The New Lancashire Gazetteer: Or, Topographical Dictionary, Containing an Accurate Description of the Several Hundreds, Boroughs, Market Towns, Parishes, Townships, and Hamlets, in the County Palatine of Lancaster ... (Google eBook)

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H. Teesdale and Company, 1830 - Lancashire (England) - 192 pages
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Page 123 - She would not leave the place ; she wandered about, forlorn and amazed. She would not quit her horse, and get into the cart with them. They determined, after much time wasted, to turn back, and give themselves up to the guidance of their horses. The old woman was soon washed off and perished. The poor girls clung close to their cart, and the horse, sometimes wading, and sometimes swimming, brought them back to land alive, but senseless with terror and distress, and unable for many days to give any...
Page 115 - At seven they all came in to breakfast, which consisted of one large dish of waterporridge, made of oat-meal, water and a little salt, boiled thick, and poured into a dish. At the side was a pan or basin of milk, and the master and apprentices, each with a wooden spoon in his hand, without loss of time, dipped into the same dish, and thence into the milk pan; and as soon as it was finished they all returned to their work.
Page 106 - ... whereby not only the better sort of men are employed but also the very children by their own labour can maintain themselves. There are besides all kinds of foreign merchandise bought and returned by the merchants of the town, amounting to the sum of many thousands of pounds weekly.
Page 114 - ... their fortunes as well by economy as by moderate gains. The third is that, when luxury began to appear, and trade was pushed by sending out riders for orders to every market town in the kingdom. The fourth is the period in which expense and luxury had made a great progress, and was supported by a trade extended by means of riders and factor» through every part of Europe.
Page 105 - Neither doth their industry rest here, for they buy cotton wool in London, that comes first from Cyprus and Smyrna, and at home...
Page 106 - The trade is not inferior to that of many cities in the kingdom, chiefly consisting in woollen friezes, fustians, sackcloths, mingled stuffs, caps, inkles, tapes, points, &c., whereby not only the better sort of men are employed, but also the very children by their own labour can maintain themselves...
Page 123 - They staid a little while for him but in vain. They called aloud, but no reply ; at last the young women pressed their mother to think where they were, and go on. She would not leave the place ; she wandered about, forlorn and amazed.
Page 76 - James, Earl of Derby, Lord of Man and the Isles, grandson of James, Earl of Derby, and of Charlotte, daughter of Claude, Duke de la Tremouille, whose husband, James, was beheaded at Bolton, 15 Octob.
Page 115 - When the Manchester trade began to extend, the chapmen used to keep gangs of pack-horses and accompany them to the principal towns with goods in packs, which they opened and sold to shopkeepers, lodging what was unsold in small stores at the inns. The pack-horses brought back sheep's wool, which was bought on the journey and sold to the makers of worsted yarn at Manchester, or to the clothiers of Rochdale, Saddleworth, and the West Riding of Yorkshire.
Page 25 - Have found out one to fit th' occasion. Most apt for what I have to do, As counsellor, and justice too. And truly so, no doubt, he was, A lawyer fit for such a case.

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