A History of Westmorland

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E. Stock, 1894 - Cumbria (England) - 312 pages

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Page 29 - Notitia Dignitatum et Administrationum omnium tarn civilium quam militarium in partibus Orientis et Occidentis," is the Military and Civil Service List of the Roman Empire.
Page 105 - The silence that is in the starry sky, The sleep that is among the lonely hills. In him the savage Virtue of the Race, Revenge, and all ferocious thoughts were dead : Nor did he change ; but kept in lofty place The wisdom which adversity had bred. Glad were the Vales, and every cottage hearth ; The Shepherd Lord was honoured more and more : And, ages after he was laid in earth, " The Good Lord Clifford
Page 286 - Here I, Thomas Wharton, do lie, With Lucifer under my head, And Nelly my wife hard by, And Nancy as cold as lead. Oh, how can I speak without dread, Who could my sad fortune abide? With one devil under my head And another laid close on each side.
Page 151 - I have been bullied by an usurper ; I have been neglected by a court ; but I will not be dictated to by a subject : your man shan't stand. " ANNE Dorset, Pembroke and Montgomery.
Page 275 - ... of Clifton, which we immediately attacked with the dismounted dragoons, and though it is the most defensible village I ever saw, yet our men drove them out of it in about an hour's time, with a very small loss.
Page 230 - ... 1. If in case he shall be chosen knight of the shire, or burgess of a town, when the king shall think fit to call a Parliament, whether he will be for taking off the penal laws and the tests. 2. Whether he will assist and contribute to the election of such members as shall be for taking off the penal laws and tests. 3. Whether he will support the king's declaration for liberty of conscience by living friendly with those of all persuasions, as subjects of the same prince and good Christians ought...
Page 267 - ... which was the last of three small enclosures from the places where we were posted at the village. My men were so disposed, that the Glengary men were upon the enclosures on the right of the highway, and Appin's men, with Cluny's, in the enclosures upon the left ; Colonel Roy Stewart's men I placed on the side of the lane, or highway, close to the village. I was about a thousand men in all. Pitsligoe's horse and hussars returned to Penrith.
Page 276 - It was lucky I made that stand at Clifton, for otherwise the enemy would have been at our heels, and come straight to Penrith, where, after refreshing two or three hours, they might have come up with us, before we got to Carlisle.
Page 261 - that they reached the summit of the hill almost as soon as those who were at the head of the column. We were agreeably surprised when we reached the top to find, instead of the English army, only three hundred light horse and chasseurs, who immediately fled in disorder, and of whom we were only able to come up with one man who had been thrown from his horse, and whom we wished to make prisoner to obtain some intelligence from him, but it was impossible to save him from the fury of the Highlanders,...
Page 270 - We advanced, and had a good deal of fire on both sides. After the Highlanders on that side had given most of their fire, they lay close at an open hedge, which was the second in these fields. We then received the whole fire of the dragoons that were at the bottom, upon which Cluny said, " What the devil is this ?" Indeed, the bullets were going thick enough. I told him we had nothing for it but going down upon them, sword in hand, before they had time to charge again. I immediately drew my sword,...

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