The Baviad and Mæviad [Followed By] Proceedings on the Trial of Robert Faulder for Publishing a Libel on John Williams

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Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 1. 7. 2012 - 86 strán (strany)
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1800. Excerpt: ... CAERNARVON; and having crossed a handsome modern stone-bridge, thrown over the river Rhydol, and built by " Harry "Parry, the modern Inigo, Anno Domini 1791," we soon entered this antient town, very much fatigued with our long excursion. The Hotel, newly built by Lord Uxbridge, for the convenience of strangers, at the end of the town, commands a fine prospect of the Strait of Menai. The view was bounded by the flat Isle of Anglesea; while the light vessels, skimming before the wind, gave the whole a lively and pleasing variety. The city of Caernavon, beautifully situated, and regularly built, is in the form of a square, enclosed on three sides, with thick stone walls; and on the south side, defended by the castle;--the old town-hall is now falling to ruin. With respect to the castle, we by no means agree with Mr. Warner, that " its high antiquity and an I "tient "tient splendor is interrupted and destroyed by the -- patch-work of modern separation, and the littleness "of a cottager's domestic ceconomy seen within its "wallsj" as it is only repaired, where necessity required it, to prop up its crumbling ruins; neither could we discover any cottage within its walls. The towers are extremely elegant j but not being entwined with ivy, do not wear that picturesque appearance, which castles generally possess. Over the principal entrance, which leads into an oblong court, is seated, beneath a great tower, the statue of the founder, holding in his left hand a dagger: this gate-way was originally fortified with four portcullises. At the west end, the eagle tower, remarkably light and beautiful, in a polygon form; three small hexagon turrets rising from the middle, with eagles placed on their battlements; from thence it derives its name. In a little dark ...

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