Memoirs of ... Richard Gilpin, of Scaleby castle, in Cumberland, together with an account of the author, by himself and a pedigree of the Gilpin family. Ed. by W. Jackson

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1879
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Page 49 - Lay waste the world ; his the more glorious part To check their pride, and, when the brazen voice Of war is...
Page 133 - Boldre should have been the dupe of vulgar artifice, and consummate hypocrisy, concealed under the cloak of apparent blunt candour and rugged honesty. WILLIAM BAKER was an old rustic, resident in a wild part of the parish of Boldre. In one of his walks Mr. GILPIN had lighted upon his cottage. On entering it, he found its inhabitant, an aged, but stout and athletic man, eating his humble dinner. All within was neat and clean; and something indicative of strong sense, and a cheerful mind, appeared...
Page 112 - ... mother fonder of any of their own children than they were of her. She used often to be at Carlisle to play with her cousins, and her cousins were as often at Scaleby to play with her. She was a pretty little girl; and everybody said she was a very good little girl.
Page 133 - In conversation he proved himself well versed in the Bible ; full of maxims of prudence and economy ; and apparently of the most open, blunt, and independent character. Highly interested by his visit, Mr. Gilpin frequently repeated it ; and from the conversations which passed during this intercourse, he drew up that beautiful account which he published in the work above-mentioned.
Page 82 - I give myself up to grief. I have lost her for the present, it is true; but I thank God I am greatly supported: I look forward. I remember her in every thing I see: but the remembrance brings joy. I loved her when a boy; a school-boy; she a girl, two years younger.
Page 62 - The fingle hope of this relief, enabled the gentlemen of the country, who commanded the militia, to keep their men under arms. In the mean time the rebels were known to be as ill-prepared for an attack, as the town was for a defence. They had now lain a week before it ; and found it was impracticable, for want of artillery, to make any attempt. They feared alfo an interruption from general Wade : and befides, were unwilling to delay any longer their march towards London.
Page 138 - ... which consists of several acres, was originally intended to support the cattle, which should be driven thither in times of alarm. When the house was inhabited...
Page 37 - Nothing comforts me more in my greatest sufferings, nor seems more fit for me, while I wait for death, than singing psalms of praise to God, nor is there any exercise in which I had rather end my life.

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