The Cambrian Directory, Or, Cursory Sketches of the Welsh Territories: With a Chart, Comprehending at One View, the Advisable Route-- Best Inns-- Distances-- and Objects Most Worthy of Attention

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J. Easton, 1800 - 210 Seiten
 

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Seite 70 - Smooth to the shelving brink a copious flood Rolls fair and placid; where collected all, In one impetuous torrent, down the steep It thundering shoots, and shakes the country round. At first, an azure sheet, it rushes broad ; Then whitening by degrees, as prone it falls, And from the loud-resounding rocks below Dash'd in a cloud of foam, it sends aloft A hoary mist, and forms a ceaseless shower.
Seite xi - Oh ! while along the stream of Time thy name Expanded flies, and gathers all its fame, Say, shall my little bark attendant sail, Pursue the triumph, and partake the gale...
Seite 79 - Ah little think they, while they dance along, How many feel, this very moment, death And all the fad variety of pain. How many fink in the devouring flood, Or more devouring flame. How many bleed, By fhameful variance betwixt Man and Man.
Seite 74 - ... many noble scenes, diversified with elegance as well as with grandeur ; the country, on the approach to it, is so very wild and uncommon, and the place itself is now so embellished by art, that it will be difficult, I believe, to point out a spot that can be put in competition with it, considered either as the object of the painter's eye, the poet's mind, or as a desirable residence for those who, admirers of the beautiful wildness of Nature, love also to inhale the pure air of aspiring mountains,...
Seite 79 - Of their own limbs. How many drink the cup Of baleful grief, or eat the bitter bread Of misery. Sore pierced by wintry winds, How many shrink into the sordid hut Of cheerless poverty.
Seite 99 - Lordfhip) and a good ftudy of books, one " may pafs an age there, and think it a day. If one " has a mind to live long, and renew his youth, let «' him come and fettle at Feftiniog.
Seite 185 - river, the bank forms a woody amphitheatre, follow" ing the courfe of the ftream round the promontory : " its " its lower fkirts are adorned with a hamlet, in the " midft of which, volumes of thick fmoke, thrown up «' at intervals, from an iron forge, as its fires receive " frefh fuel, add double grandeur to the fcene. But " what peculiarly marks this view, is a circumftance «' on the water : the whole river, at this place, makes " a. precipitate fall ; of no great height, indeed, but " enough...
Seite 110 - Ianlanguage can paint the grandeur of the rifing fun, obferved from this eminence, or defcribe the lakes, woods, and forefts, which are extended before you ; for defcription, though it enumerates their names, yet it cannot draw the elegance of outline, cannot give the effect of precipices, or delineate the minute features, which reward the actual obferver, at every new choice of his pofition, and by changing their colour and form in his gradual afcent, till at laft every object dwindles into atoms...
Seite 74 - It stands surrounded with so many noble scenes, diversified with elegance, as well as with grandeur ; the country on the approach to it is so very wild and uncommon, and the place itself is now so embellished by art, that it will be difficult, I believe, to point out a spot that can be put in competition with it, considered either as the object of the painter's eye, the poet's mind, or as a desirable residence...
Seite 200 - Tenbj : the following epitaph is very allufive to his unfortunate cataftrophe: He that from home for love was hither brought. Is now brought home, this God for him hath wrought. Another monument to Morgan Williams : Igne probatur En animus rurfus clare in corpore Morgan Williams defcended from the heirefs of Robert Ferrar, Bilhop of St.

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