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Page 59 - A WEIGHT of awe, not easy to be borne, Fell suddenly upon my Spirit — cast From the dread bosom of the unknown past, When first I saw that family forlorn.
Page 8 - Two tunnels had been formed in the side of a hill ; they were wide at one extremity, but tapered off to a narrow bore at the other, where they met in a point. The mouths of the channels opened towards the west, from which quarter a prevalent wind blows in this valley, and sometimes with great violence ; and the blast received by them would, when the wind was high, be poured with considerable force and effect upon the smelting furnaces at the extremity of the tunnels.
Page 139 - Below another bracket, likewise on the west point, are two shields, charged with the arms of the see, surmounted by a dragon and greyhound, Henry's supporters, sustaining a rose crowned.
Page 193 - Sub-committees, and for transacting other necessary business ; five of the Committee shall be a quorum. — Members may attend the Monthly Committee Meetings, after the official business has been transacted. VII. The Chairman at Meetings of the Society, shall have a casting vote in addition to his vote as a Member.
Page 51 - It appears to have been the custom to close up the entrances of these side chambers with dry walling, after interments had been made in them. Such, at least, was the condition of chamber 2, when opened in 1821 ; and, on clearing it out at that time, the lower courses of a second dry wall were found, in a somewhat different direction, just within the other, so that it seemed to have been doubly closed up. The roof of this chamber differed...
Page 7 - ... isthmus, has been burnt in the grates of the modern English. In several places the source whence the mineral was procured can be pointed out ; but the most extensive workings, that I have heard of are in the neighbourhood of Grindon Lough, near Sewingshields. Not long ago, a shaft was sunk, with the view of procuring the coal which was supposed to be below the surface ; the projector soon found that, though coal had been there, it was all removed. The ancient workings stretched beneath the bed...
Page 8 - During the operation of bringing this common into cultivation, the method adopted by the Romans of producing the blast necessary to smelt the metal was made apparent. Two tunnels had been formed in the side of a hill ; they were wide at one extremity, but tapered off to a narrow bore at the other, where they met in a point. The mouths of the channels opened towards the west, from which quarter a prevalent wind blows in this valley, and sometimes with great violence. The blast received by them would,...
Page 31 - ... foundations of buildings. The gentle slope of the ground on the western side of the site of the town towards Penyard is called Cinder Hill, and we have only to turn up the surface to discover that it consists of an immense mass of iron scoriae. It is evident that the...
Page 29 - Silurian rocks, is in many cases exposed, and exhibits beds much contorted and broken, though having a general tendency to dip northward. Here and there a sort of cave has been opened on some of the quartz veins, and in some cases has been pushed on as a gallery, of the dimensions of the larger levels of the present day...
Page 92 - Thomas purchas'd Mr. Badger's Books, as also the MSS. of Mr. Edward Lhuyd. I looked over Mr. Badger's Study during Mr. Badger's Life, but there was very little or nothing to my purpose. I also looked over Mr. Lhuyd's old MSS., as I did likewise many of his own writing, tho

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