Descriptive Sketches of Tunbridge Wells and the Calverley Estate: With Brief Notices of the Picturesque Scenery, Seats, and Antiquities in the Vicinity ...

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By the author, 1832 - 148 pāgines
 

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Pāgina 5 - Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses ; whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings.
Pāgina 5 - That man is little to be envied, whose patriotism would not gain force upon the plain of Marathon, or whose piety would not grow • warmer among the ruins of lona.
Pāgina 40 - Another extraordinary old man we have had here, but of a very different turn; the noted Mr. Whiston, showing eclipses, and explaining other phenomena of the stars, and preaching the millennium and anabaptism (for he is now, it seems, of that persuasion) to gay people, who, if they have white teeth, hear him with open mouths, though perhaps shut hearts...
Pāgina 25 - ... when I went to prepare for their reception, leaving them for the present in their little cottage by the Wells. The weather being hot, and having sent my man on before, I rode negligently under favour of the shade, till, within three miles of Bromley, at a place...
Pāgina 39 - But here, to change the scene, to see Mr. Walsh at eighty (Mr. Gibber calls him papa), and Mr. Gibber at seventy-seven, hunting after new faces; and thinking themselves happy if they can obtain the notice and familiarity of a fine woman ! — How ridiculous ! — "Mr.
Pāgina 26 - After near two hours attempting, I got my hands to turn palm to palm, having been tied back to back, and then it was long before I could slip the cord over my wrists to my thumb, which at last I did...
Pāgina 40 - said he, ' there is no coming at her, she is so surrounded by the toupets. ' — And I left him upon the fret — But he was called to soon after ; and in he flew, and his face shone again, and looked smooth.
Pāgina 144 - Biographical Sketches of Eminent Persons whose Portraits form part of the Duke of Dorset's Collection at Knole, with a brief Description of the Place, embellished with a front and east view of Knole.

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