The stranger in Liverpool; or, An historical and descriptive view of Liverpool. [With] Views in Liverpool

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1823
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Page 142 - To daily fraud, contempt, abuse and wrong, Within doors, or without, still as a fool, In power of others, never in my own ; Scarce half I seem to live, dead more than half. O dark, dark, dark, amid the blaze of noon, Irrecoverably dark, total eclipse Without all hope of day!
Page 141 - Liverpool, and their widows and children. It is supported by the monthly allowance of sixpence, which every seaman sailing from the port is obliged, by act of parliament, to pay out of his wages. The design...
Page 142 - Would ask a life to wail, but chief of all, O loss of sight, of thee I most complain! Blind among enemies, O worse than chains, Dungeon, or beggary, or decrepit age! Light the prime work of God to me...
Page 8 - ... the chiefs who had shared his dangers, and whose valour had ensured his success. The survey of the kingdom which this circumstance occasioned, gave rise to the roll called Doomsday-book, which is an account of all the lands in England and their owners. From this book it appears that all that part of Lancashire which lies between the rivers Kibble and Mersey, was granted to Roger of Poictiers ; but though the names of Everton...
Page 182 - Castle. [Aug. is cleared, a signal bell being sounded half an hour previously, the floor is well washed and swept by twelve scavengers; after which all the gates are closed, and two watchmen are locked in to guard the property from depredation.
Page 89 - Buildings. of that gloomy and sombre appearance which often strikes the eye in the cupolas of great buildings. The stucco work is so well arranged, and so admirably coloured, that to the eye it has all the effect of the finest stone.
Page 217 - Thames! Large, gentle, deep, majestic, king of floods! Chose for his grand resort. On either hand, Like a long wintry forest, groves of masts Shot up their spires; the bellying sheet between Possess'd the breezy void! the sooty hulk Steer'd sluggish on; the splendid barge along Row'd, regular, to harmony; around, The boat, light-skimming, stretch'd its oary wings...
Page 80 - This method of clearing docks is of late invention, but is found to be superior to any other before practised, both in cheapness and expedition. To prevent inconvenience and disorder, the internal economy of each dock is regulated by a dock-master, who has an annual salary of 1051.
Page 50 - ... respecting the diseases, he is enabled to draw this general conclusion, that the dryness of the soil, the purity of the waters, the mildness of the air, the antiseptic effluvia of pitch and tar, the acid exhalations from the sea, the frequent brisk gales of wind, and the daily...

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