History, Directory & Gazeteer, of the County of York: With Select Lists of the Merchants & Traders of London, and the Principal Commercial and Manufacturing Towns of England; and a Variety of Other Commercial Information: Also a Copious List of the Seats of the Nobility and Gentry of Yorkshire, Volume 2

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E. Baines, 1823 - Yorkshire (England)
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Page 5 - Scotland, on the East by the German Ocean, on the South by the English Channel, and on the West by St.
Page 252 - Hull were, originally in 1598, the first in England who fitted out ships for the whale fishery, but that trade had declined until the year 1765, when it was almost wholly monopolized by the Dutch, and was at that period reduced to such a languid condition that not more than twenty ships were employed in it from all England, of which ten were sent from London. In the following year the active and enterprising spirit of Mr. Standidge, a merchant of Hull, induced him to equip and send out to the Greenland...
Page 261 - And tomorrow, my Lord Danby, I shall have the sweet blade-bone broiled ; and when your lordship makes honourable mention of my cook and my diet, I am sure his majesty will be too tender in future, to attempt to bribe a man with golden apples, who lives so well on the viands of his native country.
Page 177 - Ocean, the first thing which strikes us is, that, the north-east and south-east monsoons, which are found the one on the north and the other on...
Page 30 - I may be waited on bareheaded; I may have my hand kissed; the title of majesty may be continued to me; and 'the king's authority, signified by both houses,' may still be the style of your commands; I may have swords and maces carried before me, and please myself with the sight of a crown and sceptre, (though even these twigs would not long flourish when the stock upon which they grew was dead;) but as to true...
Page 497 - Ill the 26th of Edward I. this borough sent two members to parliament, but for nearly four hundred years the privilege was intermitted, and it was not till the year 1C40 that it was again resumed, by order of the House of Commons. Twenty years afterwards Francis Lascelles, Esq. a member of this borough, was discharged from being a member of parliament, because he had sat as one of the judges on the trial of Charles I.
Page 455 - ... In the worst inn's worst room, with mat half hung, The floors of plaster, and the walls of dung, On once a flock-bed, but repaired with straw, With tape-tied curtains never meant to draw, The George and Garter...
Page 31 - York, on the 1'rth of April. The parliamentary army not being sufficiently numerous to invest the city, the Northern side remained open ; and the Earl of Newcastle having between four and five thousand cavalry in the place, could by means of a bridge over the Ouse, transport them to either side of the river, and attack any corps that he might see divided from the rest The Earl of Manchester, however, soon...
Page 261 - Experience, that, joining the peculiar graces of Wit and Learning, with a singular penetration and strength of judgment ; and exercising all these in the whole course of his life, with an...
Page 15 - His fleets rode triumphant in the channel, commanded the mouths of the Seine and of the Rhine, ravaged the coasts of the ocean, and diffused beyond the columns of Hercules the terror of his name.

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