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" I rescued from destruction, and begged at the hands of my worthy friend Humphrey Pitt, Esq. then living at Shiffnal in Shropshire, afterwards of Prior Lee near that town; who died very lately at Bath: viz. in Summer, 1769. I saw it lying dirty on the... "
The Bibliographical Decameron: Or, Ten Days Pleasant Discourse Upon ... - Page 339
by Thomas Frognall Dibdin - 1817
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Illustrations of the Literary History of the Eighteenth Century ..., Volume 6

Authors, English - 1831
...at Shiffnall in Shropshire, afterwards of Prior l>ee, near that town, who died very lately at Bath, in summer, 1769. I saw it lying dirty on the floor under a bureau in the parlour ; being used by the maids to light the fire. It was afterwards sent most unfortunately...
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American Literary Gazette and Publishers' Circular, Volume 6

Bibliography, National - 1865
...of his examination of the manuscript, and quotes a memorandum on it by the Bichop, stating how he " saw it lying dirty on the Floor under a bureau in ye parlor, being used by the Maids to light the fire," when he rescued it from destruction and sent it...
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The History and Antiquities of Ecton, in the County of Northampton, (England)

John Cole - Ecton (Northamptonshire, England) - 1865 - 51 pages
...Shiffnal in Shropshire, afterward of Prior Lee near that town ; who died very lately at Bath ; viz. in Summer, 1769. I saw it lying dirty on the Floor under a bureau in ye parlor; being used by the Maids to light the fire. It was afterward sent most unfortunately to an ignorant...
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Bishop Percy's folio manuscript: Ballads and romances, Volume 1

Thomas Percy, John Wesley Hales, Frederick James Furnivall, British Museum - Music - 1867
...died very lately at Bath (viz. in Summer 1769). I saw it lying dirty on the floor under a Bureau in y* Parlour: being used by the Maids to light the fire....ignorant Bookbinder, who pared the margin, when I put it into Boards in order to lend it to Dr. Johnson. Mr. Pitt has since told me, -that he believes...
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Bishop Percy's Folio Manuscript: Ballads and Romances, Volume 2

Thomas Percy - Ballads, English - 1868
...Shiffnal in Shropshire, afterwards of Prior Lee near that town ; who died very lately at Bath ; viz. in Summer 1769. I saw it lying dirty on the floor under a Bureau in y Parlour : being used by the maids to light the fire." " When I first got possession of this MS."...
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Bishop Percy's Folio Manuscript: Ballads and Romances, Volume 1

John Wesley Hales, Frederick James Furnivall - Ballads, English - 1867 - 1740 pages
...Shropshire, afterwards of Priorslee, near that town ; who died very lately at Bath (viz. in Rummer 1769). I saw it lying dirty on the floor under a Bureau in yc Parlour: being used by the Maids to light the fire. It was afterwards sent, most unfortunately,...
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Bishop Percy's Folio Manuscript: Ballads and Romances, Volume 2

Thomas Percy - Ballads, English - 1868
...Shiffnal in Shropshire, afterwards of Prior Lee near that town ; who died very lately at Bath ; viz. in Summer 1769. I saw it lying dirty on the floor...Parlour: being used by the maids to light the fire." " When I first got possession of this MS." he says in another entry in the same place, " I was very...
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The British and Foreign Evangelical Review and Quarterly Record of Christian ...

James Oswald Dykes, James Stuart Candlish, Hugh Sinclair Paterson, Joseph Samuel Exell - Theology - 1868
...Shiffnal in Shropshire, afterwards of Prior Lee near that town, who died very lately at Bath, viz., in summer 1769. I saw it lying dirty on the floor under a bureau in the parlour; being used by the maids to light the fire." Much thus did Addison encounter The Two Children...
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Reliques of Ancient English Poetry: Consisting of Old Heroic ..., Volume 1

Thomas Percy, Henry Benjamin Wheatley - Ballads, English - 1876
...Shropshire, afterwards of Priorslee, near that town ; who died very lately at Bath (viz., in summer 1 769). I saw it lying dirty on the floor, under a Bureau...ignorant Bookbinder, who pared the margin, when I put it into Boards in order to lend it to Dr. Johnson. Mr. Pitt has since told me that he believes...
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Education, Volume 28

Education - 1908
...from his friend, Mr. Humphrey Pitt, then living at Shiffnal, in Shropshire. " I saw it," he says, " lying dirty on the floor under a Bureau in ye Parlour, being used by the Maid to light the fire." Judging from the writing and peculiarities of spelling, Mr. Furnivall fixes...
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