A new and accurate description of all the direct and principal cross roads in Great Britain

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1811
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Page 535 - Britain, together with contents thereof, shall be charged more than as a treble letter, unless the same shall weigh an ounce, when it is to be rated as four single letters, and so in proportion for every quarter of an ounce above that weight, reckoning each quarter as a single letter.
Page 227 - Disappointed, I next went to York, a city noted for its splendid cathedral, which is reckoned the most elegant and magnificent Gothic structure in the kingdom — that in Lincoln perhaps excepted. Passing from thence to the next town I found the people in a state of tumult and disorder, being engaged in burning an effigy of the reigning king, (George IV.) whose cruelty and baseness towards his wife, (Caroline) had drawn upon him the odium and contempt, not...
Page 219 - It had formerly a famous abbey, some parts of which yet remain. Near this place, in 1463, was fought a battle between the houses of York and Lancaster in which the latter was defeated.
Page i - A General Index of the Roads to the different Towns, denoting the Counties in which they are situated, their Market Days, and the Inns which supply Post-Horses : An Index to the Country Seats : A List of the Rates of the Postage of Letters, &c.
Page 359 - In 1267 a Parliament was held in the castle, which enacted several laws, called the Statutes of Mariebridge.
Page 28 - LEWES is a well-built and populous place, containing fix parifh churches, and is feated on the river Oufe, which is navigable here for barges. Near this town was fought a bloody battle, in 1263, when Henry III. and his fon, afterwards Edward I.
Page 181 - It was built by Alan, one of William the Conqueror's Generals, who for his valour was...
Page 120 - ... as metal buttons, buckles, plated goods of all kinds, japanned and paper ware, &c.
Page 85 - The beautiful village of Clifton, which for the purity and salubrity of its air, has been denominated the Montpelier of England...
Page 242 - Here is a noble Gothic church, with a lofty spire, and a freeschool founded by Edward vi.

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