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 - turneth he his 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 - The glory of his nostril is terrible. 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;
Strana 142 - by Pleasure herself to dwell in, along with Health." '' 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
Strana 142 - been employed in this one work ; there are every where so many statues that seem to breathe ; so many miracles of consummate art ; so many casts that rival even the perfection of Roman antiquity, that it may well obtain and justify its name of Nonsuch, being without an equal, or as the poet sings,—
Strana 142 - This which no equal has in art Or fame, " Britons deservedly do Nonsuch name.' " The palace itself is so encompassed with parks, full of deer, delicious gardens, groves ornamented with trellis-work, cabinets of verdure, and walks so embrowned by trees, that it seems to be a place pitched on by Pleasure herself to dwell in, along with Health.
Strana 75 - make a sumptuous banquet, or to give a genteel " collation. " You would think yourself in some enchanted " camp, to see the peasants ride to every house, " with the choicest fruits, herbs, roots, and " flowers ; with all sorts of tame and wild fowl ;
Strana 75 - Thus, to see the fresh and artless damsels of " the plain, either accompanied by their amorous " swains or aged parents, striking their bargains " with the nice court and city ladies, who like " queens in a tragedy, display all their finery " on benches before their doors ; (where they
Strana 103 - over the round course at Newmarket, three miles, six furlongs, and ninety-three yards, in six minutes and forty seconds ; to perform which, he must have moved eighty-two feet and a half in a second of time, or
Strana 150 - snatched from the wrath of God, and called " to the mercy of Christ." " What is the name of " their King?" Ella, was the answer. Playing upon the name,
Strana 200 - prince, who now died in the forty-fifth " year of his age, was possessed of every amiable " quality which could engage the affection of the " people—a tender and obliging husband, a fond " parent, a kind master, liberal, generous, candid,

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