The Tourist's New Guide: Containing a Description of the Lakes, Mountains, and Scenery, in Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire, with Some Account of Their Bordering Towns and Villages. Being the Result of Observations Made During a Residence of Eighteen Years in Ambleside and Keswick, Volumen2

R. Lough and Company, 1819

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Página 410 - And if thou wilt make me an altar of stone, thou shalt not build it of hewn stone: for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou hast polluted it.
Página 77 - Silence was pleased : now glow'd the firmament With living sapphires ; Hesperus that led The starry host rode brightest, till the moon, Rising in clouded majesty, at length Apparent queen unveil'd her peerless light, And o'er the dark her silver mantle threw.
Página 380 - This pillar was erected in the year 1656, by Ann, Countess Dowager of Pembroke, &c. for a memorial of her last parting, in this place, with her good and pious mother, Margaret, Countess Dowager of Cumberland, on the 2d of April, 1616; in memory whereof she hath left an annuity of 41.
Página 78 - The moons mild beams now glistened on the waters, and touched the groves, the cliffs, and islands with a meekness of colouring which added to the solemnity of the night; and these noble and romantic objects struck us with reverence, and inspired the mind with pious sentiments and ejaculations.
Página 86 - This continued for some time, and, being echoed from hill to hill, in an amazing variety of sounds, filled the ear with whatever could produce astonishment and awe. All nature seemed to be in an uproar, which impressed on the awakened imagination, the most lively ideas of the " war of elements," and
Página 298 - These are the deepest coal mines that have hitherto been wrought ; and perhaps the miners have not in any other part of the globe penetrated to so great a depth below the surface of the sea...
Página 464 - ... a steep ascent at the foot of Sharp Edge. We had not gone far before we were aware that our journey would be attended with perils : the passage gradually grew narrower, and the declivity on each hand awfully precipitous. From walking erect, we were reduced to the necessity either of bestriding the ridge, or of moving on one of its sides, with our hands lying over the top, as a security against tumbling into the tarn on the left, or into a frightful gully on the right, — both of immense depth....
Página 192 - Let it be considered, that hardly any thing can strike the mind with its greatness, which does not make some sort of approach toward infinity; which nothing can do whilst we are able to perceive its bounds; but to see an object distinctly, and to perceive its bounds, is one and the same thing. A clear idea is therefore another name for a little idea.
Página 381 - Margaret Countess Dowager of Cumberland, the 2nd of April 1616. In memory whereof she also left an annuity of four pounds to be distributed to the poor within the parish of Brougham every 2nd day of April, for ever, upon the Stone Table hard by.
Página 114 - From hence I got to the Parsonage, a little before sunset, and saw in my glass a picture which, if I could transmit to you, and fix it in all the softness of its living colours, would fairly sell for 1000 pounds. This is the sweetest scene I can yet discover in point of pastoral beauty.

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