Fenland Notes and Queries: A Quarterly Antiquarian Journal for the Fenland, in the Counties of Huntingdon, Cambridge, Lincoln, Northampton, Norfolk, and Suffolk, Volume 4

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G. C. Caster., 1900 - Cambridgeshire (England)
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Page 358 - ... which on the right aspire, In dimness from the view retire : The left presents a place of graves, Whose wall the silent water laves. That steeple guides thy doubtful sight Among the livid gleams of night ; There pass with melancholy state, By all the solemn heaps of fate, And think, as softly-sad you tread Above the venerable dead, " Time was, like thee, they life possest, And time shall be, that thou shalt rest.
Page 335 - Elizabeth, by the grace of God Queen of England, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith etc.
Page 356 - ... of that commodity, as good or better than we have any. Wherefore, could we employ our lands to any thing of more worth, we could not want plenty of corn, though we had none of our own ; for what we should increase in the room of it, of greater value by exportation, would not onely bring us home as much corn as that land would have yeelded, but plenty of money to boot.
Page 285 - ... description of Kyme [by William Hall, a Lincolnshire man, b. 1748] there is quoted, in illustration of the neglected state of its drainage in the last century an adage that was ' in almost every child's mouth in the country, about fifty years ago.' Kyme, God knows, Where no corn grows, Nothing but a little hay ; And the water comes, And takes it all away. This was the usual reply of its inhabitants, when any person asked where they came from ; but after the embankment and engine drainage took...
Page 131 - Tis to him we love most, And to all who love him. Brave gallants, stand up, And avaunt, ye base carles ! Were there death in the cup, Here's a health to King Charles...
Page 206 - Peterborough to deliver that gaol and to do therein whatever pertains to justice according to the law and custom of our realm of England reserving to us fines and other things belonging to us.
Page 148 - ... that they come through, what with the noise of their singing. and with the sound of their piping, and with the jangling of their Canterbury bells, and with the barking out of dogs after them, they make more noise than if the king came there away with...
Page 146 - Monday for health, Tuesday for wealth, Wednesday the best day of all, Thursday for losses, Friday for crosses, Saturday no day at all. Variaiit. Monday for wealth ; Tuesday for health ; Wednesday the best day of all ; Thursday for crosses ; Friday for losses ; Saturday no luck at all.
Page 279 - Where slaves once more their native land behold, No fiends torment, no Christians thirst for gold. To Be, contents his natural desire, He asks no Angel's wing, no Seraph's fire; But thinks, admitted to that equal sky, His faithful dog shall bear him company.
Page 78 - Edward by the grace of God, King of England, Lord of Ireland, and Duke of Aquitaine...

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