The Landscape Album; Or Great Britain Illustrated Containing Fifty-Nine Views Volume 2

The Landscape Album; Or Great Britain Illustrated Containing Fifty-Nine Views Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ...as the remains of a very ancient church, are seen here on the highest part of the Castle: the walls of this church, partly constructed with Roman tiles, are dilapidated, and the roof is entirely destroyed. Southward of the church is the present burial-ground of the garrison. Near the edge of the cliff is a piece of brass ordnance, usually called Queen Elizabeth's Pocket Pistol. It is twenty-four feet long, and carries a twelve-pound shot, but is now unfit for use. This cannon was cast at Utrecht in 1514: upon it are several devices, and some old Dutch lines, which have been thus translated: --"O'er hill and dale, I throw my ball; Breaker, my name, of mound and wall." Dover, in the bathing season, has become a very favourite summer residence, which has led to a great increase of building for the accommodation of its visitors, particularly on the broad beach, on account of the very interesting sea view. In the beautifully romantic character of its castle and cliffs, Dover is certainly unequalled: the peculiar situation of many of the houses, the extensive view of the ocean, with the coast of France in the distance; the many various descriptions of vessels passing, with every tide, up and down the Channel, combine in the production of a series of views, which for grandeur and impressive effect are not to be surpassed on the British coast. On several remarkable occasions, Dover has been visited by the earlier monarchs of England, and foreign sovereigns have occasionally landed here. King Charles II. came on shore at his restoration, accompanied by the Dukes of York and Gloucester, and attended by many noblemen and gentlemen. Louis XVIII. embarked for France from this port in April, 1814; and in June of the same year the Allied sovereigns...
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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236486005
  • 9781236486004