Historical and Topographical Notices of Great Yarmouth ... and Its Environs ...

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Nichols, 1826 - Great Yarmouth (England) - 382 pages
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Page 110 - The cloud-capt towers, the gorgeous palaces, The solemn temples, the great globe itself; * Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve, And, like the baseless fabric of a vision, Leave not a wreck behind.
Page 198 - Muse, The place of fame and elegy supply: And many a holy text around she strews, That teach the rustic moralist to die.
Page 266 - There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water : Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink. (For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.) Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.
Page 253 - ... was clearly of opinion, that the persons were bewitched ; and said, That in Denmark there had been lately a great discovery of witches, who used the very same way of afflicting persons, by conveying pins into them, and crooked, as these pins were, 'with needles and nails.
Page 328 - ... puldreaux, (a pedlar, in old French,) and therefore signifying the court of such petty chapmen as resort to fairs or markets.
Page 282 - A hundred ducats, he told him. A hundred ducats, quoth the Pope's caterer, that is a kingly price indeed, it is for no private man- to deal with him : Then he is for me, said the fisherman, and so unsheathed his...
Page 150 - Kirkley, with those of three others villages in Suffolk, to John Fastolf, his brother, both of whom were of the great family of Fastolf, after which being divided into several branches, they shared the inheritance between them. The manor of Gapton Hall, in this parish, and Bradwell, belongs to the Rev. George Anguish. The living is a rectory, in the gift of the Bishop of Norwich, and now in the possession of the Rev. Dr. Hay, of North Walsham, to which is attached a small portion of glebe, of about...
Page 328 - The lowest, and at the same time the most expeditious court of justice known to the law of England is the court of piepoudre, curia pedis pulverizati:* so called from the dusty feet of the suitors; or according to sir Edward Coke, ^ because justice is there done as speedily as dust can fall from the foot.
Page 301 - The other is a quarto volume, of 450 double pages, in a large character, but contains only the counties of Essex, Norfolk, and Sussex. There is no description of the four northern counties : but the West Riding of Yorkshire is made to comprehend that part of Lancashire which lies to the north of the Ribble, with some districts in Westmoreland and Cumberland; while the southern portion of Lancashire is included in Cheshire. Rutland is similarly divided between Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire.
Page 72 - In these Records it appears that the parishioners of every parish found upon their oath the true value (sometimes separately) of the ninth of corn, wool, and lambs; then the amount of the ancient tax of the church was stated, and afterwards the causes of the ninth not amounting to the tax or value of the church were assigned ; and when the ninth did not exceed the tax, it was assigned for cause thereof, that within the valuation or tax of the church there were other articles included besides corn,...

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