Whiteman's guide to Hastings, St. Leonards, and the neighbourhood

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Page 18 - no music played or sung Like unto bells when they're well rung : Then ring your bells well, if you can ; Silence is best for every man. " But if you ring in spur or hat, Sixpence you pay—be sure of that ; And if a bell you overthrow, Pray pay a groat before you
Page 18 - OF KINGSLAND, LONDON, Better known in numerous works as "OLD HUMPHREY." In his writings he sought the honour of God and the highest happiness of Mankind. In his life He adorned the doctrines of the Gospel. In his death He rejoiced in the hope of the glory of God Through the merits of Jesus Christ, his Saviour.
Page 47 - furnace,' and the following couplet is still current in the neighbourhood : ' Master Huggett and his man John They did cast the first cannon.'
Page 15 - Hastings follows Undercliff in point of shelter and warmth during the winter and spring months. Its situation at the base of a range of steep hills which protect it in a considerable degree from the north and north-east winds, renders it a milder and more sheltered residence during
Page 17 - This is a belfry that is free For all those that civil be ; And if you please to chime or ring, It is a very pleasant thing.
Page 46 - 1300 the ironmongers of London complained to the Lord Mayor that the smiths of the Weald brought in irons for wheels that were shorter than they ought to be, ' to the loss of the whole trade.' In 1321 three thousand horseshoes and twenty-nine thousand nails were provided by Peter de Waltham, sheriff of Surrey and Sussex, for the
Page 93 - A fare within five miles of the Town Hall of Hastings shall be charged according to distance, unless at the time of hiring any carriage, it shall be declared by the person hiring the same that such hiring is to be by time, and if the fare is set down out of the said district, and beyond four miles of the
Page 9 - attempts, began to retreat, when William hastened with a select band to the relief of his dismayed forces, and again attacked the Saxon
Page 32 - A letter exceeding 12 oz. is liable to a postage of Id. for every ounce, or fraction of an ounce, beginning with the
Page 77 - ' Upon tower and turret head The seething pitch and molten lead Reeked like a witch's caldron red.

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