Bristollia: Or, Memoirs of the City of Bristol, Both Civil and Ecclesiastical. In Two Parts. Part I. An Essay Towards an Account of the History and Antiquities of that Eminent City, ... Part II. A. Topographical View of Bristol, Describing the City in General, ... To which is Prefixed, by Way of Introduction, a Dissertation on the Antiquity of Bristol. By Andrew Hooke, ... (Google eBook)

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J. Hodges; and sold, 1743 - 64 pages
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Page vi - ... Change, I have often fancied one of our old kings ftanding in perfon, where he is reprefented in effigy, and looking down upon the wealthy concourfe of people with which that place is every day filled. In this cafe how would he be...
Page vi - In this case, how would he be surprised to hear all the languages of Europe spoken in this little spot of his former dominions, and to see so many private men, who in his time would have been the vassals of some powerful baron, negotiating like princes for greater sums of money than were formerly to be met with in the royal treasury ! Trade, without enlarging the British territories, has given us a kind of additional empire.
Page 24 - Soon after this," according to Asser, "there arose a sharp and grievous dissention between Grymbold and those learned men whom he brought hither with him, and the old scholars whom he found here at his coming ; for these absolutely refused to comply with the statutes, institutions, and forms of reading, prescribed by Grymbold. The difference proceeded to no great height for the space of three years, yet there was always a private grudge and enmity between them, which soon after broke out with the...
Page i - To which is prefixed by way of introduction, a dissertation on the antiquity of Bristol ; wherein Mr. C'amden's opinion, of the late rise of that antient city, is shewn to be, not only contradictory to general tradition, and the opinion of all the antiquaries before him ; but also inconsistent with his own authorities, as well as other positive and authentic testimonies. By Andrew Hooke, Esq. native thereof. Lond. 1748 and 1749,
Page 59 - York it may juttly claim the Pre-eminence over all the Cities in Britain \ for the Trade of many Nations is drawn hither by the Convenience of Commerce, and. of the Harbour, which receives Veflels under Sail into the very Heart 'of the City :' And the Avon fwells fo high, by the coming in of the Tide, that Ships upon the Shallows are borne Up eleven or twelve Fathoms. The Citizens drive...
Page iii - A petition of the master, wardens, assistants, and commonalty, of the Society of Merchants Adventurers in the City of Bristol...
Page 21 - Besides these there were Kair-Draiton, Kair-Mercipit, and Kair-Segent, on the Thames, not far from Reading, and which the Saxons called Silchester. These were the names of the cities in the times of the Romans and Britons2. Since the beginning of history there have been five inflictions of the Divine wrath on the people of Britain ; the visitations of Providence falling on the faithful, as well as its judgments on unbelievers. The first was by the Romans, who conquered Britain, but after a time withdrew...
Page 25 - Year there was an Earthquake in England, and a Froft, from the Beginning of November, till the Middle of April following.
Page 60 - Mag'iftrate, for he was five Times Mayor of this City ; the other in the Habit of a Clergyman, for in hi* latter Days he took Orders, and was Deari of the ObJkge which he himjelf had founded at If'eftbury.
Page 45 - Oppofition between them, the latter ought to be corrected by the former, and not the former by the latter...

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