The History and Antiquities of the Parish of Wimbledon, Surrey: With Sketches of the Earlier Inhabitants (Google eBook)

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Simpkin, Marshall, & Company, 1865 - Wimbledon (London, England) - 222 pages
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Page 89 - The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness.
Page 71 - Wasaf, a work said to have been composed at the end of the 13th or the beginning of the 14th century.
Page 3 - THIS is the forest primeval. The murmuring pines and the hemlocks, Bearded with moss, and in garments green, indistinct in the twilight, Stand like Druids of eld, with voices sad and prophetic, Stand like harpers hoar, with beards that rest on their bosoms.
Page 117 - ... or wound up, or buried in any shirt, shift, sheet, or shroud, made or mingled with flax, hemp, silk, hair, gold, or silver, or other than what is made of sheep's wool...
Page 51 - He wrote against Popery, and embraced it ; he was a zealous opposer of the Court, and a sacrifice for it...
Page 70 - Spencer's charming villa, which he always lends to the bishop at this time of the year. I did not think there could have been so beautiful a place within seven miles of London. The park has as much variety of ground, and is as un-Londonish as if it were an hundred miles...
Page 28 - The site of his birthplace, as pointed out by tradition, agrees with a survey of the manor taken in 1617, which describes upon the same spot " an ancient cottage called the Smith's Shop, lying west of the highway leading from Putney to the Upper Gate, and on the south side of the highway from Richmond to Wandsworth, being the sign of the Anchor.
Page 201 - Nation, so famous in all honourable achievements and glorious warres of this our Kingdome in forraigne parts (being, by the approbation of Strangers themselves, confessed and acknowledged the best of all Marches...
Page 45 - St. James's Park, the Lady Lambert, as proud as her husband, came by where she was, and as the present princess always hath precedency of the relict of the dead prince, so she put my Lady Ireton below, who, notwithstanding her piety and humility, was a little grieved at the affront.
Page 27 - Nor did they content themselves with this escheated wealth of the church. Almost every bishopric was spoiled by their ravenous power in this reign, either through mere alienations, or long leases, or unequal exchanges. Exeter and Llandaff, from being among the richest sees, fell into the class of the poorest. Lichfield lost the chief part of its lands to raise an estate for lord Paget.

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