The history of Lincolnshire

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author, 1814 - Lincolnshire (England)
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Page 278 - Who builds a church to God, and not to Fame, Will never mark the marble with his name...
Page 100 - London in the year 1717, where, on the recommendation of his friend Dr. Mead, he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society, and was one among the distinguished number who, about that time, revived the Society of Antiquaries. To the latter he acted many years as secretary. He...
Page 215 - Deeping, to the church of Swaiston, on the one side; and from the bridge of Bicker, and Wragmere Stake, on the other side"; which metes divided the north parts ; and the river of...
Page 377 - In the summer of 1575, he accompanied queen Elizabeth in one of her stately progresses, and wrote for her amusement, in the month of July, a kind of mask, entitled The Princely Pleasures of Kenelworth Castle4.
Page 152 - Helena, the mother of Constantine the Great, being admonished in a dream to search for the cross of Christ at Jerusalem, took a journey thither with that intent; and having employed labourers to dig at Golgotha, after opening the ground very deep...
Page 39 - The famous bridge at Croyland is the greatest curiosity in Britain, if not in Europe. It is of a triangular form, rising from three segments of a circle, and meeting at a point at top. It seems to have been built under the direction of the abbots, rather to excite admiration and furnish a pretence for granting indulgences and collecting money, than for any real use ; for though it stands in a bog, and must have cost a vast sum, yet it is so steep in its ascent and descent that neither carriages nor...
Page 37 - Man's life is like unto a winter's day, — Some break their fast and so depart away ; Others stay dinner, then depart full fed ; The longest age but sups and goes to bed.
Page 210 - I believe they make such contracts for hiring, as to avoid, as much as possible, having people settled on them. I have sent below a copy of the clause in the act of parliament, relative to the maintenance of our poor, which will shew the foundation of that business, and is all, I believe, in any part of the acts respecting it, viz.
Page 332 - With two codicils, was proved in the Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury on the 12th of April, by his great-nephews, the Hon.
Page 17 - ... and beasts. In the time of the late wars this church was made a garrison, and held for the king. When it was taken by the parliament, one of the town soldiers affrighted got up to the top of the church, above the wood wherewith CHAP.

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