The Stranger's Handbook to Chester and Its Environs: Containing a Short Sketch of Its History and Antiquities, a Descriptive Walk Round the Walls, and a Visit to the Cathedral, Castle, and Eaton Hall

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T. Catherall, 1856 - Chester (England) - 132 pages
 

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Page 77 - Moses" hands were heavy, and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other ; for it came to pass, that when Moses held up his hands Israel prevailed, and when his hands fell down, Amalek prevailed.
Page 43 - move slowly through the street, Filled with an ever shifting train, Amid the sound of steps that beat The murmuring walks like autumn
Page 70 - loved, who have left us, Who bend o'er us now from their bright homes above ; But believe, never doubt, that the God who bereft us Permits them to mingle with friends they still love. Repeat their fond
Page 3 - cyte in Brytyshe speche bete Carthleon, Chestre in Englyshe, and Cyte of Legyons also. For there laye a wynter the legyons that Julius Cezar sent for to wyne Irlonde. And after, Claudius Cezar sent legyons out of the cyte for to wynn the Islands that be called Orcades. Thys cyte hath plente of lyveland, of corn, of
Page 66 - was caught by the landlady, who had a brother in Dublin : and while the commissioner was escorting his worship down-stairs, the' good woman, prompted by an affectionate regard for the safety of her brother, opened the box, took out the commission, and placed in lieu thereof a pack of cards, with the knave of
Page 46 - and with all the brilliancy of the most modern art and taste. Turning, to make the contrast more striking, by looking at the little windows and rude carvings of the houses opposite, we see a bannister or handrail separates the side-walk from the
Page 9 - in the castle, be delivered up without injury to the besieging army. "In conformity with these articles, the brave and loyal city of Chester, which had held out twenty weeks beyond expectation, being reduced by famine to the utmost extremity, was, upon the 3rd of February, 1646, surrendered up to the parliamentary forces.
Page 4 - After the departure of the Romans from this island, Chester appears to have been alternately possessed by the Britons, the Saxons, and the Danes ; by the latter, however, it was held but a very short period, being restored to the Saxons by the valiant daughter of Alfred the Great,
Page 46 - or handrail separates the side-walk from the carriage way, and are astonished, in stepping out to it, to find the street is some ten feet below us. We are evidently on the second floor of the houses. Finding steps leading down we descend into the street, and discover another tier of shops, on the roofs of which we have been walking.
Page 3 - The founder of Chester, as saith Polychronicon, Was Leon Gauer, a mighty strong giant; Which builded caves and dungeons many a one, No goodly buildings, ne proper, ne pleasant. But King Leil, a Briton sure and valiant, Was founder of Chester by pleasant

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