Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire for the Year ..., Volume 12

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Pedigrees and arms of various families of Lancashire and Cheshire are included in many of the volumes.

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Page 145 - When I was yet a child, no childish play To me was pleasing ; all my mind was set Serious to learn and know, and thence to do What might be public good; myself I thought Born to that end, born to promote all truth, All righteous things...
Page 172 - July in the year of our LORD CHRIST, One Thousand, Seven Hundred and Sixty one and in the First year of our Reign.
Page 232 - A Catalogue of the Lords, Knights, and Gentlemen that have compounded for their Estates.
Page 126 - The medal, faithful to its charge of fame, Through climes and ages bears each form and name: In one short view subjected to our eye, Gods, emperors, heroes, sages, beauties, lie. With sharpen'd sight pale antiquaries pore, Th' inscription value, but the rust adore.
Page 108 - I used to contemplate for hours these mysterious emblems, and muse over their intent and history. What more noble forms could have ushered the people into the temple of their gods ? What more sublime images could have been borrowed from nature by men who sought, unaided by the light of revealed religion, to embody their conception of the wisdom, power, and ubiquity of a Supreme Being ? They could find no better type of intellect and knowledge than the head of the man ; of strength, than the body...
Page 136 - shoud be much obliged to him — being very willing to have all certainty " on that account before I begin to engrave the Plate — that it may be the " more satisfactory to the Publick as well as to my self.
Page 125 - Ambition sigh'd : she found it vain to trust The faithless column, and the crumbling bust: Huge moles, whose shadow stretch'd from shore to shore Their ruins perish'd, and their place no more ! Convinced, she now contracts her vast design, And all her triumphs shrink into a coin.
Page 136 - Milton's daughters by his first wife, and was taught to read to her father several languages. Mr, Addison was desirous to see her once, and desired she would bring with her testimonials of being Milton's daughter; but as soon as she came into the room he told her she needed none, her face having much of the likeness of the pictures he had seen of him.
Page 100 - And the cherubims shall stretch forth their wings on high, covering the mercy seat with their wings, and their faces shall look one to another; toward the mercy seat shall the faces of the cherubims be.
Page 90 - Amongst the most prominent of the demon superstitions prevalent in Lancashire," says Mr. TT Wilkinson, "we may first instance that of the Spectre Huntsman, which occupies so conspicuous a place in the folk-lore of Germany and the north. This superstition is still extant in the gorge of Cliviger, where he is believed to hunt a milk white doe round the Eagle's Crag, in the vale of Todmorden, on All Hallows' Eve. His hounds are said to fly yelping through the air on many other occasions, and, under...

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