The Lincoln pocket guide


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Página 46 - Welland went, That, if old sawes prove true (which God forbid !) Shall drowne all Holland with his excrement, And shall see Stamford, though now homely hid, Then shine in learning, more than ever did Cambridge or Oxford, Englands goodly beames.
Página 194 - There is no end to the many associations of the places which are recalled to memory by turning over the pages of this little book, or by ransacking the reminiscences of some of one's own rambles. To those who have traversed the ground this book will be a pleasant reminder, and with its help they can visit the scenes again without leaving their easy chairs; to those who have yet to visit the many places, so close at hand, which are endeared to us by the lives or consecrated to us by the deaths or...
Página 143 - The soldiers had lately knocked off most of the brasses from the gravestones, so as few inscriptions were left; they told us that these men went in with axes and hammers, and shut themselves in, till they had rent and torn off some barge loads of metal, not sparing even the monuments of the dead; so hellish an avarice possessed them: beside which, they exceedingly ruined the city.
Página 154 - ... enlivened, she was the delight of the world in which she lived. She .was formed for life ; she was prepared for death ; which being a gentle, wafting to immortality, she lives where life is real.
Página 64 - Vanbrugh , and is a good example of his heavy though imposing style (*Lie heavy on him, Earth, for he Laid many a heavy load on thee"), with a Corinthian portico in the centre and two projecting wings.
Página 2 - Returning, he proclaims by many a grace, By shrugs and strange contortions of his face, How much a dunce that has been sent to roam, Excels a dunce that has been kept at home.
Página 194 - With this handy volume in his pocket, neither the Londoner nor stranger will be at any loss to spend a pleasant and interesting day in the neighbourhood of the Metropolis, and the excellent map attached, showing all the railway lines, will facilitate his decision on the programme for the day. Too much can scarcely be said in praise of the accuracy and completeness of this little guide with its map and index."— Queen. " Books like this are wanted both to guide the traveller and also to draw public...

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