A Collection of Old English Customs: And Curious Bequests and Charities, Extracted from the Reports Made by the Commissioners for Enquiring Into Charities in England and Wales

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1842 - Charities - 267 pages
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Page 252 - Father of light and life, thou Good Supreme ! O teach me what is good ; teach me Thyself! Save me from folly, vanity, and vice, From every low pursuit; and feed my soul With knowledge, conscious peace, and virtue pure; Sacred, substantial, never-fading bliss...
Page 138 - ... more of the Aldermen of the city aforesaid, for the time being, or in case of the absence of the...
Page 127 - You prisoners that are within Who for wickedness and sin, after many mercies shewn you, are now appointed to die to-morrow in the forenoon, give ear and understand, that to-morrow morning the greatest bell of St. Sepulchre's shall toll for you in form of and manner of a passing bell, as used to be tolled for those that are at the point of death ; to the end...
Page 233 - Creed, and the Ten Commandments ; and also read the 15th Chapter of the first Epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians, and write in a legible hand two Verses of the said Chapter.
Page 128 - You prisoners that are within, Who for wickedness and sin, After many mercies shown to you, you are now appointed to die to-morrow in the forenoon. Give ear, and understand, that to-morrow morning the greatest bell of St. Sepulchre's shall toll for you, in form and manner of a passing bell, as used to be tolled for those that are at the point of death...
Page 99 - Aisle, 6s. Sd. For the maintenance of a lantern and candle, to be of eight in the pound at the least, to be kept and hanged out at the corner of St. Michael's Lane, next Thames Street, from Michaelmas to Ladyday, between the hours of nine and ten o'clock at night, until the hours of four or five in the morning, for affording light to passengers going through Thames Street or St. Michael's Lane, 1.
Page 232 - Which still records, beyond the pencil's power, The silent sorrows of a parting hour ; Still to the musing pilgrim points the place, Her sainted spirit most delights to trace ' Thus, with the manly glow of honest pride, O'er his dead son the gallant Ormond sigh'd.
Page 128 - Him, unless, upon your hearty and unfeigned repentance, you find mercy through the merits, death, and passion of your only Mediator and Advocate Jesus Christ, who now sits at the right hand of God, to make intercession for as many of you as penitently return to him.
Page 75 - May, 1558, directed that John Porter should have a house called Knapps, with the appurtenances, church fences, and caprons, (which comprised thirty-one acres of land,) to him and his heirs, upon condition that they should give for ever the morning milk of two able milk beasts to the poor people of this parish, every Sunday yearly, from Whitsunday to Michaelmas, 3s. 4d. on Good Friday, and a like sum on Christmas day. This milk tribute has...
Page 247 - Easter, to induce such persons to better neighborhood, and to beget brotherly love amongst them ; or if none should be found in the said parish, then to make an entertainment with the said 5*.

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