West Stow parish registers, 1558 to 1850: Wordwell parish registers, 1580 to 1850, with sundry notes, Issue 7

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G. Booth, 1903 - Reference - 344 pages
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Page 85 - Renew my will from day to day ; Blend it with Thine ; and take away All that now makes it hard to say, Thy will be done...
Page 80 - HARK! from the tombs a doleful sound! My ears attend the cry; " Ye living men, come view the ground, Where you must shortly lie. 2 " Princes, this clay must be your bed, In spite of all your towers; The tall, the wise, the reverend head Must lie as low as ours.
Page 86 - Boast not thyself of to-morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.
Page 211 - Stone walls do not a prison make, Nor iron bars a cage; Minds innocent and quiet take That for an hermitage; If I have freedom in my love And in my soul am free, Angels alone, that soar above, Enjoy such liberty.
Page 79 - My sledge and hammer lie reclined, My bellows, too, have lost their wind; . My fire's extinct, my forge decayed, And in the dust my vice is laid. My coal is spent, my iron's gone, My nails are drove, my work is done ; My fire-dried corpse lies here at rest, And, smoke-like, soars up to be bless'd.
Page 207 - Westminster, where I found myself come time enough, and my brethren all ready. But I full of thoughts and trouble touching the issue of this day; and, to comfort myself did go to the Dog and drink half-a-pint of mulled sack, and in the Hall did drink a dram of brandy at Mrs.
Page 299 - I have to acquaint you, that at half past eight, am Dieppe bearing SW four or five miles, we observed an enemy's flotilla, consisting of twelve brigs and one lugger, standing along shore ; and immediately made sail to cut off the leeward-most. The enemy, by signal from their commodore, formed into a line, and engaged us severally as we passed ; but upon luffing up to cut off the sternmost, the whole bore up to support her, and endeavour to close with us.
Page 299 - ... to close with us. Finding them thus determined to support each other, and the small force of the Rosario not admitting my running the risk of being laid on board by several at once, I bore up to a brig we observed...
Page 207 - I began our defence most acceptably and smoothly, and continued at it without any hesitation or losse, but with full scope, and all my reason free about me, as if it had been at my own table, from that time till past three in the afternoon; and so ended, without any interruption from the Speaker; but we withdrew.

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