The South Saxon Diocese, Selsey--Chichester

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Society for promoting Christian knowledge, 1881 - Chichester (England) - 282 pages
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Page 248 - After supper our behaviour was far from that of serious, harmless mirth ; it was downright obstreperious, mixed with a great deal of folly and stupidity. Our diversion was dancing or jumping about, without a violin or any musick, singing of foolish healths, and drinking all the time as fast as it could be well poured down ; and the parson of the parish was one among the mixed multitude.
Page 180 - Henry the Eighth, by the grace of God, king of England, and of France, defender of the faith, lord of Ireland, and in earth immediately under Christ supreme head of the church of England...
Page 267 - But in the next place the walling began to bulge towards the end of January 1861, first in the north-west pier and afterwards in the south. Cracks and fissures, some opening and others closing, and the gradual deformation of the arches in the transept walls and elsewhere indicated that fearful movements were taking place throughout the parts of the walls connected with the western piers...
Page 259 - Was Horace in. his senses, when he talked thus? Or the servile herd of his imitators? Our eyes and ears may convince us there is not a less happy body of men in all England than the country farmers. In. general, their life is supremely dull ; and it is usually unhappy too. For of all people in the kingdom they are the most discontented ; seldom satisfied either with God or man.
Page 171 - After my most hearty recommendations, with like thanks for your manifold kindnesses shewed unto me in times past: Pleaseth it you to be advertised that upon Sunday, viz., the 13th day of this instant month of June, after such smal talent as God hath lent me, I preached the word of God openly in my Cathedral Church of Chichester, and also published there the King's most dreadful commandment concerning (with other things) the uniting of the supreme head of the Church of England unto the Imperial Crown...
Page 239 - That whereas I was baptized into the religion of the church of England, and sucked it in with my milk, I have constantly adhered to it through the whole course of my life, and now, if...
Page 249 - If I goe, I must drink just as they please or otherwise, I shall be called a poor singular fellow. If I stay at home I shall be stigmatised with the name of being a poor, proud, ill-natured wretch and perhaps disoblige Mr. Coates.

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