Memorials of Shrewsbury

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J. H. Leake, 1851 - Shrewsbury (England) - 272 pages
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Page 55 - And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost...
Page 108 - CHITRCH is situated in the suburb to which it has given the name of Abbey Foregate. It is built of a deep red stone. A noble simplicity combined with a massive solidity characterizes the whole structure, to which time has given a most venerable appearance ; and, though marks of mutilation are too evident throughout, it displays many curious features of ancient Norman architecture combined with the earlier pointed style...
Page 57 - Ccesar the things which are Casar's; and unto God the things that are God's.
Page 154 - The town is a borough by prescription, and has sent two members to parliament from the earliest assembling of that body.
Page 23 - Sir Henry, as Knight of the Garter, kept the feast of St. George here, in 1581, with great splendour.
Page 16 - sounded again from the rebel ranks, and "in a place called Bullfield," both armies closed in conflict. " So furiously, the armies joined," runs the old chronicle; "the arrows fell as fall the leaves on the ground after a frosty night at the approach of winter. There was no room for the arrows to reach the ground; every one struck a mortal man.
Page 173 - Fjance, and the memorable plains of Waterloo, than for his benevolent and paternal care, in providing for the comforts and supplying the necessities of his victorious countrymen, and for that humanity and generosity which their vanquished foes experienced and acknowledged— the inhabitants of the...
Page 173 - Not more distinguished for his skill and courage in the field, During the arduous campaigns in Spain and Portugal, The South of France, and the memorable Plains of Waterloo, Than for his benevolent and paternal care, In providing for the comforts and supplying the necessities Of his victorious countrymen, And for that humanity and generosity Which their vanquished foes experienced and acknowledged.
Page 259 - ... Butchers paid for building the same." The several incorporated companies which existed in Shrewsbury, when flourishing in their integrity, added much to the interests of the place, and by their activity, as well as social example, laid the basis of trade and wealth. Camden in his Britannia, 1586, writes, "It is a fine city, well inhabited and of good commerce, and by the industry of the citizens is very rich.
Page 12 - the first national convention in which the Commons had any share by legal authority" and the earliest lawful trace of a mixed assembly of Lords and Commons.

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