History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk, and the City and County of the City of Norwich: Comprising, Under a Lucid Arrangement of Subjects, a General Survey of the County of Norfolk, and the Diocese of Norwich; with Separate Historical, Statistical, & Topographical Descriptions of All the Hundreds, Liberties, Unions, Boroughs, Towns, Ports ...

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author, 1845 - Norfolk (England) - 816 pages

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Page 83 - House ; and to whom the Petition of the Mayor, Sheriffs, Citizens, and Commonalty of the City of Norwich...
Page 676 - This seat, on an open barren estate, was planned, planted, built, decorated, and inhabited, the middle of the eighteenth century, by Thomas Coke, Earl of Leicester.
Page 37 - ... The sheep come next under consideration ; and here it is necessary to premise, that ^great part of this county is known to have, been, within the space of a century, a wild, bleak, unproductive country, comparatively with what it now is ; full half of it was rabbit-warrens and sheep-walks; the sheep were as natural to the soil as the rabbits, being hardy in their nature, and of an agile construction, so as to move over a great deal of space with little labour.
Page 27 - Norfolk the sword of state to carry before him to the chapel ; and he stood at the door. Upon which the king said to him, " My lord, your father would have gone further :" to which the duke answered, " Your majesty's father was the better man, and he would not have gone so far.
Page 88 - to make of the church a fair and large hall for the mayor and his brethren, with all the citizens, to repair unto at a common assembly,
Page 270 - During the civil warn, he was so zealously atached to royalty, that he sent all he had to the King, so that when the rebels came to plunder him, " they found nothing to take but himself, which they did, and imprisoned him, first in Newgate, and afterwards in the Fleet prison, where he died in 1652.
Page 237 - ... South Quay is the most beautiful, for there all the larger ships resort, and the greatest part of the trade is carried on; the other is used by wherries and smaller craft, principally employed in conveying corn and coals up the rivers to Norwich and the adjacent country. The centre of the former is a charming promenade, planted on each side with a row of fine trees, and enclosed on the east by some very handsome houses,, most of which are modern buildings, chiefly occupied by merchants and gentlemen....
Page 658 - I have chosen to sit in my father's little dressingroom, and am now by his scrutoire, where, in the height of his fortune, he used to receive the accounts of his farmers, and deceive himself, or us, with the thoughts of his economy. How wise a man at once, and how weak ! For what has he built Houghton? For his grandson to annihilate, or for his son to mourn over?
Page 653 - ... entrance door-way with a large window over it. This is divided into six lights, and subdivided by a horizontal mullion, and tracery mouldings. On each side of the door is a canopied niche, and the buttresses are ornamented with pannelling.
Page 269 - After this victory, he was made rear-admiral of the blue, and appointed to the command of the inner squadron in the blockade of Cadiz.

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