History of Norfolk; or, excursions in the county

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Page 161 - 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.
Page 150 - 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.
Page 130 - 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.
Page 45 - ... 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...
Page 150 - Faverches, her son, confirmed her endowments, made an additional foundation of a priory for Augustine canons, and erected a conventual church. The numerous gifts and grants to this famous religious house, form one of those extensive...
Page 45 - 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...
Page 29 - The chancel, or choir, has also its aisles ; and here is a transept, and two towers at the west end. The roof is supported by twenty-two columns; of which those east of the transept are formed by a cluster of five shafts to each. In this part of the building...
Page 11 - SO3, 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.
Page 44 - 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...
Page 41 - Hull, a handsome wellbuilt house, erected by Sir Edward Ward, about the middle of the last century. It has three fronts, each containing three stories from the basement, and the attic windows are placed in the roof. It is now the seat of the Earl of Roseberry, and is situated in well wooded grounds, near the high road from Norwich to Bungay.

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