Topography of Great Britain: Or, British Traveller's Directory: Cornwall

Front Cover

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 106 - 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.
Page 106 - Grown all to all, from no one vice exempt; And most contemptible, to shun contempt; His passion still to covet gen'ral praise, His life, to forfeit it a thousand ways; A constant bounty which no friend has made; An angel tongue which no man can persuade; A fool, with more of wit than half mankind...
Page 143 - Each panel in achievements clothing, Rich windows that exclude the light, And passages that lead to nothing. Full oft within the spacious walls, When he had fifty winters o'er him, My grave lord-keeper led the brawls ; The seal and maces danced before him. His bushy beard, and shoe-strings green, His high-crown'd hat, and satin doublet, Moved the stout heart of England's queen, Though Pope and Spaniard could not trouble it.
Page 123 - Honourable EDMUND BURKE, Who died on the 9th of July, 1797, aged 68 years. In the same grave are deposited the remains of his only son, Richard Burke, Esq., Representative in Parliament for the Borough of Malton. Who died...
Page 144 - This monument, in honour of Thomas Gray, Was erected AD 1799, Among the scenery Celebrated by that great lyric and elegiac poet. He died in 1771, And lies unnoticed in the adjoining church-yard, Under the tombstone on which he piously And pathetically recorded the interment Of his aunt, and lamented mother.
Page 40 - JOHN HAMPDEN, Who, with great spirit and consummate abilities, began a noble opposition to an arbitrary court, in the defence of the liberties of his country ; supported them in parliament, and died for them in the field.
Page 40 - SIR WALTER RALEIGH, A valiant Soldier, and an able Statesman ; who endeavouring to rouse the spirit of his master, for the honour of his country, against the ambition of Spain, fell a sacrifice to the influence of that court, whose arms he had vanquished, and whose designs he opposed.
Page 131 - ... for marie and chalk are two distinct substances, and their properties opposite. Of the former too small a quantity is found here to give name to a parish, and the Saxon name for chalk cannot be strained to this etymology. Marlow is called in...
Page 143 - In Britain's Isle, no matter where, An ancient pile of building stands : The Huntingdons and Hattons there Employ'd the power of Fairy hands To raise the cieling's fretted height, Each pannel in achievements cloathing, Rich windows that exclude the light, And passages, that lead to nothing.
Page 45 - 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 !

Bibliographic information