Letters written during a tour through South Wales

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C. and R. Baldwin, 1804 - Wales - 80 pages

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Page 346 - guilt with pallid fear To sheltering caverns fly, And justly dread the vengeful fate That thunders through the sky. Protected by that hand, whose law The threat'ning storms obey, Intrepid virtue smiles secure As in the blaze of day. In the thick cloud's tremendous gloom, The lightning's
Page 101 - Mark the year, and mark the night, When Severn shall re-echo with affright, The shrieks of death through Berkley's roof that ring, Shrieks of an agonizing king.
Page 374 - sky, Which in it such a shape of solitude doth bear, As Nature at the first appointed it for prayer; Where in an aged cell, with moss and ivy grown, In which not to this day the sun hath ever shone, That reverend British saint, in zealous ages past, To contemplation lived
Page 349 - in that state of life in which it has pleased God to call us, we shall, after death, change this poor uncertain life for a better, where we shall be
Page 349 - And keep their impious turbans on, without Good morrow to the sun. Hail thou fair Heaven ! We house i'the rock, yet use thee not so hardly As prouder livers do.
Page 226 - Sate upon a flowery bed, With my hand beneath my head, While stray'd my eyes o'er Tbwy's flood, Over mead and over wood, From house to house, from hill to hill, Till contemplation had- her fill.
Page 349 - as low as ours. Stoop boys, this gate Instructs you how t'adore the heavens, and bows you To morning's holy office. The gates of monarchs Are arched so high, that giants may get
Page 288 - the Dane was to give the king a hawk for liberty every time he landed to traffic through England. Sir John Stanley had a grant of the Isle of Man from Henry IV. to be held of the king his heirs and successors, by homage and service of two falcons
Page 225 - in whose silent shade, For the modest Muses made, So oft I have the evening still, At the fountain of a rill,
Page 378 - Thomas, and his son, William Earl of Pembroke, who was beheaded at Banbury. Sir William Thomas lived in the reign of King Henry V. (1413), and was present with the king, in company with Sir David Gam, at the ever memorable battle of Agincourt, where he lost his life. What corroborates this opinion is, that

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