The Family Topographer: Being a Compendious Account of the Antient and Present State of the Counties of England, Volume 1

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J.B. Nichols and Son, 1832 - England

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Page 105 - RICHARD WATTS, Esq. by his Will, dated 22 Aug. 1579, founded this Charity for Six poor Travellers, who not being ROGUES, or PROCTORS, May receive gratis for one Night, Lodging, Entertainment, and Fourpence each.
Page 210 - ... than a mile about. In this church the Conqueror offered up his sword and royal robe, which he wore on the day of his coronation. The monks kept these till...
Page 48 - Lloyd was one of the seven bishops committed to the Tower by James II. for refusing to read the declaration...
Page 219 - When Sorrow weeps o'er Virtue's sacred dust, Our tears become us, and our grief is just: Such were the tears she shed, who grateful pays This last sad tribute of her love and praise.
Page 104 - Honywood, of Charing, who had at her decease 367 children lawfully descended from her: 16 of her own body, 114 grand-children, 228 of the third generation, and nine in the fourth.
Page 154 - And crush'd to death the monster of a beast. Thrice twenty mounted Moors he overthrew, Singly, on foot, some wounded, some he slew, Dispersed the rest, — what more could Samson do ? True to his friends, a terror to his foes, Here now in peace his honour'd bones repose.
Page 196 - ... put all the inhabitants to the sword, without distinction of age or sex. The rest of the district submitted without further opposition.* On his second coming from Germany, Ella landed at Old Shoreham, with the reinforcements which effected the conquest of this province.
Page 164 - Tuustull and Thirleby ; and Elias Ashmole, the antiquary. In one of the windows of the church, over the nave, is the figure of a pedlar and his dog, on painted glass, traditionally said to perpetuate the devise of the piece of land in this parish called " Pedlar's Acre."— In the Church-yard is the singular monument of the Tradescants, much defaced, erected in 1662.
Page 210 - I. suffered; his watch, which he gave at the place of execution to Mr. John Ashburnham; his white silk knit drawers; and the sheet which was thrown over his body.
Page 171 - MDFRJS. who died 1783. Here was buried in 1772, at least aged 104, one Russell, a person always known under the guise or habit of a woman, and answered to the name of Elizabeth, but at death proved to be a man.

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