Annals of the Lords of Warrington and Bewsey: From 1587 to 1833, when Warrington Became a Parliamentary Borough

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Charles Simms and Company, 1873 - 165 páginas
 

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Página 109 - TO THE INHABITANTS OF MANCHESTER. [See Chambers's History, vol. ip 271.] Manchester, Nov. 30, 1745. His Royal Highness being informed that several bridges had been pulled down in this county, he has given orders to repair them forthwith, particularly that at Crossford, which is to be done this night by his own troops, though His Royal Highness does not propose to make use of it for his own army, but believes it will be of service to the country ; and if any forces that were with General Wade be coming...
Página 97 - I do not insist upon this, nor upon the late hours he kept up and down our city ; it's said he was every night drinking till two o'clock, or beyond that time, and that he went to his chamber drunk ; but this I have only by common fame, for I was not in his company ; I bless God I am not a man of his principles or behaviour ; but in the mornings he appeared with the symptoms of a man that over night had taken a large cup.
Página 154 - From the Spaniards' late defeat, And his crews, with shouts victorious, Drank success to England's fleet ; On a sudden, shrilly sounding, Hideous yells and shrieks were heard ; Then, each heart with fear confounding, A sad troop of ghosts...
Página 87 - Th' allegiance and supremacy oath, Did they not next compel the nation To take and break the protestation ? To swear, and after to recant, The solemn league and covenant ? To take th...
Página 138 - He was a man of quick and vigorous parts, but constitutionally prone to insolence and to the angry passions. When just emerging from boyhood, he had risen into practice at the Old Bailey bar, a bar where advocates have always used a license of tongue unknown in Westminster Hall.
Página 5 - Arriving at the Mount of St. Mary's, in the stony stage where I now stand, I have brought you some fine biscuits, baked in the oven of charity, and carefully conserved for the chickens of the church, the sparrows of the Spirit, and the sweet swallows of salvation.
Página ix - The doctors, though they all have spoke, Like learned gentlemen, And told us how the entrails look Of cattle, dead and green. Yet they do nothing do at all, With all their learning's store ; So Heaven drive out this plague away, And vex us not no more.
Página 11 - We could never have imagined, had we not seen it fall out in experience, that a man raised up by ourself, and extraordinarily favoured by us above any other subject of this land, would have, in so contemptible a sort, broken our commandment, in a cause that so greatly toucheth us in...
Página 146 - Button's, where the brethren, Wright, Baskervyle, Swinton, Toft's facetious knight, [And] Lancaster, and Cattel if he can, And, on the same terms, Clowes the alderman, Have all agreed to hold, upon the border Of Altrincham, a Chapter of the Order. Now, then, sagacious brethren, if the time Suits with convenience, as it does with rhyme, I hope we safely may depend upon The representatives of Warrington : See that no business contradict your journey, If any should, transact it by attorney ; On Friday...
Página 147 - Work ev'ry one at shorthand like a thresher. Yea, meet my sons; appoint a shorthand feast Each fortnight, three weeks, or each month at least; Lest it be said by longhand men profane, We taught so many clever folks in vain. Be not discouraged, then, if one by one, Dull solitude ! you go but slowly on, For when you meet together in a bundle Adzooks ! you cannot think how fast you'll trundle. So saith the simile : we mortal people Are like the bells that hang within a steeple ; Where one poor solitary...

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