Short Historical Sketch of the Town of Dover and Its Neighborhood ...: With a Description of the Villages Near Dover ...

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Z. Warren, Ptr., 1828 - 267 страници
 

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Страница 246 - tis, to cast one's eyes so low! The crows and choughs, that wing the midway air, Show scarce so gross as beetles : Half way down Hangs one that gathers samphire; dreadful trade! Methinks, he seems no bigger than his head: The fishermen, that walk upon the beach, Appear like mice; and yon...
Страница 74 - ... any port, either in respect of security or defence, or of traffic or intercourse, more convenient, needful, or rather of necessity to be regarded, than this of Dover.
Страница 120 - Grace fired at bis antagonist. At the close of this singular rencontre, the Earl of Winchilsea made a handsome retractation of his imputations. In this year the Duke received the appointments of Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports and Constable of Dover Castle, and assisted in organising Mr. Peel's new police, a force which was excessively unpopular at first, and bore a large share of the odium directed towards the executive Government.
Страница 192 - ... debility and exhaustion, no doubt augmented by anxiety and disappointment. It has been supposed, that the fatal intelligence of the battle of Austerlitz produced an agitation of spirits which powerfully increased his disorder ; for on return to his villa at Putney, near London, he breathed his last on the 23d of January, 1806, in the 47th year of his age, having directed the affairs of his country for a longer period than any other minister. Under his auspices the maritime supremacy of England...
Страница 130 - Drake immediately dispatched a messenger to Canterbury, with the news of his success, and the earl of Warwick being there, he sent him fifty men, and the city seventy, to guard and defend the Castle.
Страница 184 - Eyre, keeper of all the parks and forests south •of the Trent, master of the king's bench office, head steward of Westminster, and constable of .Windsor Castle.
Страница 74 - No promontory, town, or haven in Christendom, is so placed by nature and situation, both to gratify friends and annoy enemies, as this town of Dover ; no place is so settled to receive and deliver intelligence for all matters and actions in Europe, from time to time ; no town...
Страница 40 - ... uniform, which they provided at their own expense ; but their charges, while at court, were defrayed by their constituents. The canopy was supported by four staves, covered with silver, to each of which was affixed a small silver bell, and the whole was provided by the king's treasurer. To every staff were four barons, that is, sixteen to each...
Страница 84 - Roman fortifications, and all the works we can now trace of that enterprising and warlike people, upon the hill, near Dover, are bounded by the deep ditch, and it will be a vain attempt to search after any military works of the Romans in the castle beyond it. The form of the camp, the ditch, the parapet, and the octagon building, all point out the hand of the Roman engineer and the Roman architect. It was no uncommon thing for them, where the ground would admit of it, to make their camp in the form...
Страница 151 - Westminster, and the heirs male of his body, in the offices of constable of Dover castle and warden of the Cinque Ports...

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