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 1

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Page 218 - This date, if the cyphers bare not been defaced by time or accident, and restored by some careless hand, refers to the reign of Canute, and few of our churches can boast a sepulchral monument of so remote a period.
Page iv - No species of superstition was ever more terrible than that of the Druids. Besides the severe penalties, which it was in the power of the ecclesiastics to inflict in this world, they inculcated the eternal transmigration of souls; and thereby extended their authority as far as the fears of their timorous votaries.
Page 475 - ... uttered speeches and given signs and tokens unto him whereby he might easily perceive and conjecture, that the said children were not by him begotten, and that he had found himself to be in danger of his life sundry times by his said wife...
Page 249 - Scots, ana the town of Ripon, by the liberal donations of the Archbishop of York, and the neighbouring gentry, like another Phoenix, again rose from its ashes. — Since that time it has been honoured with several royal visits : Henry IV. being in the year 1405, driven from London by the plague, retired to Ripon, and remained there for some time with his whole court. The same cause occasioned the removal of the court of the Lord President of York to this town in 1604. In the year 161 T, James I....
Page 411 - While the Yorkists were advancing to the charge, there happened a great fall of snow, which, driving full in the faces of their enemies, blinded them; and this advantage was improved by a stratagem of Lord Falconberg's.
Page 463 - Fell contrasted with the warmth, fertility, and luxuriant foliage of the valley below. 'About half a mile above Bolton the valley closes, and either side of the Wharf is overhung by [deep and] solemn woods, from which huge perpendicular masses of grey rock jut out at intervals.
Page 20 - The regulation are similar in both, and tend greatly to promote regularity and expedition. The markets are held in the forenoon, and open by the ringing of a bell in a few minutes the merchants walk in, each manufacturer appearing behind his stand, and the sales immediately commence. At the end of an hour a warning...
Page 463 - Linn,' which bear witness to the restless impetuosity of BO many Northern torrents. But, if here Wharf is lost to the eye, it amply repays another sense by its deep and solemn roar, like ' the Voice of the angry Spirit of the Waters,' heard far above and beneath, amidst the silence of the surrounding woods.
Page 250 - ... convenience and benefit of the town and neighbourhood. Latterly this navigation has been very much improved, a new act having been obtained in 1820, and Mr. Alderman Farrer, the historian of Ripon, has with his usual public spirit devoted himself with great assiduity and success to the undertaking.
Page 182 - Halifax is naturally sterile and unproductive ; it is, however, in general, in a good state of cultivation ; and this township, more perhaps than any other in the country, serves to prove how completely the wealth and industry of man can triumph over the most stubborn indispositions of nature. In a farming district the whole township would have laid waste for ever. Here it is the tiller who has made the soil, not the soil which has enriched the tiller. In the year 1574, when Camden travelled in Yorkshire,...

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