Pictorial guide to Great Yarmouth (Google eBook)

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Page 59 - row is a long narrow lane, or alley, quite straight, or as " nearly so as may be, with houses on each side, both of " which you can sometimes touch at once with the finger-tips " of each hand, by stretching out your arms to their full " extent. Now and then the houses overhang, and even join " above your head, converting the row, so far, into a sort of " tunnel, or tubular passage. Many and many a picturesque " old bit of domestic architecture is to be hunted up amongst " the rows. In some rows...
Page 60 - ... bloaters, or a quadrant or compass, or a bunch of turnips the best in the world, or a woollen comforter and nightcap for one end of your person, and worsted overall stockings for the other, or a plate of cold boiled leg of pork stuffed with parsley, or a ready-made waistcoat, with...
Page 130 - I do love these ancient ruins. We never tread upon them but we set Our foot upon some reverend history; And, questionless, here in this open court, Which now lies naked to the injuries Of stormy weather, some men lie...
Page 59 - Now and then the houses overhang, and eveii join above your head, converting the row, so far, into a sort of tunnel, or tubular passage. Many and many a picturesque old bit of domestic architecture is to be hunted up amongst the rows. In some rows there is little more than a blank wall for the double boundary. In others, the houses retreat into tiny square courts, where washing and clear-starching are done, and wonderful nasturtiums and scarlet-runners are reared from green boxes, filled with that...
Page 78 - ... of Norfolk have resolved to commemorate by this column, erected by their joint contributions. He was born in the year 1758, entered on his profession in 1771, and was concerned in nearly 150 naval engagements with the enemy; being conqueror, among various other occasions, at Aboukir, August, 1798; at Copenhagen, April, 1801 ; and at Trafalgar, October, 1805; which last victory, the crown of so many glorious achievements, he consecrated by a death equally mournful to his country and honourable...
Page 64 - But I reflected that Yarmouth might be situated at one of the poles ; which would account for it As we drew a little nearer, and saw the whole adjacent prospect lying a straight low line under the sky...
Page 37 - ... uses, did not wage direct war against bells. Yet in the general depredation then committed upon churches, the tower was frequently rifled of its contents. The good people of Yarmouth petitioned the Parliament in 1650 "to be pleased to grant them a part of the lead and other useful materials of that vast and altogether useless cathedral in Norwich, towards the building of a workhouse to employ their almost starved poor, and repairing their piers.
Page 78 - Boasts her own, not only as born there of a respectablc family, And as there having received his early education, But her own also in talents, manners, and mind, The glory of so great a name though sure long to Outlive all monuments of brass and stone, His fellow-countrymen of Norfolk have resolved to commemorate By this column, erected by their...
Page 62 - that the gentleman, Mr. Hopkins, employed in the country for discovering and finding " out witches, be sent for to town, to search for such wicked persons, if any be, and have " his fee and allowance for his pains, as he hath in other places.
Page 40 - A priest performed service in the chapel " for the health and prosperous success of the fishermen that came to fish at Yarmouth in the herring season...

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