A concise history of Birmingham

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Page 31 - I am going (added he) to sleep as well as you, for death is only a good long sound sleep in the grave, and we shall meet again.
Page ix - And be it further enacted, that this act shall be deemed and taken to be a public act, and shall be judicially taken notice of as such by all judges, justices, and others, without being specially pleaded.
Page 31 - About eight o'clock he desired to have three pamphlets, which had been looked out by his directions the evening before. He then dictated, as clearly and distinctly as he had ever done in his life, the additions and alterations which he wished to have made in each.
Page 12 - He died in 17-75, at the age of 64; after acquiring a fortune of 200.000/.
Page 30 - We shall all (said he) meet finally; we only require different degrees of discipline suited to our different tempers, to prepare us for final happiness.
Page 30 - Even at this time, besides his miscellaneous reading, which was at all times extensive, he read through all the works quoted in his comparison of the different systems of the Grecian philosophers with Christianity; composed that work, and transcribed the whole of it, in less than three months ; so that he has left it ready for the press.
Page 48 - Petitioner hath uniformly borne a good character, both in morals and religion ; and in all the changes which have taken place, he has never forsaken the church, as he can prove by credible witnesses. That your Petitioner, being by nature unostentatious, took up his abode in a narrow passage below the Shambles, where he quietly remained unnoticed, and almost unknown, except by his neighbours.
Page 50 - That the aforesaid clothier had passed a sentence of denationalization against your Petitioner, who is a true-born Englishman, although the said clothier asserts that he is a Gipsy. That your Petitioner is well disposed to live peaceably, but he fears he shall be involved in a dispute with his opposite neighbour, the Statue, in consequence of his having been forced, much against his will, to interfere with the concerns of the said Statue. The truth of these premises being made apparent, your Petitioner...
Page 30 - ... he could wish for. He dwelt upon the peculiarly happy situation in which it had pleased the Divine Being to place him in life, and the great advantage he had enjoyed in the acquaintance and friendship of some of the best and wisest of men in the age in which he lived, and the satisfaction he derived from having led an useful as well as a happy life.
Page 6 - ... with Edward drew their pistols, and robbed their brother villain, who, no doubt, lost a considerable sum after a decent resistance. — Edward was 'easily known, apprehended, and committed as one of the robbers. The others Were not to be found. Private hints were given him, that the only way to save his life, was to make Northumberland his friend, and this, probably, might be done by resigning to him his manor, with which Edward reluctantly complied.

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