T̀ime-honoured Lancaster' ...: Historic Notes on the Ancient Borough of Lancaster

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Eaton & Bulfield Printers, 1891 - Lancaster (England) - 612 pages
 

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Page 394 - I'LL praise my Maker with my breath ; And when my voice is lost in death, Praise shall employ my nobler powers : My days of praise shall ne'er be past, While life, and thought, and being last, Or immortality endures.
Page 8 - For honourable age is not that which standeth in length of time, nor that is measured by number of years. But wisdom is the gray hair unto men, and an unspotted life is old age.
Page 404 - Boswell sent all round the town to attorneys for books that might enable him to distinguish himself — but in vain. He moved, however, for the writ, making the best use he could of the observations in the brief. The judge was perfectly astonished, and the audience amazed. The judge said, " I never heard of such a writ — what can it be that adheres pavimento ? Are any of you gentlemen at the bar able to explain this ?
Page 65 - As slow upon the labouring wind the royal blazon swells. Look how the Lion of the sea lifts up his ancient crown, And underneath his deadly paw treads the gay lilies down.
Page 88 - Counties palatine are so called a palatio; because the owners thereof (the earl of Chester, the bishop of Durham, and the duke of Lancaster,) had in those counties jura regalia, as fully as the king hath in his palace ; regalem potestatem in omnibus, as Bracton expresses it u.
Page 301 - The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness.
Page 257 - On the Source of Muscular Power" (1866); "Observations Economical and Sanitary on the Employment of Chemical Light for Artificial Illumination ; " " Contributions to the Knowledge of the Manufacture of Gas ;" " Researches on the Influence of Atmospheric Pressure on the Light of Gas, Candle, and other Flames.
Page 259 - Researches on the Influence of Atmospheric Pressure on the Light of Gas, Candle, and other Flames." This latter paper is a most important one on a most important subject, that of artificial illumination, and how best to obtain the maximum light from combustion.
Page 244 - Amidst these humble bowers to lay me down; To husband out life's taper at the close, And keep the flame from wasting by repose.
Page 65 - Bohemia's plume, and Genoa's bow, and Caesar's eagle shield. So glared he when at Agincourt in wrath he turned to bay, And crushed and torn beneath his claws the princely hunters lay. Ho! strike the flagstaff deep, sir Knight: ho! scatter flowers, fair maids: Ho! gunners, fire a loud salute: ho! gallants, draw your blades: Thou sun, shine on her joyously; ye breezes, waft her wide; Our glorious semper eadem, the banner of our pride.

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