Historical and Scientific Survey of York and District: Prepared for the 75th Meeting of the British Association, 1906

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Page 43 - A man so various, that he seemed to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome : Stiff in opinions, always in the wrong, Was everything by starts, and nothing long; But, in the course of one revolving moon, Was chemist, fiddler, statesman, and buffoon ; Then all for women, painting, rhyming, drinking, Besides ten thousand freaks that died in thinking.
Page xiii - SCIENCE, having for its objects, to give a stronger impulse and more systematic direction to scientific inquiry, to obtain a greater degree of national attention to the objects of science, and a removal of those disadvantages which impede its progress, and to promote the intercourse of the cultivators of science with one another, and with foreign philosophers.
Page 147 - Wood in 1683 described this as "a vessel or bason notched at the brim to let drinking glasses hang there by the foot so that the body and drinking place might hang in the water to cool them. Such a bason was a 'Monteigh/ from a fantastical Scot called 'Monsieur Monteigh' who at that time or a little before [in Oxford] wore the bottome of his cloake or coate so notched.
Page 130 - Normandy, twenty years before this time, was then (March 10th, 1656-7), incorporated here, not only upon sight of his testimonial letters (which abundantly speak of his worth) subscribed by the King of France his ambassador in England, to whom he was domestic physician, but upon sufficient knowledge had of his great merits, his late relinquishing the Roman Church, and zeal for that of the Reformed.
Page 147 - ... inscription running round the edge, a something that speaks of religion. In the vestry at York cathedral, there is a fine one, unto which Archbishop Scrope and another bishop had each granted an indulgence of xl. days, as the writing, pounced on the outside of the silver-gilt rim, tells us : iję Recharde arche beschope Scrope grantis on to alle tho that drinkis of this cope xl" dayis to pardune. Robert Gubsune Beschope musm grantis in same forme afore saide xl u dayis to pardune Robart Strensalle.
Page ix - as the cradle of the Association, we shall ever look back with gratitude ; and whether we meet hereafter on the banks of the Isis, the Cam, or the Forth, to this spot we shall still fondly revert.
Page 29 - Monday ; and was so much pleased with the attention she received during her stay, that on her departure, she made the following laconic speech : — " My lord mayor, your brethren, and all the whole city of York, I shall evermore endeavour to love you and this city, all the days of my life.
Page 185 - Ladies and gentlemen," he was calling, "come in and see the great African crocodile. It measures 18 feet from the tip of its nose to the tip of its tail, and 18 feet from the tip of its tail to the tip of its nose, making in all, ladies and gentlemen, a grand total of 36 feet.
Page 20 - Agricola's chain of forts from the Firth of Forth to the Firth of Clyde.
Page 22 - ... buried in its ruins, and for the space of above half a century its name is scarcely mentioned in history. In the time of King Stephen, however, it appears to have once more reared its head, when it was again destroyed by an accidental fire, which burned down the cathedral, the abbey of St. Mary, with thirty-nine parish churches in the city, and Trinity church in the suburbs. This calamitous event happened on the fourth of June, 1137, at a time when civil war and foreign invasion was desolating...

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