Handbook for Travellers in Kent ...

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J. Murray, 1877 - 276 pages
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Page 25 - With all their zeal to warm their welcome here. What (great, I will not say, but) sudden cheer Didst thou then make 'em!
Page 8 - Extensive and airy Dining-room, and a comfortable Public Sitting-room, with Piano and Library. It is conducted under the Immediate superintendence of the Proprietor, who endeavours, by the most strict attention and exceedingly Moderate Prices, to merit the continued patronage of English and American visitors. English and American Newspapers.
Page 25 - Thou art not, Penshurst, built to envious show Of touch or marble ; nor canst boast a row Of polish'd pillars, or a roof of gold : Thou hast no lantern, whereof tales are told ; Or stair, or courts ; but stand'st an ancient pile, And these grudg'd at, art reverenced the while.
Page 70 - On either side, the banks of the Medway, covered with corn-fields and pastures, with here and there a windmill, or a distant church, stretched away as far as the eye could see, presenting a rich and varied landscape, ROCHESTER CASTLE.
Page 25 - That found King James, when, hunting late this way With his brave son, the Prince, they saw thy fires Shine bright on every hearth as the desires Of thy Penates had been set on flame To entertain them; or the country came With all their zeal to warm their welcome here.
Page 192 - But here I am in Kent and Christendom, Among the Muses, where I read and rhyme; Where if thou list, my Poynz, for to come, Thou shalt be judge how I do spend my time.
Page 218 - Camden, most reverend head, to whom I owe All that I am in arts, all that I know, (How nothing's that?) to whom my country owes The great renown, and name wherewith she goes.
Page 10 - We walked in the evening in Greenwich Park. He asked me, I suppose, by way of trying my disposition, "Is not this very fine?" Having no exquisite relish of the beauties of Nature, and being more delighted with "the busy hum of men," I answered, "Yes, Sir; but not equal to Fleetstreet." JOHNSON. "You are right, Sir.
Page 246 - Sir, quoth he, and I may remember the building of Tenterton steeple, and I may remember when there was no steeple at all there. And before that Tenterton steeple was in building, there was no manner of speaking of any flats or sands that stopped the haven ; and therefore I think that Tenterton steeple is the cause of the destroying and decay of Sandwich haven.
Page 91 - Down to Gravesend, where I find the duke of Albemarle just come, with a great many idle lords and gentlemen, with their pistols and fooleries ; and the bulwark not able to have stood half an hour had they come up ; but the Dutch are fallen down from the Hope and Shell-haven as low as Sheerness, and we do plainly at this time hear the guns play.

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