Vectiana, or a Companion to the Isle of Wight

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The Author, 1806 - 104 pages
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Page 63 - Forgive, blest shade, the tributary tear, That mourns thy exit from a world like this ; Forgive the wish that would have kept thee here, And stayed thy progress to the seats of bliss • No more confined to grov'ling scenes of night, No more a tenant pent in mortal clay, Now should we rather hail thy glorious flight, And trace thy journey to the realms of day.
Page 70 - Catharine's, kept gliding down, and at last rushed on with violence, and totally changed the surface of all the ground to the west of the brook that runs into the sea; so that now the whole is convulsed and scattered about as if it had been done by an earthquake...
Page 20 - Л representation was made to Lord Conway, the governor, in 1626, concerning the nature of this court, and the inconvenience arising from the small number of its judges, who must be freeholders, holding of the castle of Carisbrooke. This was also accompanied with some useful...
Page 14 - ... ancestors lived here so quietly and securely, being neither troubled to London nor Winchester, so they seldom or never went owte of the island ; insomuch as when they went to London (thinking it an East India voyage) they always made their wills, supposing no trouble like to travaile.
Page 63 - It must be so — our father Adam's fall And disobedience, brought this lot on all. All die in him — but hopeless should we be, Blest Revelation, were it not for thee. Hail, glorious Gospel ! heavenly light, whereby We live with comfort, and with comfort die ; And view beyond this gloomy scene, the tomb, A life of endless happiness to come.
Page 42 - ... gate with a portcullis, flanked by two round towers, in which there are prison-rooms. The passage into the castle-yard is through this old gateway. On the right-hand, as we enter the area, is the chapel of St. Nicholas, which, is a military appointment, with the same pay to the chaplain as in other garrisons ; behind it is a cen>etry, now converted into a garden.
Page 14 - I have heard," observes the knight, " and partly knofW it to, be true, that not only heretofore there was no lawyer nor attorney in owre island ; but in sir George Carey's time, an attorney coming in to settle in the island, was by his command, with a pound of candles hanging att his breech lighted, with bells about his legs, hunted owte of the island : insomuch...
Page 69 - If the mind of any person can remain tranquil on the first view of this wonderful country, or if he can gaze with indifference on the sublime scene above and below him, I do not envy the cool phlegm of his constitution, but I should advise him to confine his future airings to the level and dusty roads that surround our metropolis.
Page 41 - CARISBROOKE, ISLE OF WIGHT, HAMPSHIRE. THE principal object here, is the castle, whether considered as the chief fortress of the island, or as affording, from its elevated situation, some of the most striking prospects. It is of great antiquity, existing in the sixth century — the present keep was probably the fort, used in the time of the Saxons. Great additions and alterations, however, were made in subsequent periods ; and as the modern art of war, and the superiorly of the, British navy, rendered...
Page 35 - ... who are naturally warlike and courageous, and, by the diligence and care of the governor, have the methods of exercise so perfect that, be the science that they are put upon what it will, they are master of it, for they shoot at a mark admirably, keep their ranks, march orderly," &c. ; lie adds, " They are masters of whatever is requisite in a good soldier.

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