Northamptonshire Notes and Queries: An Illustrated Quarterly Journal, Devoted to the Antiquities, Family History, Traditions, Parochial Records, Folk-lore, Quaint Customs, Etc. of the Country, Volume 2

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Walter Debenham Sweeting, John Taylor
Taylor & Son., 1888 - Northampton (England)

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Page 63 - Here Ouse, slow winding through a level plain Of spacious meads with cattle sprinkled o'er, Conducts the eye along his sinuous course Delighted.
Page xxvii - To make the past present, to bring the distant near, to place us in the society of a great man or on the eminence which overlooks the field of a mighty battle, to invest with the reality of human flesh and blood beings whom we are too much inclined to consider as personified qualities in an allegory, to call up our ancestors before us with all their peculiarities of language, manners, and garb, to show us over their houses, to seat us at their tables, to rummage their oldfashioned wardrobes, to explain...
Page 63 - Please daily, and whose novelty survives Long knowledge and the scrutiny of years: Praise justly due to those that I describe.
Page 101 - Presenters, with Speeches, Songs, and Actions, properly and punctually described. All set forth at the proper Cost and Charges of the Worshipful Company of Drapers. Devised and composed by Thomas Jordan, Gent.
Page 62 - Ouse having Ouleney past, as she were waxed mad From her first stayder course immediately doth gad, And in meandered gyres doth whirl herself about, That, this way, here and there, backward in and out. And like a wanton girl oft doubling in her gait In labyrinthian turns and twinings intricate, &c.
Page xxviii - My hopes are with the Dead ; anon My place with them will be, And I with them shall travel on Through all futurity ; Yet leaving here a name, I trust, That will not perish in the dust.
Page 64 - TO A YOUNG LADY. SWEET stream, that winds through yonder glade, Apt emblem of a virtuous maid — Silent and chaste she steals along, Far from the world's gay busy throng ; • With gentle yet prevailing force, Intent upon her destined course ; Graceful and useful all she does, Blessing and blest where'er she goes.
Page 35 - Here they are — their forge hammers yet going — renting so many " yard-lands " of Northamptonshire church-soil — keeping so many sheep, &c. &c. — little conscious that one of the demigods was about to proceed out of them. I flatter myself these old plastercast representations of the very form and pressure of the primeval (or at least...
Page 74 - Kirby, leaving my other shrine — I mean Holdenby — still unseen, until that holy saint may sit in it to whom it is dedicated.

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