3 edition of A tour thro the whole island of Great Britain found in the catalog.
Running title: A tour thro Great Britain.By Daniel Defoe.Cf. Halkett & Laing.Additions by Samuel Richardson.Vols. 2 & 4: the names of S. Crowder and Co., and of W. Johnston are omitted from imprint.
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|Pagination||xvi, 58 p. :|
|Number of Pages||44|
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Here we turn'd short to the East, to visit Bishop-Stortford, lying on the Borders of Essex, 27 Miles from London. The Church is large, dedicated to St. Germans to Crediton, then one of the best Towns in the County, and thence to Exeter. Windsor, and between both, those beautiful Parts of Middlesex and Surrey, on the Bank of the Thames, which are the most agreeable in the World. Shaftesbury has however lately received some Im provements from the Generosity of a neighbouring Gentleman, and particularly in a fine Plantation on the Top of Park-Hill; which he was so kind as to indulge the Inhabitants with for a Place of Walking and Diversion; but attempting, on the Strength of his good Offices to the Town, to prescribe to them in the Choice of a Member of Parliament, he has not met with the grateful Return he might have expected, Violence having been done to the very Plantation he had so generously devoted to the pub lick Service and Pleasure of the Inhabitants.
On the North-side of the Castle, and which was formerly its Counterscarp is a very beautiful Terrace-walk, bounded by a double Row of fine Elms, and extended round one Quarter of the City; viz. Near this Town, the Duke of Chandos has built one of the most magnificent Palaces in England, with a Profusion of Expence, and so well furnish'd within, that it has hardly its Equal in England.
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Neither doth it fall behind in Mea dow Ground, and Pasturage, Clover, Eaver, and Trefoil Grass, and Turneps; as is evident to a Per son who goes thro' any of the Markets, and beholds the fine, well-fed Beef and Mutton, with which they are plentifully stored. I passed twice this hill after this, but the weather was good, and the way dry, which made it safe; but one of our company was so frighted with it, that in a kind of an ectasy, when he got to the bottom, he looked back, and swore heartily that he would never come that way again.
The People are industrious and courteous: the Fair Sex are truly such, as well as numerous; their Complexion, and generally their Hair, of a fair Cast: they are genteel, disengaged, of easy Carriage, and good Mien. Alban's, at the Expence of the Duchess, in Gratitude to the Memory of that excel lent Princess: QUEEN ANNE was very graceful and ma jestick in her Person: Religious without Affectation.
But in the dreadful Tempest of Nov. From this Place Charles I. It has the greatest Corn-market in the County, or perhaps in England; in which 20,000 l.
This Place indeed has a Claim to Antiquity, and is an Appendix to the Duchy of A tour thro the whole island of Great Britain, of which it holds at a Free-farm Rent, and pays to the Prince of Wales, as Duke, 10 l.
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As this Ground was made a Present by Sir Hans Sloane, they have erected in the new Building, a Statue of that Gentleman; and intend to make, in due Time, an Opening down to the River, which will have a beautiful Effect upon the Thames, and receive no less Grace from it. From Totness we went still South about Seven Miles all in View of the River to Dartmouth, a Town of Note, seated at the Mouth of the River Dart, where it empties itself into the Sea, at a very narrow, but safe Entrance.
ow, with much Wood about it. Of these we had Six for our Dinner, for which they ask'd a Shilling only; and for such siz'd Fish, and not so fresh, I have seen 6 s. At the latter End of her Reign, it did not exceed Twenty-six thousand Pounds a Year; which was much to her Honour, because it is subject to no Account.
After which, he repaired with the same Pomp to a House provided for that Purpose, made a Feast to his Attendants, kept the Table's-end himself, and was served with kneeling Assay, and all other Rights due to the Estate of a Prince: with which Din ner the Ceremony ended, and every Man re turned Home again.
Winstanley often visited, and frequently strengthen'd the Building by new Works; and was so confident of its Firmness and Stability, that he usually said, to those who doubted its Standing in hard Weather, that he only desir'd to be in it, when a Storm should happen.
It is a large Market-town, 29 computed Miles from London.