A Topographical Dictionary of Yorkshire: Containing the Names of All the Towns, Villages, Hamlets, Gentlemen's Seats, &c. in the County of York. A Brief History of Places Most Remarkable for Antiquities; Biographical Notices of Eminent Persons, &c (Google eBook)

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J. Langdale, 1822 - Yorkshire (England) - 472 pages
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Page 253 - So went to bed : where eagerly his sickness Pursued him still ; and, three nights after this, About the hour of eight, (which he himself Foretold should be his last,) full of repentance. Continual meditations, tears, and sorrows, He gave his honours to the world again, His blessed part to heaven, and slept in peace.
Page 58 - Of mimic statesmen, and their merry king. No wit to flatter, left of all his store! No fool to laugh at, which he valued more. There, victor of his health, of fortune, friends, And fame, this lord of useless thousands ends! His grace's fate sage Cutler could foresee, And well (he thought) advised him,
Page 41 - They thought it should have canopied their bones Till doomsday ; but all things have their end : Churches and cities, which have diseases like to men, Must have like death that we have.
Page 58 - In the worst inn's worst room, with mat half-hung, The floors of plaister and the walls of dung, On once a flock-bed, but repair'd with straw, With tape-ty'd curtains never meant to draw, The George and Garter dangling from that bed, Where tawdry yellow strove with dirty red, Great Villiers lies...
Page 52 - The bailiff of the manor measures them with a rule, and takes the diameter ; and if they are not of a sufficient capacity, he threatens to return them, and fine the town. If they are large enough, he divides them with a rule and compasses into four equal parts ; of which the steward claims one, the warrener another, and the remainder is divided amongst the shepherds.
Page 398 - In the library of CANNON HALL is the bow of Little John, the famous outlaw. Two farms in CARLCOTES pay, the one a right hand and the other a left hand glove yearly.
Page 80 - ... lodged in the Bodleian library, are lasting memorials what this county owes to him, as the two volumes of the Monasticon (which, though published under his and Dugdale's names conjointly, were both collected and written totally by him) will immortalize that extensive industry which has laid the whole kingdom under obligation.
Page 52 - ... cakes are divided in the same manner. The bailiff of the manor provides furmety and mustard, and delivers to each shepherd a slice of cheese and a penny roll. The furmety, well mixed with mustard, is put into an earthen pot, and placed in a hole in the ground in a garth belonging to the...
Page 284 - ... which are now occupied by the present highly picturesque ruins ; yet, notwithstanding every devastation, this splendid wreck of the general dissolution is not only far more extensive, but far more perfect, than any other in this country ; rich as it is in these venerable and admired works of antiquity. The architecture is mixed : in some parts are seen the sharp pointed windows, in others the circular arches. The great east window is magnificently grand, and the arch much pointed. There has,...
Page 296 - ... is said to be 117 feet in height from the ground to the top of the pinnacles. Within the church are two chapels, one on the north side, the other on the south: the former of these called Rokeby's chapel, which is eleven yards and a quarter in length, and five yards and a quarter in breadth, was erected in consequence of the will of Dr. William Rokeby, vicar of Halifax, and afterwards Archbishop of Dublin, who died Nov. 29th 1521, and ordered that his bowels and heart should be buried in the choir...

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