Some Particulars Relating to the History of Epsom: Compiled from the Best Authorities; Containing a ... Description of the Origin of Horse Racing, and of Epsom Races, with an Account of the Mineral Waters, and the Two Celebrated Palaces of Durdans and Nonsuch, &c., &c. To which is Added, an Appendix, Containing a Botanical Survey of the Neighbourhood ...

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Strana 99 - He paweth in the valley and rejoiceth in his strength: He goeth on to meet the armed men. He mocketh at fear, and is not affrighted; Neither turneth he back from the sword. The quiver rattleth against him, the glittering spear and the shield. He swalloweth the ground with fierceness and rage: Neither believeth he that it is the sound of the trumpet. He saith among the trumpets, Ha, ha; And he smelleth the battle afar off, the thunder of the captains, and the shouting.
Strana 99 - Hast thou given the horse strength? Hast thou clothed his neck with thunder? Canst thou make him afraid as a grasshopper? The glory of his nostrils is terrible. He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth in his strength : He goeth on to meet the armed men.
Strana 142 - In the pleasure and artificial gardens are many columns and pyramids of marble, two fountains that spout water one round the other like a pyramid, upon which are perched small birds that stream water out of their bills : in the grove of Diana is a very agreeable fountain, with Actaeon turned into a stag, as he was sprinkled by the goddess and her nymphs, with inscriptions.
Strana 6 - These villeins, belonging principally to lords of manors, were either villeins regardant, ie annexed to the manor or land ; or else they were in gross, or at large, ie annexed to the person of the lord, and transferable by deed from one owner to another. They could not leave their lord without his permission ; but if they ran away, or were purloined from him, might be claimed and recovered by action, like beasts or other chattels.
Strana 142 - In the pleasure and artificial gardens are " many columns and pyramids of marble : two " fountains that spout water one round the other " like a pyramid, upon which are perched small " birds, that stream water out of their bills. In
Strana 142 - Here are several mistakes. dington, a very healthful situation, chosen by king Henry VIII for his pleasure and retirement, and built by him with an excess of magnificence and elegance, even to ostentation : one would imagine every thing that architecture can perform to have been employed in this one work.
Strana 203 - ... could engage the affection of the people, a tender and obliging husband, a fond parent, a kind master, liberal, generous, candid, and humane ; a munificent patron of the arts, an unwearied friend to merit ; well disposed to assert the rights of mankind in general, and warmly attached to the interest of Great Britain. The nation could not but be afflicted at seeing a prince of such expectations ravished from their hopes...
Strana 6 - ... small portions of land, by way of sustaining themselves and families, but it was at the mere will of the lord, who might dispossess them whenever he pleased; and it was upon villein services, that is, to carry out dung, to hedge and ditch the lord's demesnes, and any other of the meanest offices; and their services were not only base, but uncertain, both as to their time and quantity.
Strana 150 - ira, snatched from the wrath of God, and called
Strana 99 - The hunter's arts are vain, unskill'd to wage With the more active brutes an equal war. But borne by him, without the well-train'd pack, Man dares his foe, on wings of wind secure.

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