Historical notes of Haydon Bridge and district

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Herald Office, 1876 - Haydon Bridge (Northumberland) - 121 pages
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Page 8 - God to call me hence do therefore make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say : — FIRST AND PRINCIPALLY I commit my soul into the hands of Almighty God and my body to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my executors...
Page 86 - A young Levite — such was the phrase then in use — might be had for his board, a small garret, and ten pounds a year...
Page 8 - God hoping through the merits, death and passion of my Saviour Jesus Christ to have full and free pardon and forgiveness of all my sins and to inherit everlasting life...
Page 87 - During several generations accordingly the relation between priests and handmaidens was a theme for endless jest; nor would it be easy to find, in the comedy of the seventeenth century, a single instance of a clergyman who wins a spouse above the rank of a cook.
Page 9 - William and Mary, by the grace of God, King and Queen of England, Scotland, France, and Ireland, defenders of the faith, &c.
Page 107 - At length his sinking courage was strengthened by a dim, distant light, which, as he advanced, grew gradually brighter, till, all at once, he entered a vast and vaulted hall, in the centre of which, a fire without fuel, from a broad crevice in the floor, blazed with a high and lambent flame, that showed all the carved walls and fretted roof, and the monarch and his queen and court reposing around, in a theatre of thrones and costly couches. On the floor, beyond the fire, lay the faithful and deep-toned...
Page 86 - He was permitted to dine with the family; but he was expected to content himself with the plainest fare. He might fill himself with the corned beef and the carrots : but, as soon as the tarts and cheese-cakes made their appearance, he quitted his seat, and stood aloof till he was summoned to return thanks for the repast, from a great part of which he had been ex-- eluded.
Page 108 - ... queen and court, reposing around in a theatre of thrones and costly couches. On the floor, beyond the fire, lay the faithful and deep-toned pack of thirty couple of hounds ; and on a table before it, the spell-dissolving horn, sword, and garter. The shepherd reverently, but firmly, grasped the sword, and as he drew it leisurely from its rusty scabbard, the eyes of the monarch and his courtiers began to open, and they rose till they sat upright. He cut the garter; and as the sword was being slowly...
Page 16 - WHEN daisies pied, and violets blue, And lady-smocks all silver white, And cuckoo buds of yellow hue, Do paint the meadows with delight...
Page 107 - ... of his clew. The floor was infested with toads and lizards ; and the dark wings of bats, disturbed by his unhallowed intrusion, flitted fearfully around him. At length his sinking courage was strengthened by a dim, distant light, which, as he advanced, grew gradually brighter, till, all at once, he entered a vast and vaulted hall, in the centre of which, a fire...

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