Local Records: Or, Historical Register of Remarkable Events which Have Occurred in Northumberland and Durham, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and Berwick-upon-Tweed, with Biographical Notices of Deceased Persons of Talent, Eccentricity, and Longevity, Volume 1

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T. Fordyce, 1867 - Durham (England : County)
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Page 75 - Rowlands' desire was, to depart when his work was finished. To go almost instantly from his labours to his rest was his wish; and his wish was granted. He had been for some time in a declining state of health, but not so as to be kept from doing his duty. Though he did not, for nearly a twelvemonth, go abroad much, yet he preached at home almost as regularly as usual. He was taken rather unwell on the Wednesday previous to his death ; but he was not considered to be seriously ill until Friday ; and...
Page 236 - That engine was made thirty-two years ago, and we called it My Lord. I said to my friends that there was no limit to the speed of such an engine, provided the works could be made to stand.
Page 236 - I there pledged myself to attain a speed of ten miles an hour. 1 said I had no doubt the locomotive might be made to go much faster, but we had better be moderate at the beginning. The directors said I was quite right ; for if, when they went to Parliament, I talked of going at a greater rate than ten miles an hour, I would put a cross on the concern.
Page 237 - ... to wish for a hole to creep out at ! I could not find words to satisfy either the Committee or myself. I was subjected to the crossexamination of eight or ten barristers, purposely, as far as possible, to bewilder me. Some member of the Committee asked if I was a foreigner, and another hinted that I was mad. But I put up with every rebuff, and went on with my plans, determined not to be put down.
Page 236 - I pledged myself to the directors to attain a speed of ten miles an hour. I said I had no doubt the locomotive might be made to go much faster, but that we had better be moderate at the beginning. The directors said I was quite right ; for that if...
Page 236 - I was in education, and made up my mind that he should not labour under the same defect, but that I would put him to a good school, and give him a liberal training. I was, however, a poor man; and how do you think I managed ? I betook myself to mending my neighbours...
Page 163 - Russia ; in the year 181 1, however, this marriage was solemnised, and the princess now survives him. Sir Robert accompanied Sir John Moore into Spain, and shared in the hardships and perils of the campaign which ended in the battle of Corunna. In 1807 he was created a Knight of St. Joachim of Wurtemburg, and, on his return to England, he received the honour of knighthood from the Prince Regent, April 2, 1813.
Page 374 - Suhejnee, near Peroo, in having charged into the middle of a considerable number of the rebels, who were preparing to rally and open fire upon the scattered pursuers. They were surrounded on all sides, but, fighting desperately, Mr. Chicken succeeded in killing five before he was cut down himself. He would have been cut to pieces, had not some of the men of the 1st Bengal Police and 3rd Seikh Irregular Cavalry, dashed into the crowd to his rescue, and routed it, after killing several of the Enemy.
Page 53 - Scott's lectures are said to have been attended by the largest concourse of academics ever known, who were equally delighted with the classical elegance of his style, the admirable arrangement of his subject, and the luminous information conveyed by him. In these particulars they successfully competed with the course of lectures delivered by the Vinerian Professor, Blackstone, which they "equalled (it would have been impossible to...
Page 55 - Dr. Van Mildert was the grandson of Abraham Van Mildert, of Amsterdam, who settled as a merchant in London, and resided in the parish of Great St. Helen's. His son Cornelius, who resided at Newington, Surrey, and died in 1799, had by Martha, daughter of William Hill, of Vaux hall, esq., three sons, of whom the second and sole survivor was the bishop.

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