A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland Enjoying Territorial Possessions Or High Official Rank: But Uninvested with Heritable Honours, Volume 3 (Google eBook)

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Colburn, 1836 - Great Britain
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Thomas Pennant's Journey from London to the Isle of Wight

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Page 637 - Ericks, who derive their lineage from Erick the forester, a great commander, who raised an army to oppose the invasion of William the Conqueror, by whom he was vanquished, but afterward employed to command that prince's forces ; and in his old age retired to his house in Leicestershire, where his family hath continued ever since, but declining every age, and are now in the condition of very private gentlemen.
Page 57 - In publishing the following ballad, the copy principally resorted to is one, apparently of considerable antiquity, which was found among the papers...
Page 584 - Such was the exterior of a man who was the charm of the circle, and gave a zest to every company he came into. His pleasantry was of a sort peculiar to himself; it harmonized with every thing ; it was like the bread to...
Page 459 - A Letter sent by sir John Suckling from France, deploring his sad estate and flight : with a discoverie of the plot and conspiracie, intended by him and his adherents against England.
Page 271 - He was a man of integrity and benevolence, but subject to strange fits of hypochondriac melancholy, which rendered his conduct flighty and inconsistent. Sometimes he was an agreeable and lively companion, delighting those around him with perpetual sallies of wit and...
Page 373 - (cows). Accordingly, he sounded his bugle, set out with his followers, and next day returned with a bow of kye, and a bassend (brindled) bull. On his return with this gallant prey, he passed a very large haystack. It occurred to the provident laird that this would be extremely convenient to fodder his new stock of cattle ; but as no means of transporting it were obvious, he was fain to take leave of it with the apostrophe, now become proverbial — "By my saul, had ye but four feet ye should not...
Page 582 - Miss Jennings, adorned with all the blooming treasures of youth, had the fairest and brightest complexion that ever was seen : her hair was of a most beauteous flaxen : there was something particularly lively and animated in her countenance, which preserved her from that insipidity which is frequently an attendant on a complexion so extremely fair.
Page 493 - had the success of a conqueror, in establishing and defending his colony among savage tribes, without ever drawing the sword ; the goodness of the most benevolent...
Page 459 - Warton, in a note to his Essay on Pope, relates the story somewhat differently. " Sir John Suckling was robbed by his valet-de-chambre : the moment he discovered it, he clapped on his boots in a passionate hurry, and perceived not a large rusty nail that was concealed at the bottom, which pierced his heel, and brought on a mortification.
Page 482 - His tenants had lost, in that severe winter, above a third of their cattle, which constituted their substance; their spirits were soured by their losses, and the late augmentations of rent ; and their ideas of America were inflamed by the strongest representations, and the example of their neighbouring clans. My friend and I were empowered to grant such deductions in the rents as might seem necessary and reasonable ; but we found it terrible to decide between the justice to creditors, the necessities...

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