Pictorial History of the County of Lancaster ...

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Routledge, 1844 - Lancashire (England) - 338 pages

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Page 214 - And along both sides of the village, doors were opening, or eyes straining through the casement. We meanwhile quietly pursued our course; here asking a question, there contemplating an object; in a third place taking a sketch, and in the fourth consulting about future operations. But surely ours was enviable popularity, if there is any sense in the Roman's preference, that he would rather be the first man in a village than the second man in Rome...
Page 181 - Demonology," assigns the following as his explanation of the supposed fact, that witches exist to wizards, in the proportion of twenty to one : .. The reason is easy, for as the sex is frailer than man is, so is it easier to be entrapped in these grosse snares of the devil], as was over well proved to be true, by the Serpent's deceiving of Eve, at the beginning, which makes him the homelier with that sex sensine.
Page 185 - ... tis taken off : which being put upon the offender by order of the magistrate, and fastened with a padlock behind, she is led round the town by an officer, to her shame, nor is it taken off till after the party begins to shew all external signes imaginable of humiliation and amendment.
Page 246 - And the answer was, that, having given up every farthing to his creditors, he had been compelled to stint his family of even common necessaries, that he might be -enabled to pay the cost of his certificate. "My dear fellow, this will not do ; your family must not suffer. Be kind enough to take this ten-pound note to your wife from me. There, there, my dear fellow. Nay, don't cry, it will be all well with you yet. Keep up your spirits, set to work like a man, and you will raise your head among us...
Page 130 - From the Lancashire side, north of Liverpool, the fort and lighthouse are seen to great advantage; and in fine weather the vessels passing and repassing present a lively scene of very high interest. Smoking steamers, proceeding on their courses without regard to the wind; fishing-boats, busy at their vocation ; vessels, large and small, crossing each other, working in or out, some apparently making fourteen knots in fifteen hours, while others, finding the breeze auspicious, spread all their bellying...
Page 116 - Let vanity adorn the marble tomb With trophies, rhymes, and scutcheons of renown, In the deep dungeon of some Gothic dome, Where night and desolation ever frown. Mine be the breezy hill that skirts the down; Where a green grassy turf is all I crave, With here and there a violet bestrewn, Fast by a brook or fountain's murmuring wave; And many an evening sun shine sweetly on my grave.
Page 6 - Spirit is real and effectual : but as " the wind bloweth where it listeth, and we hear the sound thereof, but cannot tell whence it cometh or whither it goeth, so is every one born of the Spirit.
Page 245 - ... Manchester, England, published a scurrilous pamphlet, in which he endeavored to hold up the house of Grant Brothers to ridicule. William Grant remarked upon the occurrence that the man would live to repent...
Page 246 - The tears started into the poor man's eyes. "Ah," said Mr. Grant, " iny saying was true ! I said you would live to repent 'writing that pamphlet. I did not mean it as a threat. I only meant that some day you would know us better, and be sorry you had tried to injure us.
Page 179 - Put in; there's all, and rid the stench. FIRESTONE: Nay, here's three ounces of the red-hair'd wench. ALL: Round, around, around, about, about, All ill come running in, all good keep out.

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