The History and Antiquities of the Town and Port of Hastings

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W.G. Moss, 1824 - Hastings (England) - 206 pages
 

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Page 111 - TIME rolls his ceaseless course. The race of yore Who danced our infancy upon their knee, And told our marvelling boyhood legends store, Of their strange ventures happ'd by land or sea, How are they blotted from the things that be ! How few, all weak and withered of their force, Wait, on the verge of dark eternity, Like stranded wrecks, the tide returning hoarse, To sweep them from our sight! Time rolls his ceaseless course.
Page 107 - I am Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the Ending, the First and the Last, who is, who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.
Page 172 - Thanks to the several Volunteer and Yeomanry Corps of the United Kingdom, for the Promptitude and Zeal with which, at a Crisis the most momentous to their Country, they have associated for its Defence...
Page 126 - ... and declared to be one body corporate and politic, in fact and in name, by the name, style, or title mentioned and described in the said certificate so to be recorded as aforesaid, and by that name shall have succession, and they and their successors shall and may forever...
Page 92 - THE KING to all to whom, &c. greeting. KNOW YE, that we, of our especial grace, and of our certain knowledge and mere motion, and as well in consideration of the good, true, and faithful...
Page 77 - They thought it should have canopied their bones Till doomsday ; but all things have their end : Churches and cities, which have diseases like to men, Must have like death that we have.
Page 176 - I could very plainly see the cliffs on the opposite coast, which, at the nearest part, are between forty and fifty miles distant, and are not to be discerned from that low situation, by the aid of the best glasses. They appeared to be only a few miles off, and seemed to extend, for some leagues, along the coast. I pursued my walk along the shore...
Page 154 - ... afterwards at Dr. Heberden's; but it is said that the share he took in them was not the most agreeable, from his being too opiniatre and dictatorial. When he left off attending these Attic evenings, he became almost an anchorite. He describes with the same annoyance Capell's seclusion at Hastings: This house was placed in a situation of all others the most uninteresting to a man of taste, who looks for diversity of prospect, lawns, groves, rivulets, &c. ; for it was close to the sea, at the dirty...
Page 62 - The walls, nowhere entire, are about eight feet thick. The gateway, now demolished, was on the north side, near the northernmost angle. Not far from it, to the west, are the remains of a small tower enclosing a circular flight of stairs ; and still farther westward, a sallyport and the ruins of another tower.
Page 77 - I do love these ancient ruins. We never tread upon them but we set Our foot upon some reverend history : And, questionless, here in this open court, Which now lies naked to the injuries Of stormy weather, some men + lie...

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