History of the Isle of Man: With a Comparative View of the Past and Present State of Society and Manners, Containing Also Biographical Anecdotes of Eminent Persons Connected with that Island

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1816 - 436 pages

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Page 429 - riot' is described to be a tumultuous disturbance of the peace by three persons or more, assembling together of their own authority, with an intent mutually to assist one another against any who shall oppose them in the execution of some enterprise of a private nature, and afterwards actually executing the same in a violent and turbulent manner, to the terror of the people, whether the act intended were of itself lawful or unlawful.
Page 162 - if the ancient discipline of the church were lost, it might be found in all its purity in the Isle of Man.
Page 372 - ... and kept pulling for more rope, till all they had on board was expended. This must have been no small quantity, for a skilful mathematician who was on board, judging from the proportion of line let down, declared, that the adventurer must have descended at least double the number of leagues which the moon is computed to be distant from the earth. At such a depth, wonders might be expected, and wonderful was the account given by the adventurer, when drawn up to the air.
Page 416 - When a man doth compass or imagine the death of our lord the King, or of our Lady his Queen, or of their eldest son and heir; or if a man do violate the King's companion, or the King's eldest daughter unmarried, or the wife of the King's eldest son and heir...
Page 422 - ... money ; or any warrant or order for the payment of money, or delivery of goods (89) (90).
Page 421 - ... authority, or request for the payment of money, or for the delivery or transfer of any goods or chattels, or of any note, bill, or other security for the payment of money...
Page 371 - In consequence of this well authenticated legend, on the specified anniversary, every man and boy in the Island (except those who have thrown off the trammels of superstition), devote the hours between sunrise and sunset, to the hope of extirpating the Fairy, and woe be to the individual birds of this species, who show themselves on this fatal day to the active enemies of the race; they are pursued, pelted, fired at, and destroyed, without mercy, and their feathers preserved with religious care;...
Page 348 - ... Charlotte. Though we are ignorant of her parentage, she was evidently the daughter of a good mother, for of such are the best wives made. For over forty years she added to the comfort and happiness of her husband and children, and lived in the Old Stone House the life of Solomon's virtuous woman, for "the heart of her husband safely trusted in her, and she did him good, and not evil, all her days.
Page 389 - Then he called to my Lord Strange to put on his order, and said, " Charles, once this day I will send it you again by Bagaley, pray return it to my gracious Sovereign, when you shall be so happy as to see him ; and say, I sent it in all humility and gratitude, as I received it, spotless, and free from any stain, according to the honourable example of my ancestors.
Page 373 - I saw several chains, carcanets, and rings of all manner of precious stones finely cut, and set after our manner; which I suppose had been the prize of the winds and waves: these were hanging loosely on the jasper walls, by strings made of rushes, which I might easily have taken down ; but as I had edged myself within half a foot reach of them, I was unfortunately drawn back through your want of line.

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