The History and Antiquities of the Parish of Darlington, in the Bishoprick

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Darlington and Stockton Times, 1854 - Darlington (England) - 374 pages
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As a reference point of Darlington history, this tome is recommended . Very informative. It's in my top 10 reads

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Page 94 - Since once I sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid, on a dolphin's back, Uttering such dulcet and harmonious breath, That the rude sea grew civil at her song ; And certain stars shot madly from their spheres, To hear the sea-maid's music.
Page 358 - The manner of the carriage is by laying rails of timber, from the colliery down to the river, exactly straight and parallel ; and bulky carts are made with four rowlets fitting these rails ; whereby the carriage is so easy, that one horse will draw down four or five chaldron of coals, and is an immense benefit to the coal merchant.
Page 246 - No marble marks thy couch of lowly sleep, But living statues there are seen to weep ; Affliction's semblance bends not o'er thy tomb, Affliction's self deplores thy youthful doom.
Page 246 - HARK! from the tombs a doleful sound! My ears attend the cry; " Ye living men, come view the ground, Where you must shortly lie. 2 " Princes, this clay must be your bed, In spite of all your towers; The tall, the wise, the reverend head Must lie as low as ours.
Page 190 - To THE QUEEN'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY. May it please Your Majesty — WE, Your...
Page 217 - • when perfectly made, and with all the appurtenances thereof, had not only the image of our Saviour extended upon it, but the figures of the Virgin Mary and St John, one on each side : in allusion to John xix. 26. ' Christ on the Cross saw his mother and the disciple whom, he loved standing by...
Page 43 - A little rule, a little sway, A sunbeam in a winter's day, Is all the proud and mighty have Between the cradle and the grave.
Page 132 - ... precipitation, that sir Thomas Fairfax, who had a command in it, did not stick to own, that till he passed the Tees his legs trembled under him.
Page 338 - These things did not pass without notice and censure. We are not made of wood or stone, and the things which connect themselves with our hearts and habits cannot, like bark, or lichen, be rent away without our missing them.
Page 265 - ... of a charity school intended to be established at Darlington, for instructing poor children there in the principles of the Christian religion according to the Church of England...

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