A picture of Manchester

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Page 255 - However incredible it may appear, this coach will actually (barring accidents) arrive in London in four days and a half after leaving Manchester...
Page 206 - Room is eighty-seven feet long and thirty-four feet broad. It is illuminated on assembly nights by three elegant pendent and twelve mural glass chandeliers ; one of the former is universally and deservedly admired ; and their united brilliance has heightened effect from three very large mirrors, which reflect back the light.
Page 77 - On the other plate, beneath a coat of arms, is engraved the following : " Here are " deposited the remains of William Dawson, esq. "who died on the 1 7th day of August, 1780, " and in the 60th year of his age. He desired " to be buried with the above-mentioned lady, " not only in gratitude to a kind benefactress ; " although he never reaped any of those...
Page 13 - Warr, who was in orders, and was the rector of Manchester, procured a licence in the ninth year of Henry V. 1422, for forming a collegiate church in Manchester, to consist of a Warden, and eight Fellows, of whom two were parish priests, two Canons, and four Deacons, two Clerks, and four Choristers. The founder endowed it liberally, and is said to have bestowed the value of twelve lordships upon this and other pious foundations.
Page 55 - ... The inside is solemnly grand." Between the nave and the choir rises a beautiful Gothic screen, which supported the magnificent organ, till the year 1829, when the latter was very judiciously removed to the west gallery : the small or choir organ being left in its original situation. " The windows in the choir have many remains of the painted glass with which they were once ornamented. In some of them, very beautiful specimens of this long- neglected art are still visible. In the upper and smaller...
Page 36 - In the year 1791, an act of Parliament was obtained for the purpose of lighting, watching-, and cleaning the town; and for levying a police tax of one shilling in the pound, upon the rent of the houses, to defray the expences. In consequence of which, forty-five watchmen, nightly parade the streets, from nine o'clock in the evening...
Page 218 - ... that period it was highly dangerous for foot passengers to meet a carriage ; and it was often a work of labour for persons not very. active, to get over the bridge on a market day, as they were often obliged to take refuge in the angular recesses, which at that time were onboth sides of the bridge, to escape from impending danger.
Page 23 - Pool-fold; and a footway, denominated, very properly, the Dark Entry. Between the two passages were old buildings, which in 1777 were pulled down, and a passage opened, which has formed the present Exchange-street. The streets which were then improved, had long been a disgrace to the town. They had often doomed the unwary passenger to broken limbs, and sometimes to death...
Page 1 - England, and • the center of our present undertaking, is situated in the south of Lancashire, in W. long. 2. 42 ; N. lat. ' 53. 22 ; upon the rivers Irk, Medlock, and Irwell, about seven miles from the junction of the latter with the Mersey. The rivers Irwell and Mersey are navigable for vessels of fifty tons to Liverpool. The river Irk falls into the Irwell at the north, as doth the Medlock, at the south end of the town.
Page 184 - ... a toll for the grinding, a twenty-fourth part of the whole. " They are situate, three in number, upon the river Irke, not far from its confluence with the Irwell. The highest of them is yet a corn mill, but the lowest has been converted to the manufacture of snuff and pins, and has been also used for the purpose of fulling woollen cloth, — both these mills are let to respectable tenants ; — but the middle mill, which is used for grinding malt, is retained in the hands of the feoffees of the...

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