Reprints of Rare Tracts & Imprints of Ancient Manuscripts, &c: Chiefly Illustrative of the History of the Northern Counties, Volume 2

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Printed at the Press of M.A. Richardson, 1849
 

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Page vi - I have lived long enough : my way of life Is fall'n into the sear, the yellow leaf ; And that which should accompany old age, As honour, love, obedience, troops of friends...
Page 16 - lower classes " he meant nothing offensive. How could he do so ? He himself had been one of the lower classes. He gloried in the fact ; and it was noble and delightful to know that the humblest in the realm might, by a life of industry, propriety, and good moral and religious conduct, rise to eminence. All could not become eminent in public life that was impossible; but every man might arrive at honour, independence, and competence.
Page 15 - Is a gentleman in ore, whom the next age may see refined.
Page 30 - Winandermere, pragrande stagnum, the most spacious lake in all England, saith Speed), now a country vill, but of old, as appears by the many heaps of rubbish and ruins of walls, as well as by the paved highways leading thereto, a noted Roman station Amboglana, as Camden conjectures. Thence, over Eynbridge, and many high hills, amongst which the said melancholy river runs, upon which a remarkable catadupa, cataract, or waterfall, which, falling from a great height and breaking upon the rugged...
Page 31 - Hard-knot, whose rugged head surmounted them, upon the top of which (when not without difficulty we had scaled it) I was surprised to find the ruins of some castle or fortifications where I thought the Romans had never come. Having at length surmounted the difficulties of these eight miles' tedious march from Fell-foot to Dale-garth, (which was rendered still more uncomfortable by the loss of a shoe from the servant's horse, which much retarded our journey,) we came into a pleasanter country by the...
Page 11 - Went to see the Abbey : viewed the exceedingly rich copes and robes : was troubled to see so much superstition remaining in Protestant churches ; tapers, basins, and a richly embroidered IHS upon the high altar; the picture of GOD the FATHER, like an old man, the SON as a young man, richly embroidered upon their copes.
Page 26 - London, who derived very little direct advantage from the will of their singular benefactor, were wearied out with the contest; and after the Restoration an amicable decree was pronounced, by which the possession of the estates was restored to the heir, on condition that he should discharge all the particulars of the trust created by the will of Henry Hilton, should make regular payment of the several parochial charities, and satisfy the claims of the two dowagers.
Page 14 - ... landlord took the debtor's part, and denied to send for the ostler, till upon some brisk compliments, we were just for riding to depose upon oath before sir M. Robinson, and then in the very same straw we had sought carefully before, they were found, and one of them where the horse could not get to ; which more fully manifested the knavery, as also their leaving, for a pretence, the red bags in the holster ; but we got very well, though late, to North Alverton that night.
Page 52 - Manlove ; yet, instead of thanks for my pains and charge, was frowned upon, and downright told, except a greater stipend was advanced (which I and a few more were constrained to advance besides our usual quantum) else he threatened to leave the town. He also expressed a particular disgust at my practice in going to hear the Vicar and Mr. Robinson, two excellent preachers, in public, which was a further uneasiness to my spirits.
Page 34 - Rayner's judgment), to Sir John Lowther's stately house at the Flat, where we were most obligingly entertained by William Gilpin, Esq. (the doctor's son, of Newcastle,) a most ingenious gentleman, who showed us the pictures and curiosities of the house and gardens, wherein is placed the original famous altar, GENIO LOCI, (mentioned by Camden, p. 770,) for which Sir John gave twen1y pounds.

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