A Six Months Tour Through the North of England: Containing, an Account of the Present State of Agriculture, Manufactures and Population, ... In Four Volumes

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W. Strahan; W. Nicoll; T. Cadell; B. Collins, at Salisbury; and J. Balfour, at Edinburgh, 1771

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Page 289 - As may with sweetness, through mine ear, Dissolve me into ecstasies, And bring all Heaven before mine eyes. And may at last my weary age Find out the peaceful hermitage, The hairy gown and mossy cell, Where I may sit and rightly spell Of every star that heaven doth shew, And every herb that sips the dew, Till old experience do attain To something like prophetic strain.
Page 290 - Thefe are thy glorious works, Parent of good ! Almighty, thine this univerfal frame, Thus wondrous fair ; thyfelf how wondrous then ! Unfpeakable, who fitt'ft above thefe heavens, 156 To us invifible, or dimly feen In thefe thy loweft works ; yet thefe declare Thy goodnefs beyond thought, and power divine.
Page 150 - ... too delicious to be imagined is, this beautiful sheet of water being dotted with no less than ten islands, distinctly comprehended by the eye ; all of the most bewitching beauty. The large one presents a waving various line, which rises from...
Page 281 - Nature here Wantons as in her prime, and plays at will Her virgin fancies, pouring forth more sweet, Wild above rule or art, enormous bliss ! MILToN, B.
Page 189 - Many low priced goods they make for North America, and many fine ones for the West Indies. The whole business was exceedingly brisk during the war, and very bad after the peace ; but now are pretty good again, though not equal to what they were during the war. All the revolutions of late in the North American affairs are felt severely by this branch.
Page 148 - In landscapes you are either on a level with the objects, or look up to them ; the painter cannot give the declivity at your feet, which lessens the object as much in the perpendicular line, as in the horizontal one. You look down upon a noble winding valley of about twelve miles long, every where...
Page 152 - ... good burthen, for the African and American trades. The only manufactory in the town is that of cabinet ware. Here are many...
Page 254 - This is the most difficult work in the whole manufacture. A boy turns a perpendicular wheel, which, by means of thongs, turns a small horizontal one, just before the thrower, with such velocity, that it twirls round the lump of clay he lays on it, into any form he directs it with his fingers.
Page 147 - For this purpose, you return to the village, and taking the by-road to the turnpike, mount the hill without turning your head (if I was your guide, I would conduct you behind a small hill, that you might come at once upon the view), till you almost gain the top, when you will be struck with astonishment at the prospect spread at your feet ; which...
Page 191 - ... both for exportation and home consumption, but vastly more for the former than the latter. During the war the demand was extremely brisk : very dull upon the peace, but lately has arisen greatly, though not equal to the war ; and the interruptions caused by the convulsions in America, very severely felt by every workman in this branch : None ever offered for work but they at once had it, except upon the regulations of the colonies cutting off their trade with the Spaniards, and the stamp act....

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