Sheffield in the Eighteenth Century

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Sheffield Independent Press, 1901 - Great Britain - 362 pages
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Page 38 - There draws the Grinder his laborious breath ; There coughing at his deadly trade he bends : Born to die young, he fears nor man nor death ; Scorning the future, what he earns he spends ; ' Debauch and riot are his bosom friends.
Page 298 - Without calling in question the names or characters of some of his principal supporters, who ought to act differently, suffice it to say, that this prosecution is carried on chiefly with a view of putting a stop to the meetings of the associated clubs in Sheffield ; and it is hoped that if we are fortunate enough to succeed in convicting the prisoner, it will go a great way towards curbing the insolence they have uniformly manifested, and particularly since the late acquittals.
Page 41 - From this cause the masters were continually enticing the workmen from each other's houses, giving them money to hire with them, and letting them get into their debt as a kind of security. There were in consequence frequent disputes between masters and workmen, and between masters and masters about them ; so that they almost occupied the time of the patient Mr. Wilkinson and the impatient Mr. Athorpe during one day in the week, in the little justice-room at the Cutlers
Page 112 - ... per day, and find their own house-room and diet. Great numbers of poor people live chiefly on bread and water in the southern parts of England, as well as in the northern parts ; and there are many poor children not even taught to read.
Page 249 - At which words I took up a leaden standish (he sitting behind a table, and at some distance from me), and threw it at his face, where the edge lighting upon his cheek cut it quite through. We after this drew our swords, and I went into the middle of the chamber, but the company prevented his following of me, and afterwards reconciled us.
Page 98 - Stage-coaches frequently go upwards of one hundred miles in twenty-four hours; and I have heard Friends say in several places that it is common for horses to be killed with hard driving, and that many others are driven till they grow blind.
Page 292 - PARLIAMENT — a meafure which we determine never to relinquifh, though we follow our brethren in the fame glorious caufe to BOTANY BAY. W. CAMAGE, Chairman.
Page 222 - I went to dine at Sheffield, at the Cutlers' Feast, being invited by the Corporation, where I was received by the master and his assistants in the street, with loud music, the shouts of the rabble, and with ringing of bells ; and after being conducted into the Town hall, was entertained with a very good dinner and great plenty of wine.
Page 32 - ... the same have honestly before this time gained their living, and kept many apprentices, servants, and good houses, till now of late that, by subtle imagination, to the destruction of the labours and sustenance of many men, such hats, bonnets, and caps have been fulled and thicked in fulling-mills, and in the said mills the said hats and caps be broken, and deceitfully wrought, and in nowise by the mean of any mill may be faithfully made...
Page 87 - Whereas," the original deed recites, " we usually work about at people's houses from six o'clock in the morning to eight o'clock in the evening for a day's work, and we now find the same prejudicial to us, and do all of us think it too long confinement for...

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