History, gazetteer, and directory of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight

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1878
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Page 44 - Struck with the beauty of their fair complexions and blooming countenances, Gregory asked to what country they belonged; and being told they were ANGLES...
Page 23 - The commanding officer of the regiment, being the politest man in company, made a •handsome speech to Mr. Mayor, thanking him for his hospitable invitation and entertainment. " No, -colonel," replied the mayor, " it is to you that thanks are due, by me and my brother aldermen, for your .generous treat to us.
Page 44 - Deiri ! (replied he) that is good ! They are called to the mercy of God from his anger (de ira). But what is the name of the king of that province ?" He was told it was JElla or Alia. " Alleluia ! (cried he) We must endeavour that the praises of God be sung in their country.
Page 376 - About ten o'clock a sudden squall from the north-west threw her broadside on the water, and the lower deck ports not having been lashed down, she filled and sunk in about three minutes. A victualler which lay alongside was swallowed up in the whirlpool which the sudden plunge of so vast a body into the water occasioned, and several small craft, though at some distance, were in imminent danger. Her gallant admiral, Kempenfelt, was at the time writing in his cabin, and he, with many of his officers...
Page 23 - When this curious item came to be explained, it appeared, that the attorney had, by way of promoting Sir Francis's interest in the borough, sent cards of invitation to the officers of a regiment in the town, in the name of the mayor and corporation, inviting them to dine and drink His Majesty's health on his birthday.
Page 50 - The castle had not at that time three days' provisions for its small garrison ; yet the Countess, with the magnanimity of a Roman matron, went to the platform with a match in her hand, vowing she would fire the first cannon herself, and defend the castle to the utmost extremity, unless honourable terms were granted. After some negotiations, articles of capitulation were agreed on, and the Castle surrendered.
Page 49 - In their petition he was styled the protector and supreme head of the church and cle'rgy of England.
Page 46 - The king's great barons, who held a large extent of territory of the crown, granted out smaller manors to inferior persons, to be held under them; and this seigniory was termed an honour. The barons were bound to keep their honour courts ' every year at least, or oftener if need be ; at which court all the freeholders of the manors that stood united to the honours were required to make their appearance as suitors, and not to sit, but to stand bare-headed.
Page 23 - Nay, Mr. Colonel, here is no opportunity for bantering, there is your card." Upon examining the cards, it was observed, that, notwithstanding an attempt to disguise it, both cards were written in the same hand by some person, who had designed to make fools of them all. Every eye of the corporation turned spontaneously upon the attorney, who, of course, attended all public meetings.
Page 58 - Theii poles for charcoal-burning are reared in huge pyramids, with the smallest end uppermost • • • Many of them, like those in the woods of America, are mere squatters; but the attempt to disturb them is much the same as to disturb a hornet's nest. Conscious that there is no strength but in making common cause, they are all up in arms at any attempt to dislodge any of them.

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