A Compendious History of Sussex: Topographical, Archæological & Anecdotical. Containing an Index to the First Twenty Volumes of the "Sussex Archæological Collections". (Google eBook)

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G.P. Bacon, 1870 - Sussex (England)
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Page 121 - UNDERNEATH this sable hearse Lies the subject of all verse, SIDNEY'S sister, PEMBROKE'S mother ; Death ! ere thou hast slain another, Learn'd and fair, and good as she, Time shall throw a dart at thee.
Page 8 - As for glass makers they be scant in this land, Yet one there is as I do understand, And in Sussex is now his habitation, At Chiddingsfold he works of his occupation.
Page 108 - Renown' d for many a wanton trick, With envy, from the Downs, beheld The studded Churches of the Weald...
Page 24 - Here lies the coal-heaver, who departed this life July I, 1813, in the 69th year of his age, beloved of his God, but abhorred of men. The omniscient Judge, at the grand assize, shall ratify and confirm this, to the confusion of many thousands ; for England and its metropolis shall know that there hath been a prophet among them. — WH, SS...
Page 109 - At workman and at work she gaz'd, Swift 'cross her mind a thought there flew, That she by stratagem might do A deed which luckily should save Her country from a watery grave, By his own weapons fairly beating The father of all lies and cheating ! Forth from her casement, in a minute, A sieve with flaming candle in it, She held to view : — and simple Nick, Who ne'er suspected such a trick, (All rogues are fools,) when first his sight A...
Page 108 - Can I with common patience see These Churches — and not one for me ? Shall I be cheated of my due By such a sanctimonious crew ? " He mutter'd twenty things beside ; And swore, that night the foaming tide, Led through a vast and wondrous trench, Should give these pious souls a drench ! Adown the West the Steeds of Day Hasted merrily away, And Night in solemn pomp came on, Her lamp a star — a cloud her throne : The lightsome Moon she was not there, But deckt the other hemisphere. Now, with a fit...
Page 92 - ... all black, and naked, and wounded through the midst of his breast ; and adjuring the goat by the Holy Trinity to tell what that was he so carried, he answered, " I am carrying your King to judgment, yea that tyrant William Rufus, for I am an evil spirit, and the revenger of his malice which he bore to the church of God, and it was I that did cause this his slaughter; the protomartyr of England, St.
Page 108 - And by the starlight faintly spied this wicked wight, and Dyke so wide ! She knew him by his mighty size, his tail, his horns, his saucer eyes...
Page 214 - Now I am dead and layd in grave, And that my bones are rotten, By this shall I remember'd be, Or else I am forgotten.
Page 146 - Leonard's, which perhaps affords one of the most beautiful and wonderful proofs of individual taste, judgment, and perseverance, that our nation exhibits. Under the superintendence of Mr. Burton, a desert has become a...

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