Manchester: its political, social and commercial history, ancient and modern

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Whittaker, 1836 - Business & Economics - 538 pages
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Page 459 - There is a history in all men's lives, Figuring the nature of the times deceas'd ; The which observ'd, a man may prophesy, With a near aim, of the main chance of things As yet not come to life, which in their seeds And weak beginnings lie intreasured. Such things become the hatch and brood of time...
Page 463 - He was a man, take him for all in all, We shall not look upon his like again: I know that statement's not original: What statement is, since Shakspere?
Page 61 - ... having of May games, Whitsun ales, and morris dances, and the setting up of maypoles and other sports therewith used, so as the same be had in due and convenient time, without impediment or neglect of divine service...
Page 535 - At thirteen, I wrote Greek with ease; and at fifteen my command of that language was so great that I not only composed Greek verses in lyric metres, but could converse in Greek fluently, and without embarrassment...
Page 414 - The hours of attendance shall be from nine to twelve in the morning and from two to five in the afternoon.
Page 149 - An eminent manufacturer in that age," said he, " used to be in his warehouse before six in the morning, accompanied by his children and apprentices. At seven they all came in to breakfast, which consisted of one large dish of water-pottage, made of oatmeal, water, and a little salt, boiled thick, and poured into a dish. At the side was a pan or basin of milk, and the master and apprentices, each with a wooden spoon in his hand, without loss of time, dipped into the same dish, and thence into the...
Page 364 - How are the mighty fallen in the midst of the battle ! O Jonathan, thou wast slain in thine high places. I am distressed for thee, my brother Jonathan : very pleasant hast thou been unto me : thy love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women. How are the mighty fallen, and the weapons of war perished!
Page 151 - Manchester merchants began to give out warps and raw cotton to the weavers, receiving them back in cloth, and paying for the carding, roving, spinning, and weaving...
Page 372 - But lo ! the dome — the vast and wondrous dome, To which Diana's marvel was a cell — Christ's mighty shrine above his martyr's tomb ! I have beheld the Ephesian's miracle; — Its columns strew the wilderness, and dwell The hyaena and the jackal in their shade; I have beheld Sophia's bright roofs swell Their glittering mass i...
Page 503 - I accidentally observed the colour of the flower of the Geranium zonale by candlelight in the autumn of 1792. The flower was pink, but it appeared to me almost an exact sky-blue by day ; in candlelight, however, it was astonishingly changed, not having then any blue in it, but being what I called red — a colour which forms a striking contrast to blue.

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