An Exploration of Dartmoor and Its Antiquities: With Some Accounts of Its Borders

Seeley and Company, Limited, 1892 - 316 pages

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Page 10 - The west wind always brings wet weather, The east wind wet and cold together, The south wind surely brings us rain, The north wind blows it back again. " If the sun in red should set, The next day surely will be wet ; If the sun should set in grey, The next will be a rainy day.
Page 220 - Above the hill's bold brow, and, seen from far, Assumes the human form ;—a Granite God ! **— To whom, in days long flown, the suppliant knee In trembling homage bow'd.
Page 295 - I OFT have heard of Lydford law, How in the morn they hang and draw, And sit in judgment after : At first I wondered at it much; But since I find the reason such, As it deserves no laughter.
Page 292 - December, in the year of the reign of our sovereign lord, James, by the grace of God, of England, France and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith, &c., the twentieth, and of Scotland the fifty-sixth.* LENOX, HAMILTON, ARRTJNDELL, SURREY, BARN.
Page 298 - He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth: he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder ; he burneth the chariot in the fire. Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
Page 238 - Rocky thou art, and rocky we discover Thy men, and rocky are thy ways all over. O men, O manners, now and ever known To be a rocky generation ! A people currish, churlish as the seas, A.nd rude almost as rudest savages, With whom I did, and may re-sojourn when Rocks turn to rivers, rivers turn to men.
Page 298 - ... the church, which so affrighted the congregation that most of them fell down in their seats, some upon their knees, others on their faces, and some one upon another, crying out of burning and scalding and all giving themselves up for dead.
Page 112 - Here lies in horizontal position the outside case of George Routleigh, watchmaker, whose abilities in that line were an honour to his profession : integrity was the mainspring, and prudence the regulator...
Page 295 - Twere better to be stoned and pressed, Or hanged, now choose you whether. " Ten men less room within this cave Than five mice in a lantern have. The keepers they are sly ones. If any could devise by art To get it up into a cart, 'Twere fit to carry lions.

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