The Cambrian directory, or, Cursory sketches of the Welsh territories, with a chart


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Side 79 - Shut from the common air, and common use Of their own limbs. How many drink the cup Of baleful grief, or eat the bitter bread Of misery. Sore pierced by wintry winds, How many shrink into the sordid hut Of cheerless poverty.
Side xi - Oh ! while along the stream of Time thy name Expanded flies, and gathers all its fame, Say, shall my little bark attendant sail, Pursue the triumph, and partake the gale...
Side 99 - With a woman one loves, with the friend of one's heart, and a good library of books, one may pass an age here and think it a day. If one has a mind to live long and renew his youth. let him come and settle at Festiniog.
Side 67 - To them his heart, his love, his griefs were given, But all his ferious thoughts had reft in heaven. As fome tall cliff that lifts its awful form, Swells from the vale, and midway leaves the ftorm, , Though round its breaft the rolling clouds are fpread, Eternal funmine fettles on its head.
Side 70 - Smooth to the shelving brink a copious flood Rolls fair and placid; where collected all, In one impetuous torrent, down the steep It thundering shoots, and shakes the country round. At first, an azure sheet, it rushes broad ; Then whitening by degrees, as prone it falls, And from the loud-resounding rocks below Dash'd in a cloud of foam, it sends aloft A hoary mist, and forms a ceaseless shower.
Side 148 - MP One of the original patrons of the ELLESMERE CANAL, Was Lord of this Manor, And in the Reign of our Sovereign GEORGE THE THIRD, When the equity of the Laws, and The security of Property, Promoted the general welfare of the Nation ; While the Arts and Sciences flourished By his Patronage, and The conduct of civil life was improved By his example.
Side 74 - It stands surrounded with so many noble scenes, diversified with elegance, as well as with grandeur ; the country on the approach to it is so very wild and uncommon, and the place itself is now so embellished by art, that it will be difficult, I believe, to point out a spot that can be put in competition with it, considered either as the object of the painter's eye, the poet's mind, or as a desirable residence for those who, admirers...
Side 186 - In all the fcenes we had yet pafled, the water moving with a flow and folemn pace, the objects around kept time, as it were, with it ; and every fteep and every rock which hung over the river, was awful, tranquil, and majeftic.
Side 78 - ... all that is here done, has been to remove obstructions, reduce the materials, and conceal the art ; and we are no where presented with attempts to force the untamed streams, or indeed to invent any thing where nature, the great mistress, has left all art behind.
Side 77 - There are four fine walks from the house, chiefly through ways artificially made by the proprietor; all dry, kept clean, and composed of materials found on the spot, which is chiefly a coarse stone, of a greyish cast...

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