Memorials of the Danvers Family (of Dauntsey and Culworth): Their Ancestors and Descendants from the Conquest Till the Termination of the Eighteenth Century; with Some Account of the Alliances of the Family and of the Places, where They Were Seated

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Hardy & Page, 1895 - History - 562 pages
With some account of the alliances of the family, and of the places where they were seated.
 

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Page 309 - And seeing ignorance is the curse of God, Knowledge the wing wherewith we fly to heaven...
Page 481 - I HEARD a voice from heaven, saying unto me, Write, From henceforth blessed are the dead which die in the Lord : even so saith the Spirit ; for they rest from their labours.
Page 534 - And he had often said the same to Mr Herbert himself; and that if he could like her for a Wife, and she him for a Husband, Jane should have a double blessing; and Mr Danvers had so often said the like to Jane, and so much commended Mr Herbert to her, that Jane became so much a Platonic, as to fall in love with Mr Herbert unseen.
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Page 534 - Mr Danvers having known him long and familiarly, did so much affect him that he often and publicly declared a desire that Mr Herbert would marry any of his nine daughters (for he had so many) ; but rather his Daughter Jane than any other, because Jane was his beloved Daughter...
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Page 49 - ... them alone, the holy Eucharist. The dead (no doubt the most cruel affliction) were cast out of the towns, buried like dogs in some unconsecrated place — in a ditch or a dung-heap — without prayer, without the tolling bell, without funeral rite. Those only can judge the effect of this fearful malediction who consider how completely the whole life of all orders was affected by the ritual and daily ordinances of the Church. Every important act was done under the counsel of the priest or the...

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