Memoir of John Kay of Bury, together with a brief memoir of the author by W. Lord


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Página 19 - She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar. She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens. She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.
Página 21 - ... partly in some branch of trade, such as spinning and weaving woollen, linen, or cotton. The cottagers were employed entirely in this manner, except for a few weeks in the harvest. Being one of those cottagers, and intimately acquainted with all the rest, as well as every...
Página 18 - Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.
Página 21 - The father of a family would earn from eight shillings to half-a-guinea at his loom; and his sons, if he had one, two, or three alongside of him, six or eight shillings each per week : but the great sheetanchor of all cottages and small farms, was the labour attached to the...
Página 16 - ... exertion. Men being mostly employed alone, or having few but their own families to converse with, had not their understandings rubbed bright by contact and an interchange of ideas; they witnessed a monotonous scene of life which communicated a corresponding dulness and mechanical action to their minds. The greatest varieties of scene which they witnessed were the market day of the village, and the attendance at Church on the Sabbath, and the summum bonum of their lives was to sit vacant and inactive...
Página 19 - She is not afraid of the snow for her household ; For all her household are clothed with scarlet. She maketh for herself carpets of tapestry ; Her clothing is fine linen and purple. Her husband is known in the gates, When he sitteth among the elders of the land. She maketh linen garments, and selleth them ; And delivereth girdles unto the merchant.
Página 67 - William and Mary, by the grace of God of ' England, Scotland, France and Ireland, king and queen, defenders of the faith, &c.
Página 21 - ... eight hands to prepare and spin yarn of any of the three materials I have mentioned, sufficient for the consumption of one weaver, this shows clearly the inexhaustible source there was for labour for every person, from the age of seven to eighty years (who retained their sight and could move their hands,) to earn their bread, say one to three shillings per week, without going to the parish.
Página 3 - Again, across the lines oft opening, glides The thready shuttle, while the web apace Increases, as the light of eastern skies, Spread by the rosy fingers of the Morn ; And all the fair expanse with beauty glows.
Página 69 - God, hoping through the merits, death and passion of my Saviour Jesus Christ, to have full and free pardon and forgiveness of all my sins and to inherit everlasting life and my Body I commit to the Earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my...

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