The Life of William Hutton: Including a Particular Account of the Riots at Birmingham in 1791; to which is Subjoined, the History of His Family

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Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, 1816 - Riots - 400 pages
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Page 236 - The History of the Roman Wall, which crosses the Island of Britain, from the German Ocean to the Irish Sea.
Page 400 - ANECDOTES OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE ; chiefly regarding the Local Dialect of London and its Environs...
Page 277 - I was the first who opened a circulating library in Birmingham, in 1751." Other notices of them, during the latter half of the century, will be found in Coleridge's Biographia Literaria, vol.
Page 326 - My father was nearly five feet six inches in height, well made, strong, and active ; a little inclined to corpulence, which did not diminish till within four or five months of his death. From this period he became gradually thin. His countenance was expressive of sense, resolution, and calmness ; though when irritated or animated he had a very keen eye. Such was the happy disposition of his mind, and such the firm texture of his body, that ninety-two years had scarcely the power to alter his features,...
Page 126 - The woman thanked me, dropped a curtesy, and went away. A few months after, she came again, bringing a couple of fine fowls. She told me, with great satisfaction, that I had cured her husband ; and she begged my acceptance of the fowls in return. I was pleased with the success of my prescription, but refused the fee.
Page 84 - Five shillings a week covered every expence ; as food, rent, washing, lodging, &c. Thus a solitary year rolled round, when a few young men of .elevated character and sense took notice of me. I had saved about twenty pounds, and was become more reconciled to my situation. The first who took a fancy to me was Samuel Salte, a Mercer's apprentice, who, five years after, resided in London, where he acquired 100,000/. He died in 1797. Our intimate friendship lasted his life.
Page 84 - Nottingham, and I arrived at Birmingham on the 25th. Having little to do but look into the street, it seemed singular to see thousands of faces pass, and not one that I knew. I had entered a new world, in which I led a melancholy life ; a life of silence and tears. Though a young man, and rather of a cheerful turn, it was remarked, " that I was never seen to smile.
Page 86 - ... pounds. However, one drew, and the other pushed, till they placed me there. A small house is too large for a man without furniture ; and a small rent may be too large for an income which has nothing certain in it but the smallness. Having felt the extreme of poverty, I dreaded nothing so much ; but I believed I had seized the tide, and I was unwilling to stop. Here I pursued business in a more elevated style, and with more success.
Page 187 - Important Information to the Friends of Church and King. FRIENDS AND FELLOW-CHURCHMEN, BEING convinced you are unacquainted, that the great losses which are sustained by your burning and destroying of the houses of so many individuals, will eventually fall upon the county at large, and not upon the persons to whom they belonged, we feel it our duty to inform you, that the damages already done, upon the best computation that can be made, will amount to upwards of One Hundred Thousand Pounds ; the...
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