The History of the County of Cambridge, from the Earliest Account to the Present Time

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S. &. R. Bentley, 1819 - Cambridgeshire (England) - 376 pages
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Page 287 - At Trumpington, not far from Cambridge, stood, Across a pleasant stream, a bridge of wood ; Near it a Mill, in low and plashy ground, Where corn from all the neighbouring parts was ground.
Page 312 - Willinghamense,' or an account of a surprising boy, who was buried at Willingham, near Cambridge, upon whom he wrote the following epitaph: — 'Stop, traveller, and wondering know, here buried lie the remains of Thomas, son of Thomas and Margaret Hall, who, not one year old, had the signs of manhood; not three, was almost 'four feet high ; endued with uncommon strength, a just proportion of parts, and a stupendous voice ; before six he died, as it were, of an advanced age. He was born at this village,...
Page 7 - Cam (call it what you will), running by Cambridge, will have its stream dried up by the draining of the Fens. Now, as Cambridge is concerned in its river, so that whole county, yea, this whole kindgom, is concerned in Cambridge.
Page 28 - Red-coats, attending him during the time of the fair and other public oceasions; one or other of which are constantly at hand, in most parts of the fair: and if any dispute arise between buyer and seller, &c. on calling out ' Red-coat,' you have instantly one or more come running to you; and if the dispute is not quickly decided, the offender is carried to the said court, where the case is...
Page 10 - Meeting of the Governor, Bailiffs and Commonalty of the Company of Conservators of the great Level of the Fens...
Page 27 - London, and all parts of England, who transact their business wholly in their pocket-books, and meeting their chapmen from all parts, make up their accounts, receive money chiefly in bills, and take orders: These they say exceed by far the...
Page 296 - our daughter is defil'd! That villain, Allen, has debauched our child ! Mistaking me for John, he told me all ; Ten thousand furies plague that Scholar's Hall." " O false abusive knave ;" the wife replied, " In every word the villain spake, he lied. I waked, and heard our harmless child complain, And rose to know the cause, and ease her pain. I found her torn with gripes, a dram I brought, And made her take a comfortable draught ; Then laid down by her, chaf'd her swelling breast, And lull'd her...
Page 287 - But few durft venture to contend with him. A Dagger hanging at his Belt he had, Made of an ancient Sword's well-temper'd Blade.
Page 25 - Fair, etc. ; and here, as in several other streets or rows, are all sorts of traders, who sell by wholesale or retail, as goldsmiths, toy-men, brasiers, turners, milliners, haberdashers, hatters, mercers, drapers, pewterers, china warehouses, and, in a word, most trades that can be found in London, from whence many of them come. Here are also taverns, coffee-houses, and eating-houses in great plenty, and all kept in booths...
Page 8 - The Fens, preserved in their present property, afford great plenty and variety of fish and fowl, which here have their seminaries and nurseries, which will be destroyed on the draining thereof; so that none will be had but at excessive prices.

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