The Beauties of England and Wales: Or, Delineations, Topographical, Historical, and Descriptive, of Each County, Volume 23

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Verner & Hood, 1812 - 658 pages
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Page 268 - Of mimic'd statesmen and their merry king. No wit to flatter left of all his store! No fool to laugh at, which he valued more. There, victor of his health, of fortune, friends, And fame, this lord of useless thousands ends.
Page 268 - In the worst inn's worst room, with mat half -hung, The floors of plaster, and the walls of dung, On once a flock-bed, but repaired with straw, With tape-tied curtains, never meant to draw, The George and Garter dangling from that bed Where tawdry yellow strove with dirty red, Great Villiers lies...
Page 640 - What does not fade ? The tower that long had stood The crush of thunder and the warring winds, Shook by the slow but sure destroyer Time, Now hangs in doubtful ruins o'er its base.
Page 755 - Hardwick had a custom, from time immemorial, that if a felon were taken within their liberty, with goods stolen out, or within the liberty of the said forest, either hand-habend, back-berand, or confessand, any commodity of the value of thirteen pence halfpenny, he should, after three markets, or meeting days, within the town of Halifax, next after such his apprehension, and being condemned, be taken to the gibbet, and have his head cut off from his body.
Page 684 - Hebrew grammars, then in England, and appointed five keepers to whom he granted yearly salaries. At the dissolution of religious houses in the reign of Henry VIII., Durham college, where he...
Page 683 - The town of Ripon to this day, honours the memory of its benefactor by an annual feast, which continues nearly a week. On the Saturday next after Jammas-day, the effigy of the prelate is brought into the town, preceded by music : the people go out to meet it, and, with every demonsration of joy, commemorate the return of their former patron from exile t.
Page 490 - ... governor, could not, without betraying the trust committed to him, open the gates to so great a train as his majesty was attended with.
Page 161 - No sooner was the word given here, but down fell the monasteries, the hospitals, chapels, and priories, in this city, and with them, for company, I suppose, eighteen parish churches, the materials and revenues of all being converted to secular uses.
Page 75 - On the right of the road leading from Gretabridge to Catterick, is much fine gravelly soil, with a considerable quantity of clay, and some peat ; and, on the north of Richmond, a mixed loamy soil in most places upon limestone, but in some, upon a, freestone most excellent for building.
Page 146 - Men of Israel, our God, whose laws I have prescribed to you, commands that we should always be ready to die for those laws ; and now, when death looks us in the face, we have only to choose whether we should prolong a base and infamous life, or embrace a gallant and glorious death. If we fall into the hands of our enemies, at their will and pleasure^ we must die; but our Creator, who gave us life, did also enjoin, that with our own hands, and of our own accord, we should devoutly restore it to Him...

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