The Beauties of England and Wales; Or, Delineations, Topographical, Historical, and Descriptive, of Each County. Embellished with Engravings, Volume 15, Part 1

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Thomas Maiden, 1814 - Anglesey (Wales) - 676 pages
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Page 245 - Shakspeare, that, take him for all in all, we shall not look upon his like again.
Page 249 - He was received into the company then in being, at first in a very mean rank; but his admirable wit, and the natural turn of it to the stage, soon distinguished him, if not as an extraordinary actor, yet as an excellent writer.
Page 250 - His father was a butcher, and I have been told heretofore by some of the neighbours, that when he was a boy he exercised his father's trade, but when he kill'da calfe he would doe it in a high style, and make a speech.
Page 207 - When Sorrow weeps o'er Virtue's sacred dust, Our tears become us, and our Grief is just: Such were the tears she shed, who grateful pays This last sad tribute of her love and praise.
Page 161 - ... fighting, he rode up and down among them, sometimes with his hat in his hand, entreating them to stand to their arms and fight like men...
Page 152 - I have been told by some old people, who in their younger years were eyewitnesses of these pageants so acted, that the yearly confluence of people to see that shew was extraordinary great, and yielded no small advantage to this city.
Page 106 - It is said by Eapin, that the countess, previous to her riding, commanded all persons to keep within doors, and from their windows, on pain of death ; but, notwithstanding this severe penalty, there was one person who could not forbear giving a look, out of curiosity; but it cost him his life.
Page 106 - ... continued to solicit him, insomuch that he told her if she would ride on horseback naked from one end of the town to the other, in the sight of all the people, he would grant her request. Whereunto she returned, ' But will you give me leave so to do ? ' And he replying
Page 330 - Historj and Antiquities of Stratford-upon-Avon : comprising a Description of the Collegiate Church ; the Life of Shakspeare ; and Copies of several Documents relating to him and his Family, never before printed.
Page 329 - An Account of the many and great Loans, Benefactions and Charities belonging to the City of Coventry. To which is annexed, a Copy of the decretal Order of the Court of Chancery, relating to the memorable Charity of Sir Thomas White.

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