The Family Topographer: The Oxford circuit: Berkshire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Monmouthshire, Oxfordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire. 1834

J.B. Nichols and Son, 1834

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Página 184 - I have mentioned, than that famous picture of King Charles the First, which has the whole book of Psalms written in the lines of the face and the hair of the head. When I was last at Oxford I perused one of the whiskers; and was reading the other...
Página 105 - A soul supreme in each hard instance tried, Above all pain, all passion, and all pride, The rage of power, the blast of public breath, The lust of lucre, and the dread of death.
Página 43 - The History and Antiquities of Windsor Castle, and the Royal College, and Chapel of St. George: with the Institution, Laws, and Ceremonies of the Most Noble Order of the Garter...
Página 114 - Pedigree of Herbert," that Sir John Morley, Knt. Lord of Ragland Castle, resided here in the reign of Richard II. Mr. Jones says it was built by Sir William Thomas, and his son William Earl of Pembroke, who was beheaded at Banbury. Sir W. Thomas lived in the reign of Henry V, and was present with the king at the memorable battle of Agincourt, in defending whom, in company with Sir David Gam, he lost his life, his majesty bestowing on him the honour of knighthood before he died. The Earl of Pembroke...
Página 258 - Perry, a boy thirteen years of age, who practised numerous cheats. Among others, he made inky water, either from a habit of idleness or to serve the purpose of the popish exorcists, till Bishop Morton made him confess the cheat. At...
Página 108 - Cyder." In April 1793, a spot of ground, called Caplow Wood, was removed for the extent of four acres, filling up the adjoining road 12 feet high. A yew-tree was removed forty yards, perfectly upright, without any injury.
Página 232 - The outside stones ate six feet from each other. Near them is the pavement of an artificial cave, composed of fragments of stone, about two inches and a half thick : two large unhewn free stones, about 18 feet long, and six high, form the sides of this cave.
Página 86 - The History of the County of Gloucester; compressed, and brought down to the year 1803.
Página 263 - Sacra," who died in 1671, is buried in the chancel. Sandon was the birthplace, residence, and burial-place of the learned antiquary and genealogist Sampson Erdeswick, who died in 1613. In the church is the monument to his memory. The inscription is long and singular. There is also a tomb in honour of George Digby, who, in resentment of the insult offered to James I. by Scioppus, a German, attacked the offender in the streets of Madrid in 1614, and nearly murdered him. At Stafford was a mint established...
Página 81 - Atterbury, Addison, Bolingbroke, Prior, Swift, and Pope), and of his son Lord Chancellor Bathurst. The Cotswold Games, instituted by Robert Dover, an attorney of Barton-on-the-Heath, were of great celebrity in the reigns of James I. and Charles I. Ben Jonson, Drayton, and other poets of that age, wrote verses on those athletic exercises, which verses were collected in 1636, and published under the title of

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