The History of Luton ...

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The Author, 1855 - Luton (England) - 207 pages
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Page 201 - Choice exhibits a system of life adapted to common notions, and equal to common expectations; such a state as affords plenty and tranquillity, without exclusion of intellectual pleasures. Perhaps no composition in our language has been oftener perused than Pomfret's Choice.
Page 107 - After some time we came to John Crook's house, where a general YEARLY MEETING for the whole nation was appointed to be held. This meeting lasted three days, and many Friends from most parts of the nation came to it ; so that the inns and towns round thereabouts were filled, for many thousands of people were at it.
Page 199 - I'd in pleasure, ease, and plenty live. And as I near approach'd the verge of life, Some kind relation (for I'd have no wife) Should take upon him all my worldly care, Whilst I did for a better state prepare.
Page 145 - ... instruct her countrywomen in their simple art ; and thus was the first straw-hat manufactory established in Scotland under the kind auspices of a female Sovereign of eighteen, whose name, however clouded by calumny, is traditionally dear to the industrial classes, whose ancestors she strove to benefit. The calamities in which Mary Stuart was involved,, deprived her little colony and pupils of the encouragement they would otherwise have received from her royal patronage ; still they struggled...
Page 172 - To which address his Majesty was pleased to return the following most gracious answer : " I return you my warmest thanks for this loyal and dutiful address.
Page 107 - When his people were convinced and settled in God's truth, they gave forth a book against him, and denied his spirit and his false discoveries. Many were turned to Christ Jesus that day, and came to sit under his teaching ; insomuch that the judges were in a great rage, and many of the magistrates in Bedfordshire, because there were so many turned from the hireling priests to the Lord Jesus Christ's free teaching. But John Crook was kept by the power of the Lord ; yet he was discharged from being...
Page 12 - Yorkists in several important embassies, and advanced to the office of Lieutenant of Calais. Notwithstanding all these favours, he again revolted, and joined the Earl of Warwick to restore the deposed Henry. He raised forces, and joined Margaret of Anjou before the battle of Tewkesbury. He was appointed by the General, John, Earl of Somerset, to the command of what was called the middle ward of the army. When Somerset, who led the van, found himself unsupported in the fierce attack he had made on...
Page 54 - Christians recovered from persecution, in safe and peaceful times fonts were placed a little distance from the church or oratory. Afterwards they were placed in the church porch, and lastly in the church itself, as they now stand; but near the entrance, because this is the sacrament of initiation, or admittance into the church, and hath ever since retained the name of font, or fountain, from the primitive use of baptizing in rivers and fountains. And anciently there was bat one font in a city, and...
Page 13 - Whether a panic had seized, or whether, through a mutability of mind, he was meditating a new revolt, does not appear; but the Earl, unable to curb his fury, rode up, and with one blow of his battle-axe claved the head of the supposed traitor.
Page 18 - ... knighted by James I., in his progress in 1611, and further advanced to the dignity of baronet in 1612. His son Robert surrendered his patent, that the dignity might be reserved to himself and his two sons, by his second lady: but dying before the patent passed the seals, his son John was created again by Charles II., 1660, according to the intent of the patent. He was Knight of the Shire of the County of Bedford in this reign, and died 1712, under a commission of lunacy, two falls from his horse...

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