The History and Topography of Harrogate, and the Forest of Knaresborough

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J.R. Smith, 1871 - 511 pages
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Page 319 - Ever charming, ever new, When will the landscape tire the view; The fountain's fall, the river's flow, The woody valleys, warm and low ; The windy summit, wild and high, Roughly rushing on the sky! The pleasant seat, the ruined tower, The naked rock, the shady bower ; The town and village, dome and farm, Each give each a double charm, As pearls upon an ^Ethiop's arm.
Page 214 - Or gleam in lengthen'd vista through the trees, You silent steal; or sit beneath the shade Of solemn oaks, that tuft the swelling mounts Thrown graceful round by Nature's careless hand...
Page 430 - Time made thee what thou wast, king of the woods And Time hath made thee what thou art — a cave For owls to roost in.
Page 165 - Church was erected in the year 1835, containing 323 sittings, and in consequence of a grant from the incorporated Society for promoting the enlargement, building and repairing of Churches and Chapels , 193 of that number are hereby declared to be free and unappropriated for ever.
Page 290 - Cool was his kitchen, though his brains were hot. Such frugal virtue malice may accuse, But sure 'twas necessary to the Jews : For towns once burnt such magistrates require As dare not tempt God's providence by fire.
Page 50 - A forest is a certain territory of woody grounds and fruitful pastures privileged for wild beasts and fowls of forest, chase and warren, to rest and abide in, in the safe protection of the King, for his princely delight and pleasure...
Page 50 - ... to have their abode in. For the preservation and continuance of which said place, together with the vert and venison, there are certain particular laws, privileges and offices belonging to the same, meet for that purpose, that are only proper unto a forest, and not to any other place.
Page 40 - What a delightful thing's a turnpike road! So smooth, so level, such a mode of shaving The Earth, as scarce the eagle in the broad Air can accomplish, with his wide wings waving. Had such been cut in Phaeton's time, the god Had told his son to satisfy his craving With the York mail; — but onward as we roll, Surgit amari aliquid — the toll!
Page 116 - The house we were at was not only frequented by the Scotch at this time, but was the favourite house of the English nobility and gentry. Breakfast cost gentlemen only 2d. apiece for their muffins, as it was the fashion for ladies to furnish tea and sugar ; dinner, 1s.
Page 112 - Knaresbrough, which spread its ramifications through the whole of the Northern counties. Liberty of conscience was the chief watchword of the insurgents. But, although there was much energy and determination evinced, they had neither system nor plan. There was no leader of any name to give his authority to the movement, for men like Fairfax and "Wharton held themselves cautiously aloof. There were too many masters, with no presiding genius to direct them. The house, therefore, whilst it was in the...

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