A Statistical Account of the British Empire: Exhibiting Its Extent, Physical Capacities, Population, Industry, and Civil and Religious Institutions, Volume 1

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C. Knight and Company, 1837 - Great Britain

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Page 585 - Many murders have been discovered among them ; and they are not only a most unspeakable oppression to poor tenants (who, if they give not bread or some kind of provision to perhaps forty such villains in one day, are sure to be insulted by them), but they rob many poor people who live in houses distant from any neighbourhood. In years of plenty...
Page 619 - The turtle to her make 96 hath told her tale. Summer is come, for every spray now springs; The hart hath hung his old head on the pale; The buck in brake his winter coat he flings; The fishes flete with new repaired scale; The adder all her.
Page 480 - Bedford, Berks, Bucks, Cambridge, Chester, Cornwall, Cumberland, Derby, Devon, Dorset, Durham, Essex, Gloucester, Hants, Hereford, Hertford, Huntingdon, Kent, Lancaster, Leicester, Lincoln, Middlesex, Monmouth, Norfolk, Northampton, Northumberland, Nottingham, Oxford, Rutland, Salop, Somerset, Stafford, Suffolk, Surrey, Sussex, Warwick, Westmoreland, Wilts, Worcester, and York.
Page 585 - These are not only no way advantageous, but a very grievous burden to so poor a country. And though the number of them be, perhaps, double to what it was formerly, by reason of this present great distress...
Page 558 - ... extraordinary commission from heaven, or terrify and abuse the people with false denunciations of judgments. These, as tending to subvert all religion by bringing it into ridicule and contempt, are punishable by the temporal courts with fine, imprisonment, and infamous corporal punishment. (>) VIII. Simony, or the corrupt presentation of any one to an ecclesiastical benefice for gift or reward...
Page 125 - from the cedar of Lebanon, to the hyssop that springeth out of the wall ;" that is, from the greatest to the least.
Page 448 - ... guineas for the use of a single ram for a single season ? who will send across the kingdom to distant provinces for new implements, and for men to use them...
Page 585 - There are at this day in Scotland (besides a great many poor families very meanly provided for by the church boxes, with others, who, by living on bad food, fall into various diseases) two hundred thousand people begging from door to door.
Page 200 - They do nearly all their work themselves ; ahd arc passionately fond of buying a bit of land. Though I have said they are happy, yet I should note that it, was remarked to me, that the little proprietors work like Negroes, and do not live so well as the inhabitants of the poor-house ; but all is made amends for by possessing land.
Page 206 - Cambridgeshire ; on the east, by Essex ; on the south, by Middlesex ; and on the west, by Bucks and Bedford.

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