Royal Illustrated History of Eastern England: Civil, Military, Political, and Ecclesiastical, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time, Including a Survey of the Eastern Counties: Physical Features, Geology, and the Natural History of Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk, and Suffolk, Description of Antiquities ... an Account of Agriculture, Manufactures, Trades, &c., Memoirs of County Families and Eminent Men of Every Period

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J. Macdonald, 1873
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Page 106 - Upon the middle of the night, Waking she heard the night-fowl crow: The cock sung out an hour ere light: From the dark fen the oxen's low Came to her: without hope of change, In sleep she seem'd to walk forlorn, Till cold winds woke the gray-eyed morn About the lonely moated grange. She only said, " The day is dreary, He cometh not," she said; She said, " I am aweary, aweary, I would that I were dead!
Page 99 - ... gigantic trees heaping up rich piles of foliage. The solemn pomp of groves and woodland glades, with the deer trooping in silent herds across them, the hare bounding away to the covert or the pheasant suddenly bursting upon the wing. The brook, taught to wind in...
Page 401 - After a war of about forty years, undertaken by the most stupid, maintained by the most dissolute, and terminated by the most timid of all the emperors, the far greater part of the island submitted to the Roman yoke.
Page 99 - ... purpose waste in air : So waste not thou ; but come ; for all the vales Await thee; azure pillars of the hearth Arise to thee ; the children call, and I Thy shepherd pipe, and sweet is every sound, Sweeter thy voice, but every sound is sweet; Myriads of rivulets hurrying thro' the lawn, The moan of doves in immemorial elms, And murmuring of innumerable bees.
Page 99 - Nothing can be more imposing than the magnificence of English park scenery. Vast lawns that extend like sheets of vivid green, with here and there clumps of gigantic trees heaping up rich piles of foliage; the solemn pomp of groves and woodland glades with the deer trooping in silent herds across them...
Page 118 - Divinity, of the age of 30 years, and resident in the University ; who is to compose yearly, -whilst in office, some proper and judicious answer or answers every year, to all such new and popular, or other cavils and objections, against the Christian or revealed religion, or against the religion...
Page 119 - University press, taxes, charitable donations, &c. &c. The whole is managed by the Vice-Chancellor of the year, and the accounts are examined by three auditors, appointed annually by the Senate. The STATUTES of the...
Page 50 - A whole gammon of bacon you shall receive, And bear it hence with love and good leave ; For this is our custom at Dunmow well known ; Tho' the pleasure be ours, the bacon's your own.
Page 114 - House, its members wearing black silk hoods. But Doctors of more than two years standing, and the Public Orator of the University, may vote in either house, according to their pleasure. Besides the two houses, there is a Council called the CAPUT...
Page 106 - About a stone-cast from the wall A sluice with blackened waters slept, And o'er it many, round and small, The clustered marish-mosses crept. Hard by a poplar shook alway, All silver-green with gnarled bark: For leagues no other tree did mark The level waste, the rounding gray.

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