Excursions in the county of Norfolk [by T.K. Cromwell].

Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1818

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Página 50 - Nor can their enemies easily surprise them with the suddenness of their incursions; for as soon as they have marched into an* enemy's land, they do not begin to fight till they have walled their camp about; nor is the fence they raise rashly made, or uneven ; nor do they all abide in it, nor do those that are in it take their places at random; but if it happens that the ground is uneven, it is first levelled...
Página 186 - This seat, on an open barren estate, was planned, planted, built, decorated, and inhabited, the middle of the eighteenth century, by Thomas Coke, Earl of Leicester.
Página 146 - Beneath those rugged elms, that yew tree's shade, Where heaves the turf in many a mouldering heap, Each in his narrow cell for ever laid, The rude forefathers of the hamlet sleep.
Página 168 - There is but little or no light but what proceeds from wax tapers, yielding a most pleasant and odoriferous smell , but if you look in, you will say it is a seat of the gods, so bright and shining it is all over with jewels, gold, and silver.
Página 50 - ... distances, where between the towers stand the engines for throwing arrows and darts, and for slinging stones, and where they lay all other engines that can annoy the enemy, all ready for their several operations. They also erect four gates, one at every side of the circumference, and those large enough for the entrance of the beasts, and wide enough for making excursions, if occasion should require. They divide the camp within into streets very conveniently, and place the tents of the commanders...
Página 12 - U three hundred and sixty yards in circumference. The hill is enclosed with iron palisades and iron gates. By an act of parliament, passed in 1806, the castle and its limits are vested in the justices of the peace for the county, in trust, by which they are empowered to rebuild, repair, or alter any part of it as they may think proper.
Página 75 - Ski-] ton, the poet laureat in the reign of Henry VIII. was rector of Diss, and resided here between the years 1503 and 1512. By Erasmus he was styled " the light and ornament of English scholars." Wood tells us " the generality saw that his witty discourses were biting, his laughter opprobrious and scornful, and his jokes commonly sharp and reflecting.
Página 51 - Now when they are to go out of their camp, the trumpet gives a sound, at which time nobody lies still, but at the first intimation they take down their tents, and all is made ready for their going out; then do the trumpets sound again, to order them to get ready for the march; then do they lay their baggage suddenly upon their mules, and other beasts of burden, and stand, as at...
Página 165 - The font has basso relievos of the four emblems of the Evangelists, the instruments of the passion, and the arms...
Página 168 - L ,„ sent proprietor is a new bridge across the rivulet, in front of the house, and widening the course of the stream, so as to give it the appearance of a lake. Contiguous to this water, and intermixed in a fine grove of large trees, are the various fragments of the ruins already noticed. Some of these are...