A Short History and Description of the Town of Alton in the County of Southampton

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Warren & Son, 1896 - Alton (Hampshire, England) - 192 pages
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Page 162 - SHALL I, wasting in despair, Die because a woman's fair? Or make pale my cheeks with care 'Cause another's rosy are? Be she fairer than the day, Or the flowery meads in May, If she think not well of me, What care I how fair she be?
Page 47 - ... the doors ; so that the enemy entered almost as soon ; and after a short resistance, in which many were killed, the soldiers, overpowered, threw down their arms, and asked quarter ; which was likewise offered to the colonel ; who refused it, and valiantly defended himself, till, with the death of two or three of the assailants, he was killed in the place ; his enemies giving him a testimony of great courage and resolution.
Page 47 - I am certainly informed there were not above fifteen pieces found in the pocket of Colonel Bolles, who, until he fell himself, did bravely encourage and lead on his soldiers.
Page 19 - Henry's reign, was a favourite ambush for outlaws, who there awaited the merchants and their trains of sumpter-horses travelling to or from Winchester; even in the fourteenth century the wardens of the great fair of St. Giles held in that city paid five mounted sergeants-atarms, to keep the pass of Alton during the continuance of the fair, "according to custom5.
Page 19 - The district (of Alton) is known to have been for a very long period the resort of robbers. There is a spot in the parish of Bentley, and close to the forest of Alice Holt, to which the word
Page 54 - Be merciful after thy power. If thou hast much, give plenteously; if thou hast little, do thy diligence gladly to give of that little: for so gatherest thou thyself a good reward in the day of necessity.
Page 48 - Commendation in ys pationate expression : ' Bring me a Moorning Scarffe, I have Lost one of the best Commanders in this Kingdome.
Page 132 - UPON TRUST to permit the said premises and all Buildings thereon erected, or to be erected, to be for ever hereafter appropriated and used as and for a School for the education of Children and Adults, or Children only...
Page 66 - Sheire ; Collonell of a ridgment of Foot of 1300 who for his gratious King Charles ye First, did wounders att the Battell of Edge Hill, his last...

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