The Universal British Directory of Trade, Commerce, and Manufacture,: Comprehending Lists of the Inhabitants of London, Westminster, and Borough of Southwark; and All the Cities, Towns, and Principal Villages, in England and Wales; with the Mails, and Other Coaches, Stage-waggons, Hoys, Packets, and Trading Vessels. To which is Added, a Genuine Account of the Drawbacks and Duties Chargeable at the Custom-house on All Goods and Merchandize, Imported, Exported, Or Carried Coastwise, with a Particular of the Public Offices of Every Denomination; His Majesty's Court, and Ministers of State; the Peers of the Realm, and Parliament of Great Britain; the Court of Lord Mayor, Sheriffs, Aldermen, Common-council, and Livery, of London; Together with an Historical Detail of the Antiquities, Curiosities, Trade, Polity, and Manufactures, of Each City, Town, and Village. The Whole Comprising a Most Interesting and Instructive History of Great Britain.., Volume 4 (Google eBook)

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Page 297 - ... name with the former. Going in at the orifice, at Peninnis banks in St. Mary's, it is above a man's height, and of as much fpace in its breadth; but grows lower and narrower farther in. A little beyond which entrance appear rocky...
Page 639 - ... upon the bed ; he got up, and moved the bed ; but he had not lain long before he found the same inconvenience. Again he got up, and again the rain came down. At length...
Page 647 - Mr. Elwes, as one of the commons of England, in three successive parliaments, maintained a conduct which purer times might have been glad to boast, and which later times may be proud to follow. The minister that influenced him was — his conscience. He obeyed no mandate, but his opinion. He gave that opinion as he held it to be right. In one word, his public conduct lives after him, pure, and without a stain ! In private life, he was chiefly...
Page 312 - The Earl of Buchan, unwilling that so good a man, and sweet a poet, should be without a memorial, has denoted the place of his interment ; for the satisfaction of his admirers, in the year of our Lord 1792.
Page 641 - As the best mode of information, he got hold of a chairman — but no intelligence could he gain of a gentleman called Mr.
Page 309 - V., who founded three religious houses near it, and in 1497 it was destroyed by fire; but Henry VII. rebuilt it, and commanded that the village should be called Richmond, he having borne the title of earl of Richmond before he obtained the crown; and here he died. Queen Elizabeth was a prisoner in this palace for a short time, during the reign of her sister.
Page 651 - Elwes discovered signs of that utter and total weakness, which, in eight days, carried him to his grave. On the evening of the first day he was conveyed to bed— from which he rose no more. His appetite was gone — he had but- a faint recollection of any thing about him ; and his last coherent words were addressed to his son, Mr. John Elwes, in hoping " he had left him what he wished.
Page 167 - Park of fix miles and an half in circumference, well wooded, and containing near twelve hundred acres, in which " are Scenes* worthy of the bold pencil of Rubsns, or to be fubjefts for the tranquil funfhines of Claude le Lorraia.
Page 639 - give" and "pay" were not found in his vocabulary ; and therefore when he once received a very dangerous kick from one of his horses, who fell in going over a leap, nothing could persuade him to have any assistance. He rode the chase through...
Page 125 - Univerfity attend their fermons in it every Sunday in the afternoon during Lent, The tower and eaft end are curious pieces of antiquity. In the year 1760 this Church was beautified and new pewed at the expence of the Parifh; and in 1768, by a liberal...

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