Wanderings in North Wales: A Road and Railway Guide-book : Comprising Curious and Interesting Historical Information with a Description of the Ancient Castles and Ruins of the Northern Principality, Its Churches, Towns, Mountains, Rivers, Lakes, Railways, Etc

William S. Orr and Company, 1851 - 264 páginas

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Página 47 - God save him; No joyful tongue gave him his welcome home : But dust was thrown upon his sacred head ; Which with such gentle sorrow he shook off, His face still combating with tears and smiles, The badges of his grief and patience ;— < That had not heaven, for some strong purpose, steel'd The hearts of men, they must perforce have melted, And barbarism itself have pitied him.
Página 82 - It matters little at what hour o' the day The righteous falls asleep, death cannot come To him untimely who is fit to die: The less of this cold world, the more of heaven, The briefer life, the earlier immortality.
Página 64 - This spot was often dignified by the presence of SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D. Whose moral writings, exactly conformable to the precepts of Christianity, Gave ardour to Virtue and confidence to Truth.
Página 176 - And thus it is said or sung : — ' Here prophetic Merlin sate, when to the British King The changes long to come auspiciously he told ; And, from the top of Brith, so high and wondrous steep, Where Dinas Emrys stood, shewed where the serpents fought — The white that tore the red, from whence the prophet wrought The Britons' sad decay then shortly to ensue.
Página 105 - ... which support the road-way, and from the opposite pier at a distance of 576 feet ; and, in addition to this, the sound is many times repeated between the water and the roadway.
Página 45 - The duke, bowing low to the ground, answered, ' My lord, I am come before you sent for me; the reason why I will shewe you. The common fame among your people is such, that ye have for the space of twenty or two and twenty years, ruled them very rigorously: but, if it please our Lord, I will helpe you to govern better!
Página 238 - And that his soul through mercy's gone to heaven ! You that survive and read this tale, take care For this most certain exit to prepare, Where blest in peace, the actions of the just Smell sweet, and blossom in the silent dust.
Página 62 - It is a cruciform structure, principally in the decorated style of English architecture, with a low square embattled tower, rising from the intersection of the nave and transepts, and having at the north-east angle a staircase turret : the exterior is of simple but good design; the buttresses are few and of very bold character, and the arch of the west door is plainly moulded : the...
Página 105 - By a most unlucky coincidence, the precise focus of divergence at the former station was chosen for the place' of the confessional. Secrets never intended for the public ear thus became known, to the dismay of the confessors, and the scandal of the people, by the resort of the curious to the opposite point, (which seems to have been discovered accidentally,) till at length, one listener having had his curiosity somewhat over-gratified by hearing his wife's avowal of her own infidelity, this tell-tale...
Página 204 - These five enigmas he explains in the following manner. The first is explained by the mountains, which surround the place. The second implies that on one side of the town there was a bridge, over which all travellers must pass ; and the third that, on the other side, they had to go under a wooden trough, which conveyed water from a rock, at a mile distant, to an over shot mill.

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