A Complete and Universal English Dictionary; Including Not Only an Explanation of Difficult Words and Technical Terms in All Faculties and Professio

A Complete and Universal English Dictionary; Including Not Only an Explanation of Difficult Words and Technical Terms in All Faculties and Professio

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1824 edition. Excerpt: ...rather village, called Kylo, standing on a rising ground; and consisting of a few scattered houses, chiefly inhabited by fishermen, with two inns, and a church. Under the castle, which stands at the southern point, on an almost perpendicular rock, near 60 feet high, is a commodious bay, or harbour, defended by a block-house. The castle is accessible only by a narrow and winding pass, cut out of the rock, on its southern side. The N. and N. E. coasts of the island are formed of perpendicular rocks; the other sides sink, by gradual slopes, to the sand. It has plenty of fish and fowl, but the air and soil are reckoned bad. The W. part is left wholly to the rabbits, and there is not a tree on the island. The ancient monastery, which covered near four acres, and of which St. Cuthbert was prior, is entirely in ruins, but there are various fragments of the offices remaining. It is properly a semi-island, being encompassed with water at every flood, but sand at ebb. The E. part, which is much the broadest, is joined to the W. by a small slip of land. HOLYWELL, a town of Wales, in Flintshire, which, from its vicinity to the lead mines, and its considerable manufactures, has become the most flourishing in the county. It takes its name from the famous well of St. Winifred, concerning which many fables and superstitious notions have prevailed. It is a copious stream of very cold and pure water, bursting out of the ground at the foot of a hill, with such impetuosity as to discharge 21 tons of water in a minute. Over the spring there is a chapel, built by the countess of Derby, mother of Henry VII. which stands upon pillars, and on the windows are painted the history of St. Winifred's life. Besides the cold bath, celebrated for wonderful cures, formed...show more

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  • Paperback | 1078 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 54mm | 1,882g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236581636
  • 9781236581631