The New Aberystwyth Guide

9780217927918: The New Aberystwyth Guide

This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1824. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Sweet Aeron's vale! unknown in song, Demands the warbling lyre; Shall silver Aeron glide along. And not a bard inspire? What bard that Aeron sees, can fail To sing the charms of Aeron's vale? There golden treasure swells the plains, And herds and nocks are there; And there the god of Plenty reigns Triumphant all the year: The Nymphs are gay, the swains are hale; Such blessings dwell in Aeron's vale. While every toast through Albion vies, In dubious competition; And female charms contend the prize Of beauty's high ambition; Sure Aeron's beauties must prevail, For angels dwell in Aeron's vale. Were I possessed of regal state, Presiding o'er a nation, With crowding senates at my feet In humble adoration, I'd envy--if envying might avail, The happy swains of Aeron's vale. The stones to be picked up on the beach at Aberystwyth are in great plenty, and various in their kind. There have been recent instances of industrious individuals making a considerable collection in course of the season; and ladies and gentlemen of rank and fashion have not disdained to wear them. They generally consist of From our limited opinion of their merit, we were much tempted to reject the two latter stanzas of the above, especially the closing one. Cornelians Agates Jaspers Moccos Moss Agates Crystals Moss pebbles Pudding stones Trap stones with a variety of other valuable pebbles, spar and crystals from the Mine Works. The Lapidaries who cut, sell, or set these, are, Mr. Wm, Jones, Watchmaker near the Assembly Rooms, and Mr. John Parry, Portland Street. angling. To the votaries of the gentlemanly pastime of angling, Aberystwyth, with its many vicine streams and rivers, holds great temptation, both for the pleasure of the sport and contemplation of sweet and majestic prospects, either of ...

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