The Borough of Stoke-upon-Trent, in the Commencement of the Reign of ... Queen Victoria: Comprising Its History, Statistics, Civil Polity, & Traffic ... Also, the Manorial History of Newcastle-under-Lyme, and Incidental Notices of Other Neighbouring Place & Objects

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W. Lewis & son, 1843 - Newcastle-under-Lyme (England) - 616 pages
 

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Page 418 - Berkshire, •This modest stone, what few vain marbles can, May truly say, Here lies an honest man : A poet, blest beyond the poet's fate, Whom Heaven kept sacred from the Proud and Great : Foe to loud praise, and friend to learned ease, Content with science in the vale of peace. Calmly he look'd on either life ; and here Saw nothing to regret, or there to fear ; From Nature's temperate feast rose satisfied, Thank'd Heaven that he had liv'd, and that he died.
Page 120 - ... God the searcher of all hearts, take thee CD, for my wedded Wife ; and do also in the presence of God, and before these witnesses, promise to be unto thee a loving and faithful Husband.
Page 452 - ... the ninth lamb, the ninth fleece, and the ninth sheaf, to be taken by two years then next to come : and of Cities and Boroughs the very ninth part of all their goods and chattels...
Page 175 - Those who knew him well, highly respected him " for the uniform and unshaken integrity of his conduct ; for his steady attachment to the interest of the community ; for the vast compass of his understanding, which seemed to have a natural affinity with all grand objects ; and, likewise, for many noble and beneficial designs, constantly generating in his mind, and which the multiplicity of his engagements, and the shortness of his life, prevented him from bringing to maturity."* NATURALISTS CALENDAR.
Page 419 - Shall man from Nature's sanction stray, With blind Opinion for his guide; And, rebel to her rightful sway, Leave all her bounties unenjoy'd? Fool! time no change of motion knows ; With equal speed the torrent flows, To sweep fame, power, and wealth away: The pass'd is all by death possess'd ; And frugal Fate, that guards the rest, By giving, bids him live to-day.
Page 32 - Newcastle-under-Line, a scattered town, on the top of a hill, inhabited almost entirely by potters ; a multitude of whom assembled at five in the evening. Deep attention sat on every face, though as yet accompanied with deep ignorance. But if the heart be toward God, he will, in due time, enlighten the understanding.
Page iv - Here she beholds the chaos dark and deep, Where nameless somethings in their causes sleep, Till Genial Jacob, or a warm third day, Call forth each mass, a poem, or a play: How hints, like spawn, scarce quick in embryo lie, How new-born nonsense first is taught to cry, Maggots half-form'd in rhyme exactly meet, And learn to crawl upon poetic feet.
Page 419 - I rove, And studious wander in the Grecian grove ; While wonder and delight the soul engage To sound the depths of Plato's sacred page ; Where science in attractive fable lies, And, veil'd, the more invites her lover's eyes. Transported thence...
Page 440 - Having acquired a large fortune, his purse was always open to the calls of charity, and to the support of every institution for the public good.

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