The land we live in, a pictorial and literary sketch-book of the British empire (Google eBook)

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Contents

OXFORD TO BIRMINGHAM
48
Market House Want of Public Decorations in Birmingham mingham Provident and Benevolent Institution
67
making Trade the Birmingham Gunproof House the Benefit of Railways to Townsmen
76
Shakspere the Predominant Association with Stratford Entry hood Lines attributed by the Countrypeople to Shak
83
Statement of the Shaksperian Club regarding the Henley Street House in which Shakspere probably dwelt at Stratford
89
The Black Country Dudley Wolverhampton and Walsall Stafford to Shropshire the Wrekin Shrewsbury its Antiqui
97
Richness of Wales in Ancient Memories Fullers Description Bangor and its Cathedral Penrhyn Castle the Slate Quarries
127
The Rows and their Origin Chester Cathedral 102 Sail from Bangor to Beaumaris Beaumaris and Beaumaris
133
Tho Abbey of Basingwerk Legend concerning the Origin of narvon Castle Present Appearance of Carnarvon Castle
137
Rhyddlan Castle the Parliament of Rhyddlan Morva Rhydd yWennol tho Vale of Llugwy the Falls of Benglog
143
Castell Dinas Bran the Eagles Crag Chirk Village and Road from Flestiniog to Bala Tradition concerning Llyn
149
Creation of Towns in the Feudal Times Formation of Towns tion of our own Day Sudden Formation of Birkenhead
159
Bill brought into Parliament in 1843 to sanction the Building of kenhead tho New Market at Birkenhead the Park
169
Liverpool in past ages Liverpool Castle attributed to King Consumption of tobacco in England the Queens Dock Liver
182
Princes Dock the recipient of the American steamers Espla Institutions of Liverpool
189
Foundation of the Collegiate Institution Mr Gladstones Liverpool
198

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