The Worthies of Yorkshire and Lancashire;: Being Lives of the Most Distinguished Persons that Have Been Born In, Or Connected With, Those Provinces (Google eBook)

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Whittaker and Company; Simpkin, Marshall, and Company; John Cross, Leeds; Bancks and Company Manchester; Grapel, Liverpool., 1836 - Lancashire (England) - 732 pages
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Page 269 - My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
Page 690 - I been depos'd, if you had reign'd! The father had descended for the son, For only you are lineal to the throne. Thus when the state one Edward did depose, A greater Edward in his room arose. But now, not I, but poetry is curs'd, For Tom the Second reigns like Tom the First. But let 'em not mistake my patron's part, Nor call his charity their own desert. Yet this I prophesy: thou shalt be seen (Tho...
Page 62 - Though Justice against Fate complain, And plead the ancient rights in vain: But those do hold or break As men are strong or weak.
Page 270 - The wealthiest man among us is the best : No grandeur now in nature or in book Delights us. Rapine, avarice, expense, This is idolatry ; and these we adore : 10 Plain living and high thinking are no more...
Page 59 - An Account of the Growth of Popery and arbitrary Government in England...
Page 313 - I must do it, as it were in such weight, measure, and number, even so perfectly as God made the world, or else I am so sharply taunted, so cruelly threatened ; yea, presently, sometimes with pinches, nips, and bobs, and other ways, which I will not name for the honor I bear them, so without measure misordered, that I think myself in hell, till time come that I must go to Mr.
Page 508 - Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive, But to be young was very heaven ! Oh ! times, In which the meagre, stale, forbidding ways Of custom, law, and statute, took at once The attraction of a country in Romance...
Page 72 - When I wrote my Treatise about our System *, I had an eye upon such principles as might work with considering men for the belief of a Deity, and nothing can rejoice me more than to find it useful for that purpose.
Page 90 - What matter where, if I be still the same, And what I should be, all but less than he Whom thunder hath made greater?
Page 262 - Where throngs of knights and barons bold, In weeds of peace, high triumphs hold, With store of ladies, whose bright eyes Rain influence, and judge the prize Of wit or arms, while both contend To win her grace whom all commend.

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