A Book of Bristol Sonnets (Google eBook)

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Hamilton, Adams, 1877 - Bristol (England) - 144 pages
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Page 91 - God, the church of the living God, is the pillar and ground of the truth.
Page 56 - God is in the midst of her, therefore shall she not be removed: God shall help her, and that right early.
Page 25 - Do men gather grapes of thorns ?" But this our Thorn (God send us many coppices of them) was a blessing to our nation, and wine and oil may be said freely to flow from him. Being bred a merchant tailor in London he gave more than four thousand four hundred forty-five pounds to pious uses ;|| a sum sufficient therewith to build and endow a college, the time being well considered, being towards the beginning of the reign of king Henry the Eighth. I have observed some at...
Page 129 - Go tomorrow to assist the people of God against the enemies of the church of Christ, and the enemy will turn their face in flight, as far as Pwll Brochwael; and thou, being armed, stand in the battle, and seeing thy face and knowing it, they will, as usual betake themselves to flight and afterwards for the space of thirty years they will not dare...
Page 23 - ... of any other wrong or injury that shall be offered and done by any one, of what estate or condition soever he be ; so that we may not only stop the mouths of those that would or shall exasperate themselves against us, but also gain credit and reputation by our musical exercise ; that others of our rich neighbours, hearing these loud cymbals with their ears, may, by the sweet harmony thereof, be enlarged in their hearts to pull one string to make it more sweet.
Page 129 - ... be wounded by a single stroke in the district of " Rhyd Tintern, and in three days die in peace." And rising in the morning, when the army of his son Meurig came, he mounted his horse, and went cheerfully with them, agreeably to the commandment of the angel; and being armed, he stood in the battle on the banks of the Wye, near the ford of Tintern; and on his face being seen, the enemy turned their backs, and betook themselves to flight ; but one of them threw a lance, and wounded him therewith,...
Page 91 - Thorn, this is now but the town of Bristol, but I will make it the city of Bristol : which he afterwards did by erecting it into a bishop's see.
Page 127 - On the death of Anselme, the inheritance fell to his eldest sister, Maud, who had married first Hugh Bigod, Earl of Norfolk, and afterwards John de Warren, Earl of Surrey. The office of Marshal, which pertained to her as her brother' heir, she bestowed on her son Roger Bigod, Earl of Norfolk, with the king's consent.
Page 27 - Plague of 1348, when it is chronicled that "grass grew several inches high in High Street and Broad Street, the then chief thoroughfares ! " ON HEARING ST. MATTHEW'S PEAL. " ONE, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight...

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