A Description of Hawkstone, the Seat of Sir R. Hill, Bart M.P.: With Brief Notices of the Antiquities of Bury Walls and of Red Castle, an Account of the Column, in Shrewsbury and of Lord Hill's Military Actions
Printed at the Chronicle Office, and sold by J. Watton, 1840 - 71 páginas
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Página 45 - He that mounts the precipices at Hawkestone, wonders how he came thither, and doubts how he shall return. His walk is an adventure, and his departure an escape. He has not the tranquillity, but the horrors, of solitude; a kind of turbulent pleasure, between fright and admiration.
Página 44 - Round the rocks is a narrow path, cut upon the stone, which is very frequently hewn into steps ; but art has proceeded no further than to make the succession of wonders safely accessible. The whole circuit is somewhat laborious : it is terminated by a grotto cut in...
Página 16 - It is as well as it is. I had rather it should go out of the field with me ;" and in that manner, so becoming to a soldier, Moore was borne from the fight.
Página 64 - Hill continued indefatigable in his exertions ; and he was established with a corps of reserve, guarding the embarkation of the army at Corunna. His humanity and attention to the suffering troops on their landing at Plymouth, earned him the admiration of the humane and benevolent inhabitants of that place ; and he was presented by the mayor and corporation with an address, expressive of their cordial approbation of his conduct...
Página 64 - Plymouth, earned, him the admiration of the humane and benevolent inhabitants of that place; and be was presented by the mayor and corporation with an address, expressive of their cordial approbation of his conduct: and as a proof that his proceedings were not obliterated! from their recollection, the body corporate convened a meeting in 1811, and unanimously voted him the freedom of the borough, in terms of glowing praise.
Página 60 - At Waterloo for some time the corps of Lord Hill took no prominent part in the engagement. The post of his Lordship during the severe combats at Hougoumont, La Haye Sainte, and on the centre of the position, was on the slope of the heights of Merke Braine, to the right of the Nivelle road, covering the right wing of the general line. From this position he anxiously observed every movement of the enemy ; and, as Napoleon gradually concentrated his left in the impetuous attacks upon Hougoumont, his...
Página 33 - ... the Ebro. It is on the Spanish soil that your tents must next be pitched, and your resources drawn. Let the account of our successes be dated from Vittoria, and the birthday of his Imperial Majesty be celebrated in that city.
Página 45 - ... the ideas which it forces upon the mind are, the sublime, the dreadful, and the vast. Above is inaccessible altitude, below is horrible profundity. But it excels the garden of Ham only in extent. ' Ham has grandeur tempered with softness; the walker congratulates his own arrival at the place, and is grieved to think he must ever leave it.