National History and Views of London and Its Environs (2), Volume 2

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General Books LLC, 2009 - 126 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1834. Excerpt: ... and honest minds this must have made a deep and mutual impression. Osborne could not but value the person whom he had snatched from the jaws of death; the father looked with a gracious eye on the gallant deliverer of his darling; and the young lady, as she grew up, must have been very insensible could she, without emotion, behold a handsome, generous man, who had braved danger to save her life. When she became marriageable, her father's fortune attracted suitors of a very high rank--among others, the earl of Shrewsbury. But the worthy knight rejected every proposal, declaring "that as Osborne had saved her life, so none but Osborne should have her to wife;" and with her bestowed very large estates in money and land. Sir William Osborne was the ancestor in a direct line of the ducal family of Leeds, and afterwards fillal the highest city offices with distinguished credit and ability, serving the office of sheriff in 1567, and of lord mayor in the year 1583. The late duke of Leeds, one of the most amiable of mankind, has been heard to speak with exultation of his mercantile ancestors, and claim an hereditary distinction among the citizens of London. From Stowe--Hunter. Sir Humphrey Brown, knight, lord chief justice in 1562. John Franke, Esq., and his family, attendants upon Queen Anne of Denmark, wife to James I. Sir Allen Cutler, lord mayor in 1625, on whose monument were the following lines, inscribed by his son: "When ho left etirth rich bounty died, Mild courtesy gave place to pride; So Mercy to bright Justice suid, 'O, Sister, we are both betrayed.' White Innocence lay on the ground By Truth, and wept at eithur's wound, "The sons of Levi did lament, Their lamps wont out, their oil was spent; Heaven hath his soul, and only we Spin out our lives in miser...

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