Stanfield's Coast scenery - a series of picturesque views in the British channel and on the coast of France (1847) (14779961451)

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Stanfield's Coast scenery - a series of picturesque views in the British channel and on the coast of France (1847) (14779961451)

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Title: Stanfield's Coast scenery : a series of picturesque views in the British channel and on the coast of France
Year: 1847 (1840s)
Authors: Stanfield, Clarkson, 1793-1867
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Publisher: London : Smith, Elder and Co.
Contributing Library: Harold B. Lee Library
Digitizing Sponsor: Brigham Young University



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ouse, relates the following anecdote : Lewis the fourteenthbeing at war with England during the proceeding with this building, a French privateertook the men at work upon the Eddystone rock, together with their tools, and carried themto France ; and the captain was in expectation of receiving a reward for his achivement.While the captives lay in prison, the transaction reached the ears of that monarch ; he im-mediately ordered them to be released, and the captors to be put in their places ; declaring,that though he was at war with England, he was not so with mankind. He thereforedirected the men to be sent back to their work, with presents, observing, that the Eddystonelight-house was so situated, as to be of equal service to all nations having occasion tonavigate the channel between England and Fiance. The history of this work is altogetherone of a strange and eventful kind, and we can promise the curious reader a greattreat, should he think proper to peruse the tract of Mr. Smeaton.
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© pfe PLYMOUTH. 61 estuary of the Tainar; the Sound is the capacious bay formed by theinflux of the sea with the two rivers, and is capable of holding twothousand vessels. It has been rendered more secure than formerly bythe construction of the Breakwater, which may be regarded as the mostgigantic undertaking ever effected in England. It was commenced onthe 12th of August 1812, and has during its progress experiencedtwo most severe trials. In January 1827 and November 1824 thesouthern coast of England was strewed with wrecks, but the Breakwater,although presenting an uneven and unfinished surface-, and more liableto be disturbed by the violence of the waters, proved the greatest pro-tection to the vessels within its friendly shelter. This immense barrieris composed of granite blocks of several tons weight. It is in length,at the base, one thousand seven hundred and sixty yards, and in breadthone hundred and twenty. The flat surface on the top, forms a finepromenade, approached by thr

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stanfields coast scenery a series of picturesque views in the british channel and on the coast of france 1847
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