Essex Review, Volume 11 (Google eBook)

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Edward Arthur Fitch, William Herbert Dalton, Charlotte Fell-Smith
E. Durrant & Company, 1902 - Essex (England)
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Page 197 - twixt the court and the grave : Where joyful to live, not unwilling to die— Gadzooks ! I have just such a place in my eye. There are gardens so stately, and...
Page 72 - Mayor to remember it the more particularly, and takes occasion to ask his Lordship what o'clock it was ; who, pulling out his watch, told him the hour, which was a quarter before or a quarter after eight...
Page 119 - I generally .-node six hundred pounds profit per annum. I began to live, took a good house, bought me coach and horses a second time, I paid large debts gradually, small ones wholly, and many a creditor...
Page 96 - ... had his remedy, and he proposed that they should in future dine nearer London. Greenwich was suggested : we do not hear of Whitebait in the Dagenham dinners, and its introduction, probably, dates from the removal to Greenwich. The party of three was now increased to four ; Mr. Pitt being permitted to bring Lord Camden. Soon after, a fifth guest was invited — Mr. Charles Long, afterwards Lord Farnborough. All were still the guests of Sir Robert Preston...
Page 24 - ... broke in pieces. They then bound Mr. Lawrence and his man, and made them sit by the boy ; and Turpin searching the gentleman, took from him a guinea, a Portugal piece, and some silver ; but, not being satisfied with this booty, they forced him to conduct them up-stairs, where they broke open a closet, and stole some money and plate.
Page 182 - Polity," as the best book, and the only one that made him a Christian, which puts me upon the buying of it, which I will do shortly. 30th (Lord's day). To church, where we observe the trade of briefs is come now up to so constant a course every Sunday, that we resolve to give no more to them.
Page 22 - ... would resist being robbed by a sneaking, pale-visaged rascal, and would swear bodily against him on the first opportunity, — adding, that Abershaw and Ferguson, two most awful fellows, had enjoyed a long career, whereas two disbanded officers of the army, who wished to rob a coach like gentlemen, had begged the passengers...
Page 177 - my careless boyhood ' with all that lies on the banks of the Stour; those scenes made me a painter, and I am grateful...
Page 201 - In witness whereof, I have to this my last will and testament, set my hand and seal, this third day of March AD , One Thousand Nine Hundred and Fourteen (1914).
Page 191 - ... and work, for them to spend. They are clothed in velvets and rich stuffs, ornamented with ermine and other furs, while we are forced to wear poor cloth. They have wines, spices, and fine bread, when we have only rye and the refuse of the straw; and, if we drink, it must be water.

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