An Historical, Topographical, and Descriptive View of the County Palatine of Durham: Comprehending the Various Subjects of Natural, Civil, and Ecclesiastical Geography, Agriculture, Mines, Manufactures, Navigation, Trade, Commerce, Buildings, Antiquities, Curiosities, Public Institutions, Charities, Population, Customs, Biography, Local History, &c, Volume 1

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Page xlvii - Which of you convinceth me of sin ? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me ? 47 He that is of God heareth God's words : ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.
Page xl - Had I but served God as diligently as I have served the king, He would not have given me over in my grey hairs.
Page 100 - He is a middle-sized, spare man, about forty years old, of a brown complexion and dark : brown coloured hair, but wears a wig; a hooked nose, a sharp chin, grey eyes, and a large mole near his mouth...
Page 141 - On hearing his son's bugle, however, the old chief was so overjoyed that he forgot the injunctions, and ran himself with open arms to meet his son. Instead of committing a parricide, the conqueror again repaired to his adviser, who pronounced, as the alternative of disobeying the original instructions, that no chief of the Lambtons should die in his bed for seven, or, as some accounts say, for nine generations — a commutation which, to a martial spirit, had nothing probably very terrible, and which...
Page 22 - ... distance, and much resembled an unsteady fire of infantry. Immense quantities of dust and small coal accompanied these blasts, and rose high into the air, in the form of an inverted cone. The heaviest part of the ejected matter, such...
Page 287 - Paulinae ; or the truth of the scripture history of St. Paul evinced, by a comparison of the epistles which bear his name, with the acts of the Apostles, and with one another.
Page cv - Now have we many chimnies ; and yet our tenderlines complain of rheums, catarrhs, and poses ; then had we none but reredosses, and our heads did never ache. For as the smoke in those days was supposed to be a sufficient hardening for the timber of the house, so it was reputed a far better medicine to keep the good man and his family from the quackc or pose, wherewith, as then, very few were acquainted.
Page 469 - His father, one of the French protestants who took refuge in England upon...
Page xlviii - No put-offs, my Lord; answer me presently." "Then, Sir," said he, "I think it is lawful for you to take my brother Neale's money; for he offers it.
Page 90 - Newcastle, that he knew women whether they were witches or no by their looks ; and when the said person was searching of a personable and good-like woman, the said colonel replied, and said, surely this woman is none, and need not be tried...

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