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abbey acres afterwards ancient appears arms battle beautiful became Bishop building built called castle celebrated centre Charles church considerable consists contains continued court cross death died Duke Earl east Edward effect elegant England erected executed feet figures formerly four gave George given granted grounds Gules hand head Henry hill honor horse inhabitants interest James John King King's knights lady land late latter length Lord marble memory miles monument nature nearly original ornamented painted parish park period person picture pieces poor portrait possession present Prince principal Queen Reading received reign remains rendered represented residence river Roman royal seat Second seems side situated stone structure supported supposed Thames Third tion tower town trees various village whole Windsor wood
333 ページ - Stand, never overlooked, our favourite elms, That screen the herdsman's solitary hut ; While far beyond, and overthwart the stream, That, as with molten glass, inlays the vale, The sloping land recedes into the clouds ; Displaying on its varied side the grace Of hedge-row beauties numberless, square tower, Tall spire, from which the sound of cheerful bells Just undulates upon the listening ear ; Groves, heaths, and smoking villages remote.
296 ページ - Consult the Genius of the Place in all; That tells the Waters or to rise, or fall; Or helps th...
371 ページ - Wharton, the scorn and wonder of our days, Whose ruling passion was the lust of praise: Born with whate'er could win it from the wise, Women and fools must like him or he dies; Though wondering senates hung on all he spoke, The club must hail him master of the joke.
180 ページ - There, interspers'd in lawns and opening glades, Thin trees arise that shun each other's shades. Here in full light the russet plains extend : There wrapt in clouds the bluish hills ascend. E'en the wild heath displays her purple dyes, And 'midst the desert fruitful fields arise, That crown'd with tufted trees and springing corn, Like verdant isles, the sable waste adorn.
203 ページ - Here hills and vales, the woodland and the plain, Here earth and water seem to strive again ; Not chaos-like together crush'd and bruis'd, But, as the world, harmoniously confus'd : Where order in variety we see, And where, though all things differ, all agree.
148 ページ - The Accusing Spirit, which flew up to heaven's chancery with the oath, blushed as he gave it in, and the Recording Angel, as he wrote it down, dropped a tear upon the word, and blotted it out for ever.
371 ページ - In the worst inn's worst room, with mat half-hung, The floors of plaster, and the walls of dung, On once a flock-bed, but repair'd with straw, With tape-tied curtains, never meant to draw, The George and Garter dangling from that bed Where tawdry yellow strove with dirty red, Great Villiers lies — alas!
296 ページ - And you, brave COBHAM ! to the latest breath, Shall feel your ruling passion strong in death : Such in those moments as in all the past ; " Oh, save my country, Heaven !