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Bolton Priory.

FROM Bolton's old monaftic tower,
The bells ring loud with gladfome power;
The fun is bright; the fields are gay
With people in their best array
Of stole and doublet, hood and scarf,
Along the banks of crystal Wharf;
Through the vale retired and lowly,
Trooping to that fummons holy.
And ah, among the moorlands, fee
What fprinklings of blithe company!
Of laffes and of fhepherd grooms,
That down the steep hills force their way,
Like cattle through the budded brooms :
Path, or no path, what care they?

And thus in joyous mood they hie
To Bolton's mouldering Priory.


OLTON, (fays Dugdale, carefully copied by the "Magna Britannia” of 1731,) a monaftery of regular canons of St. Augustine, founded in 1120 by Robert de Romeli, Lord of Skipton-in-Craven, and Cecilia his wife, daughter and heir of William de Meschines, Lord of Coupland in Cumberland, at Emesey, and by them fufficiently endowed. It was dedicated to the Blessed Virgin and



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