Illustrated handbook to Monmouth (Google eBook)

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Page 49 - Sir," said he, placing his dishes on the table, " I present you with that which came not from Lincoln that was, nor from London that is, nor York that is to be, but from Troy." At which the king smiled, and answered wittily, " Truly, my lord, I have heard that corn grows where Troy town stood, but I never thought that there had grown any apricots before.
Page 49 - Sir, (placing his dimes upon the table,) 'c with that which came not from Lincoln that " was, nor London that is, nor York that is to
Page 72 - Why, God bless us all, why then I shall have a better castle when I am dead than they took from me whilst I was alive.
Page 2 - Mereoneth, one Burgess ; and the Election to be in like manner, form, and order, as Knights and Burgesses of the Parliament be elected and chosen in other Shires of this Realm ; and...
Page 8 - The enemy observed, and took the courage to attempt the surpiisal, come upon the higher side of the towu, that looked towards Hereford, having only a sloping bank cast up to a reasonable height with a dry graft of no depth ; insomuch that the guards and sentinels being all asleep or supinely negligent, above forty men presently clambered over and fell down to the next part, where they found not more than six men, who fled from the ground upon their coming on. With this, one takes an iron bar, breaks...
Page 72 - His Excellency, Sir Thomas Fairfax, having now finished his work over the kingdom except this castle, has been pleased to spare his forces for the work." The marquis (then eightyfive years old) in reply to the summons, answered that he preferred rather to die nobly than to live with infamy.
Page 2 - Monmouth, a town I never heard mentioned, lies on the same river, in a vale that is the delight of my eyes, and the very seat of pleasure.
Page 11 - The best caps were formerly made at Monmouth, where the Cappers' chapel doth still remain, being better carved and gilded than any other part of the church. But, on the occasion of a great plague happening in this town, the trade was some years since removed hence to Beaudly in Worcestershire, yet so that they are called Monmouth caps unto this day.
Page 11 - ... to Bewdley in Worcestershire, yet so that they are called Monmouth caps unto this day. Thus this town retains, though not the profit, the credit of capping; and seeing the child still keeps the mother's name, there is some hope in due time she may return unto her. All I will add is this: if at this day the phrase of "wearing a Monmouth cap...
Page 1 - Monmouth is supposed to have been a Roman station, the Blestium of Antoninus. It is a borough, and in conjunction with Usk and Newport, sends one member to parliament. It is governed by a mayor and other officers. Its population in 1801 was 3,503 persons, and 677 houses. The chief trade of this place is with Bristol ; but there are some iron and tin works in the neighbourhood, and large quantities of oak-bark are sent down from here annually to Chepstow, to be shipped...

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