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Page 124 - the horizon. The whole group of rocks and islands occupy an irregular area, measuring six and a-half miles from east to west, and five miles from north to south. The largest island, called La Grande He, is the furthest to the south, and is the only one of any importance.
Page 57 - not unpicturesque at a distance, although almost all have lost the stone tracery of the windows, and have been greatly neglected. Most of them have low spires; but St. Saviour's and St. Peter's-in-the-wood have towers. There are some interesting morsels of Norman work in some of the doorways, especially the Vale * and St. Martin's.
Page 127 - Blocks of every variety of form and size are grouped together in a thousand different ways, some rising into pyramids, others graduated and cut into irregular tiers of steps, others again heaped into confused masses, like the ruins of some giant structure; at one place, appearing like colossal Druidical stones; at another, entangled together like the rude materials of some
Page 397 - which warning we order to be published in all parts of our kingdom of England, and throughout our realms and dominions under our obedience, wheresoever they lie or are situated : that if any of our said officers or subjects shall be so rash as to presume to transgress these, our strict orders and commands, wo
Page 198 - 64 690 41 95 35 135 257 70 222 253 1862 equals, or even exceeds that island in the number of species. Thus, of twenty-five known species of ferns found in the islands, twenty-one occur in Guernsey and only twenty in Jersey. Five species are found in Guernsey only, and two in Jersey