An Historical and Descriptive Sketch of Birmingham: With Some Account of Its Environs, and Forty-four View of the Principal Public Buildings, &c

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Beilby, Knott, and Beilby, 1830 - Birmingham (England) - 254 pages

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Page 154 - Corporate and politic of themselves, in perpetuity, by the name of the Governors of the possessions, revenues, and goods of the Free Grammar School...
Page 154 - VI., in Birmingham, in the county of Warwick ; such governors to have a common seal, and by their corporate name to plead and be impleaded in all actions and suits touching the premises, also to have the appointment from time to time of the head master and under master of the school, and power, with the advice of the bishop of the diocese for the time being, to make fit and wholesome statutes and ordinances, in writing, concerning the government of the school, the stipend of the masters, and the...
Page 199 - An act for the more easy and speedy recovery of small debts within the town and borough of Launceston and other places in the counties of Cornwall and Devon.
Page 153 - ... and to hold all and singular the said lands, islands, hereditaments, with their and every of their appurtenances, to the said James Duke of York, his heirs and assigns, forever, to be held of the said King, his heirs and successors as of his Manor of East Greenwich in Kent, in free and common socage...
Page 77 - There be many smithes in the towne that use to make knives and all mannour of cuttinge tooles, and many loriners that make bittes, and a great many naylors. Soe that a great part of the towne is maintained by smithes, who have their iron and sea-cole out of Staffordshire.
Page 22 - The beauty of Bermingham, a good markett towne in the extreame parts of Warwikeshire, is one street going up alonge, almost from the left ripe of the brooke, up a meane hill, by the length of a quarter of a mile. I saw but one Parroch Church in the towne.
Page 53 - We are, as it were, laying gunpowder, grain by grain, under the old building of error and superstition, which a single spark may hereafter inflame, so as to produce an instantaneous explosion ; in consequence of which that edifice, the erection of which has been the work of ages, may be overturned in a moment, and so effectually as that the same foundation can never be built upon again.
Page 25 - Bromigham, a town so generally wicked that it had risen upon small parties of the King's, and killed or taken them prisoners and sent them to Coventry, declaring a more peremptory malice to his Majesty than any other place...
Page 28 - ... in the too eager pursuit of that loose troop of horse that was in it, the earl of Denbigh (who from the beginning of the war, with unwearied pains, and exact submission to discipline and order, had been a volunteer in prince Rupert's troop, and been engaged with singular courage in all enterprises of danger) was unfortunately wounded with many hurts on the head and body with swords and poleaxes; of which, within two or three days, he died.
Page 226 - No expence has been spared to render these works uniform and handsome in architecture, as well as neat and commodious. The same liberal spirit and taste...

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