The History of the Borough, Castle, and Barony of Alnwick, Volume 2

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H.H. Blair, 1866
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Page 20 - Never (says he) had we been offended for the loss of our LIBRARIES, being so many in number, and in so desolate places for the more part, if the chief monuments and most notable works of our excellent writers had been reserved. If there had been in every shire of England, but one...
Page 45 - Soon after their return, Fresborn, mindful of their engagement, began to look out for a place for their convent. After examining all the circumjacent solitudes, he at length fixed upon...
Page 212 - ... and of that supreme and eternal mind, which contains all truth and wisdom, all beauty and goodness. By the love or delightful contemplation and pursuit of these transcendent aims for their own sake only, the mind of man is raised from low and perishable objects, and prepared for those high destinies which are appointed for all those who are capable of them.
Page 214 - Arranged to meet the requirements of the Syllabus of the Science and Art Department of the Committee of Council on Education, South Kensington.
Page 45 - Henry III. were William de Vescy, lord of Alnwick, and Richard Gray, two eminent chieftains in the Christian army. Led by curiosity, or devotion, they visited the monks of Mount Carmel, and there unexpectedly found a countryman of their own, named Ralph Fresborn, a Northumberland gentleman, who had signalized himself in a former crusade, and, in consequence of a vow, had taken upon himself the monastic profession in that solitude.
Page 45 - Vescy and Gray returned to England, they strongly importuned the superior of the Carmelites to let their countryman accompany them ; which was at length granted upon condition that they would found a monastery for Carmelites in their own country. Soon after their return, Fresborn, mindful of their engagement, began to look out for a place for their convent. After examining all the circumjacent solitudes, he at length fixed...
Page 156 - Chapel, except where from special Circumstances they shall deem it not advisable to assign a District, and such District shall be under the immediate Care of the Minister who shall have been duly licensed to serve such Church or Chapel, so far only as regards the Visitation of the Sick and other Pastoral Duties, and shall not be deemed a District for any other Purpose whatsoever...
Page 45 - Amongst the English barons who went to the holy wars, in the reign of Henry III., were William de Vesey, Lord Alnwick, and Richard Grey, two eminent chieftains in the Christian army.
Page 163 - An historical essay on the state of physick in the Old and New Testament, and the Apocryphal interval: with a particular account of the cases mentioned in scripture, and observations upon them. To which is added, A discourse concerning the duty of consulting a physician in sickness.
Page 360 - ... the investigation of the meaning of ancient names. The fundamental principle to be borne in mind is an axiom which alone makes the study of local names possible, and which has been tacitly assumed in the title of this volume, and throughout the preceding chapters. This axiom asserts that local names are in no case arbitrary sounds. They are always ancient WORDS, or fragments of ancient words —each of them, in short, constituting the earliest chapter in the local history of the PLACES to which...

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