Local records; or, Historical register of remarkable events: which have occurred in Northumberland and Durham, Newcastle upon Tyne, and Berwick upon Tweed, from the earliest period of authentic record, to the present time; with biographical notices of deceased persons of talent, eccentricity, and longevity, Volume 2

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Page 379 - Must be reserv'd for such : these herd together; The common damn'd shun their society, And look upon themselves as fiends less foul. Our time is fix'd, and all our days are number'd...
Page 259 - Know ye not that there is a prince and a great man fallen this day in Israel?
Page 67 - All these persons (except numbers 1, 4, 5, and 50, who were buried in single graves) were interred in Heworth chapel-yard, in a trench, side by side, two coffins deep, with a partition of brick and lime between every four coffins. Those entered as " unknown" in the burial register, have had names added to them since the search was discontinued.
Page 67 - ... air, in the form of an inverted cone. The heaviest part of the ejected matter, such as corves, pieces of wood and small coal, fell near the pits ; but the dust, borne away by a strong west wind, fell in a continued shower from the pit to the distance of a mile and a half. In the village of...
Page 79 - A View of Northumberland, with an Excursion to the Abbey of Mailross, in Scotland,
Page 371 - ... miners.; the bridge is seventy feet in length, and little more than two feet broad, with a hand-rail on one side, and planked in such a manner that the traveller experiences all the tremulous motion of the chain, and sees himself suspended over a roaring gulf, on an agitated and restless gangway, to which few strangers dare trust themselves.
Page 74 - An ingenious and highly interesting experiment was performed in the presence of a vast concourse of spectators, on the railway leading from the collieries of Kenton and Coxlodge, near Newcastle, by the application of a steam-engine, constructed by Messrs. Fenton, Murray and Wood, of Leeds, under the direction of Mr. John Blenkinsop, the patentee, for the purpose of drawing the coal wagons.
Page 188 - The signal being given, the engine started off with this immense train of carriages, and, such was its velocity, that in some parts, the speed was frequently 12 miles an hour,* and, at that time, the number of passengers were counted to be 450, which, together with the coals, merchandise, and carriages, would amount to near 90 tons.
Page 66 - A slight trembling, as from an earthquake, was felt for about half a mile around the workings; and the noise of the explosion, though dull, was heard at three or four miles distance, and much resembled an unsteady fire of infantry. Immense quantities of dust and small coal accompanied these blasts, and rose high into the air, in the form of an inverted cone. The heaviest part of the ejected matter, such...
Page 30 - About sixteen years before his death, he had a paralytic stroke, which deprived him of the use of his legs, and was confined to his bed ever after.

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