"A Peep Into the Past": Brighton in the Olden Time, with Glances at the Present

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J.G. Bishop, 1892 - Brighton (England) - 434 pages
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Page 128 - If a man have long hair it is a shame to him, but if a woman have long hair it is a glory to her
Page 78 - after the end of Divine Service, they should not be disturbed, letted, or discouraged from any lawful recreations, such as dancing, either of men or women, archery for men, leaping, vaulting, or any such harmless recreations ; nor having
Page 228 - contracted an idle habit of body, became weary and listless when they had rode a few miles, and were then unable to travel on horseback, and not able to endure frost, snow, or rain, or to lodge in the fields !
Page 395 - yeare of the reign of our Sovereign Lord Charles the second by the grace of god King of England, Scottland, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith
Page 270 - affecting the welfare of his people, and taking into his princely consideration how much it imports his state and this realm that the secrets thereof be not disclosed to forreigne nations, which cannot be prevented if a promiscuous use of transmitting or taking up of forreigne letters,
Page 159 - Mr. Hamilton is extremely tall and handsome ; has an air of haughty and fashionable superiority ; is intelligent, dry, sarcastic, and clever. I should have received much pleasure from his conversational powers, had I not previously been prejudiced against him, by hearing that he is infinitely artful, double, and crafty.
Page 143 - Dr. Johnson scarcely left Thrale a moment, and ' tried every artifice to amuse, as well as every argument to console him.' But money, in round thousands, was after all the only effectual medicine for the broken-hearted brewer. In their distress they applied to their surest friends first. Down at Brighton there lived an old gouty solicitor, retired from business, the friend
Page 315 - A gentlewoman, who lived in the vicinity of Brighton, dreamed that a tall lady, whose dress she particularly noticed, would come to that town and be an instrument of doing much good. It was about three years after this dream that Lady Huntingdon came to Brighton. A
Page 37 - Who he is, I know not ; but I am certain what he is. It is that distinguished functionary, the Master of the Ceremonies. It could be no one else. It was a gentleman attired point device, walking down the Parade, like Agag, ' delicately.' He pointed out his toes like a dancing-master;
Page 228 - the usual footmarks of oxen appeared, and we, too, who were on horseback, going on zigzag almost like oxen at plough, advanced as if we were turning back, while we followed out all the twists of the roads. Not even now, though in summer time, is the wintry state of the roads got rid of ; for the wet

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