Duncan's Itinerary of Scotland: With the Principal Roads to London, Copious Observations on Each Road, and an Appendix Containing Some Account of the Canals, Lakes, Mountains, Harbours, and Romantic Scenery, Deserving of the Traveller's Notice ; Embellished with a Correct Travelling Map of Scotland...

James Lumsden & Son, 1820 - 206 sidor

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Sidan 80 - The moon on the east oriel shone Through slender shafts of shapely stone, By foliaged tracery combined; Thou wouldst have thought some fairy's hand 'Twixt poplars straight the osier wand In many a freakish knot had twined; Then framed a spell, when the work was done, And changed the willow wreaths to stone.
Sidan 83 - With measur'd pace, and slow ascend the steep, Oft stay thy steps, oft taste the cordial drop, And rest, oh ! rest, long, long upon the top.
Sidan 80 - On the outside are a number of niches for statues; but whether any were ever placed there, is doubtful. The inside is divided into a middle and two side aisles, by seven columns on each side, supporting pointed arches ; and over them, in the middle aisle, which is higher than those on each side, is a row of windows. The roof, the capitals, key-stones, and architraves, are all covered with sculptures, representing flowers, foliage...
Sidan 83 - Attentive, then, to this informing lay, Read how he dictates, as he points the way. Trust not at first a quick advent'rous pace, Six miles its top points gradual from the base: Up the high rise with panting haste I pass'd, And gain'd the long laborious steep at last.

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