The Journal of Elizabeth Byrom in 1745

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C. Simms and Company, 1857 - Great Britain - 32 pages
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Page 9 - Peer, who drew after him such a number of gentlemen, had only a moderate fortune ; but he was much beloved and greatly esteemed by his neighbours, who looked upon him as a man of excellent judgment, and of a wary and cautious temper ; so that when he, who was deemed so wise and prudent, declared his purpose of joining Charles, most of the gentlemen in that part of the country where he lived, who favoured the Pretender's cause, put themselves under his command, thinking they could not follow a better...
Page 13 - ... little article of value she possessed ; the price of which, in a purse, she laid at the feet of Prince Charles, while straining her dim eyes to gaze on his features, and pressing his hand to her shrivelled lips, she exclaimed with affectionate, rapture, in the words of Simeon, " Lord ! now lettest thou thy servant depart in " peace !" It is added that she did not survive the shock when, a few days afterwards, she was told of the retreat.
Page 7 - Thursday 28th: about three o'clock to-day came into town two men in Highland dress, and a woman behind one of them with a drum on her knee...
Page 25 - Dakenfield's and the Justice out of his great courage got a gun and shot at it, and then it was brought into the house, and he wrung it by the nose, then his wife and daughter were introduced and had the honour to slap it in the face, and so on till they all were tired and drunk for all the heads of the Presbyterians were at the Angel and gave the mob drink ; then they hung it upon the signpost then quartered it, then threw it into the fire ; somebody threw a piece of it into the drink which put...
Page 11 - ... and shouting almost as if he had been king without any dispute, indeed I think scarce anybody that saw him could dispute it. As soon as he was gone the officer and us went to prayers at the old church at two o'clock by their orders, or else there has been none since they came. Mr. Shrigley28 read prayers, he prayed for the King and the Prince of Wales and named no names.
Page 11 - ... on he began a-dancing and capering as if he was proud of the burden, and when he rid out of the court he was received with as much joy and shouting almost as if he had been king without any dispute...
Page 9 - Chaddock,( 2 ) and several others have listed, above eighty men by eight o'clock, when my papa came down to tell us there was a party of horse come in; he took care of me to the Cross, where I saw them all; it is a very fine moonlight night; Mr.
Page 8 - that we have any person in town to give intelligence " to the King's forces, as all our men of fashion are fled, '* and all officers under the government. A party came " in at ten this morning, and have been examining the " best houses, and fixed upon Mr. Dicconson's for the " Prince's quarters. Several thousands came in at two " o'clock : they ordered the bells to ring ; and the bellman " has been ordering us to illuminate our houses to-night, " which must be done. The Chevalier marched by my "...
Page 13 - Keith) that, on the opposite bank of the Mersey, Charles found a few of the Cheshire gentry drawn up ready to welcome him, and amongst them Mrs. Skyring, a lady in extreme old age. As a child, she had been lifted up in her mother's arms to view the happy landing at Dover of Charles the Second. Her father, an old cavalier, had afterwards to undergo, not merely neglect, but oppression, from that thankless monarch ; still, however, he and his wife continued devoted to the Royal cause, and their daughter...
Page 7 - Prince of Wales, offered five guineas advance; " many took on ; each received one shilling, to have " the rest when the Prince came! They do not " appear to be such terrible fellows as has been ".represented. Many of the foot are diminutive " creatur.es, but many clever men among them.

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