The iron roads dictionary and travellers route charts of the English and Welsh railways

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Page 1 - The above fares to be paid according to distance or time at the option of the hirer, to be expressed at the commencement of the hiring ; if not otherwise expressed the fare to be paid according to distance.
Page xvi - ... proceed in any such carriage beyond such distance without previously paying the additional fare for the additional distance, and with intent to avoid payment thereof, or if any person knowingly and wilfully refuse or neglect, on arriving at the point to which he has paid his fare, to quit such carriage, every such person shall for every such offence forfeit to the company a sum not exceeding forty shillings.
Page 69 - The main beams of the roof," says Buckler, " are full 17 inches square and 28 feet long, perfectly straight and sound throughout, and are the produce of trees of the most stately growth. A forest must have yielded its choicest timber for the supply of this building ; and it is evident that the material has been wrought with incredible labour and admirable skill.
Page 103 - Assize for the whole area of the counties adjacent to the Metropolis (Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Berks, Herts, and Essex) at the Central Criminal Court. Such an order was first issued in the winter of 1876. The Sittings of the Court are held at the Old Bailey. Each Commission recites as...
Page 117 - after he had been discarded by Cromwell, betook himself to Wimbledon house, where he turned florist, and had the finest tulips and gilliflowers that could "be got for love or money : yet in these outward pleasures he nourished the ambition which he entertained before he was cashiered by Cromwell.
Page 86 - CHURCH, a fine specimen of Gothic architecture, rebuilt by St Louis in 1231. It was originally founded in the seventh century, by Dagobert, in connection with the celebrated Benedictine Abbey of St Denis, and formed the ordinary place of sepulture of the Royal Family of France, and of other illustrious personages. By decree of the Convention in 1793, the Royal tombs were destroyed, and the valuable relics and other treasures of the abbey, including the crown and sword of Charlemagne, the sword of...
Page 63 - Croydon has ever enjoyed, was founded by Archbishop Whitgift, in the reign of Elizabeth, for the maintenance of a warden, schoolmaster, and twentyeight men and women, or as many more under forty as the revenues would admit.
Page 82 - Thanet, which lies at its north-eastern extremity, and in ^he adjacent parts. The soil of this county may be divided into the gravel, chalk, and clay, which produce, where they mix in due proportions, an extremely fertile loam. The alluvial soils along the Thames and Medway, and in Romney Marsh, produce some of the richest marsh pastures in the kingdom.

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