History, gazetteer and directory of Derbyshire, with the town of Burton-upon-Trent

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Page 396 - The tangled knots, and smooth the ravell'd fleece; Next moves the iron hand with fingers fine, Combs the wide card, and forms the eternal line: Slow, with soft lips, the whirling Can acquires The tender skeins, and wraps in rising spires; With quicken'd pace successive rollers move, And these retain, and those extend the rove; Then fly the spoles, the rapid axles glow, And slowly cireumvolves the labouring wheel below.
Page 420 - Why hast thou then broken down her hedges, So that all they which pass by the way do pluck her ? The boar out of the wood doth waste it, < And the wild beast of the field doth devour it.
Page 396 - First, with nice eye, emerging Naiads cull From leathery pods the vegetable wool ; With wiry teeth revolving cards release The tangled knots, and smooth the ravell'd fleece : Next moves the iron hand with fingers fine, Combs the wide card, and forms th
Page 455 - This appeared from the declaration she made respecting the choice of a husband. She firmly resolved to marry none but a knight of great prowess; and her father, to confirm her purpose, and to procure and encourage a number of...
Page 44 - Officer as herein-after mentioned a Voting Paper, containing the Christian Names and Surnames of the Persons for whom he votes, with their respective Places of Abode and Descriptions...
Page 32 - Wales, together with the separate gross annual revenues of the several dignitaries and other spiritual persons, members of...
Page 434 - ... three stories ; the lower one is a rusticated arcade, forming a beautiful and convenient promenade for the visitor in wet weather or on scorching days, and amply provided with seats for their accommodation, this is seven feet wide within the pillars, (which support the two upper stories,) and eleven high. The floor of the arcade is raised at least three feet above the gravelled area in front, between which communications are formed by several flights of steps. An elegant balustrade skirts the...
Page 500 - October, and the pest houses have been long empty. I intend (God willing) to spend this week in seeing all woollen clothes fumed and purified, as well for the satisfaction as for the safety of the country. Here have been such burning of goods that the like, I think, was never known. For my part, I have scarcely apparel to shelter my body, having wasted more than I needed merely for example.
Page 500 - There have been 76 families visited within my parish, out of which 259 persons died. Now (blessed be God) all our fears are over, for none have died of the plague since the eleventh of October, and the pest houses have been long empty.
Page 80 - It is under this conviction that I dedicate these gardens to the public ; and I will only add, that as the sun has shone brightly on me through life, it would be ungrateful in me not to employ a portion of the fortune which I possess in promoting the welfare of those among whom I live, and by whose industry I have been aided in its acquisition.

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