muse alone shall consecrate thy name, And by her powerful art prolong thy fame ; Green shall thy leaves expand, thy branches play, And bloom for ever in the immortal lay.
Сторінка 48 - Majestic tree, whose wrinkled form hast stood, Age after age, the patriarch of the wood ; Thou who hast seen a thousand springs unfold Their ravell'd buds, and dip their flowers in gold, Ten thousand times yon moon relight her horn, And that bright star of evening gild the morn. Gigantic oak ! thy hoary head sublime, Erewhile must perish in the...
Сторінка 14 - The palace, deserted by its royal inmates, was for many years allowed to fall into decay : " The fretted roof looked dark and cold, And tottered all around ; The carved work of ages old Dropped mouldered on the ground.
Сторінка 349 - Laricio, which were cut by wind, began to improve, and by 1882 a very decided improvement was visible. Since then, seeing the progress the plantations made, he went on extending them, until the area planted is now double what it was in 1882.
Сторінка 48 - ... stood, Age after age the patriarch of the wood ; Thou who hast seen a thousand springs unfold Their ravell'd buds, and dip their flowers in gold, Ten thousand times yon moon relight her horn, And that bright star of evening gild the morn. Gigantic oak, thy hoary head sublime, Erewhile must perish in the wreck of time, Should round thy head innoxious lightnings shoot, And no fierce whirlwinds...
Сторінка 130 - It seems to have a wonderful recuperative nature, for scorched, blackened, and encrusted as may appear the falling-off foliage, yet in the following spring it again puts forth a garb of the freshest and richest greenery. The remarkable four-lobed, truncate leaves render...
Сторінка 14 - Is it so?" reflecting on the alliance which had placed the Stewart family on the throne; "then God's will be done. It came with a lass, and it will go with a lass.
Сторінка 47 - ... and saw to prepare different articles from. The Marquis of Northampton, to whom the chase belongs, has had multitudes of nails driven in to stop the progress of this destruction, but, finding that not sufficient, has affixed a board bearing this inscription: "Out of respect to the memory of the poet Cowper, the Marquis of Northampton is particularly desirous of preserving this oak. Notice is hereby given that any person defacing or otherwise injuring it will be prosecuted according to law.