An Account of the Past and Present State of the Isle of Man: Including a Topographical Description; a Sketch of Its Mineralogy; an Outline of Its Laws, with the Privileges Enjoyed by Strangers; and a History of the Island

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R. Baldwin, 1811 - 365 pages
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Page 271 - I, AB do swear, That I will truly and honestly demean myself in the Practice of an Attorney [or Solicitor] according to the best of my Knowledge and Ability. So help me God.
Page 129 - They say there are a great number of fine apartments under ground, exceeding in magnificence any of the upper rooms ; several men of more than ordinary courage have, in former times, ventured down to explore the secrets of this subterranean dwelling-place, but none of them ever returned to give an account of what they saw...
Page 72 - ... ocean. It is divided into distinct columns of five or six miles in length, and three or four in breadth ; and they drive the water before them with a kind of rippling.
Page 128 - A little further is an apartment which has . never been opened witiiin the memory of man. The persons belonging to the castle are very cautious in giving you any reason for it; but • the natives, who are excessively superstitious., assign this, that there is something of enchantment in it.
Page 86 - The inhabitants are remarkably gross, and remarkably neglected : I know not if they are visited by any minister. The island, which was once the metropolis of learning and piety, has now no school for education, nor temple for worship, only two inhabitants that can speak English., and not one that can write or read.
Page 200 - The ancient manner of holding a court was much more ceremo'•Feltbam'íTour.' e 2 nteui, nious; and I copy from the beginning of the statute-book the following regulations and instructions : " Our doughtful and gracious Lord, this is the constitution of old time, the which we have given in our days how yee should be governed on your Tinwald day. First, you shall come thither in your royal array, as...
Page 85 - I suppose bj courtesy, a seat in the house above the bar. The arms of the bishopric are, on three ascents, the Virgin Mary, her arms extended between two pillars ; on the dexter, a church ; in base, the ancient arms of Man. The bishop's domain is between three and four hundred acres; and the revenue of the see is supposed to be between twelve and fifteen hundred pounds a-year. The bishopric of Sodor was...
Page 317 - Manor, with all courts-baron, rents, services, and other incidents to such courts belonging, their wastes, commons, and other lands, inland waters, fisheries, and mills, and all mines, minerals, and quarries, according to their present rights therein, felons...
Page 308 - Day of under and by virtue of an Act made in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled An Act...
Page 257 - By this book, and by the holy contents thereof, and by the wonderful works that God hath miraculously wrought in heaven above and in...

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