Smalley in the County of Derby: Its History and Legends

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Bemrose, 1905 - 148 pages
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Page 20 - AD they had paid for them. Now, although four years were elapsed since the destruction of colleges and chantries, and much of the best church ornaments was transported beyond the seas, yet the privy council thought this very gleaning in the stubble would richly be worth the while, and that on strict inquisition they should retrieve much plate in specie, and more money for moderate fines of offenders herein. Besides, whereas parish churches had still many rich ornaments left in the custody of their...
Page 20 - For private men's halls were hung with altar-cloths ; their tables and beds covered with copes, instead of carpets and coverlets. Many drank at their daily meals in chalices ; and no wonder if, in proportion, it came to the share of their horses to be watered in rich coffins of marble.
Page 20 - ... their tables and beds covered with copes, instead of carpets and coverlids ; and many made carousing cups of the sacred chalices, as once Belshazzar celebrated his drunken feast in the sanctified vessels of the Temple.
Page 42 - In no part of the kingdom have they more disaffected persons than in the Town and neighbourhood of Derby, from whence they have actually sent two persons to the National Convention of France to invite the French over to this country to create the same anarchy here which is there triumphant.
Page 20 - ... and coverlets. Many drank at their daily meals in chalices ; and no wonder if, in proportion, it came to the share of their horses to be watered in rich coffins of marble. And as if first laying of hands upon them / were sufficient title unto them, seizing on them was generally the price they had paid for them.
Page 121 - A very spacious and handsome drawing-room was ^added about 1885, by the prosent owner (1905). An open gothic parapet which once adorned the court entrance to the Derby Nunnery (erected by W. Pugin in 1846) on the Nottingham Road, now stretches along the weir wall between the two fishponds, with pretty effect. The kennels just below are reminiscences of tho late Edward Deggo Wilmot Sitwell, who kept a few braces of good greyhounds here for.
Page 68 - held to appoint a man to the office distinguished for " extreme parsimony & hardness of heart. The result of " the appointment was cruelty and oppression to the poor, " and Samuel Liggat was absolutely starved to death. I "was from home when he was buried, and did not know " of his death till many months afterwards when, although " I obtained sufficient information to convince me of the " fact I could not obtain sufficient evidence to convict the " overseer upon it, and therefore he escaped the...
Page 20 - In the spring of 1552, we are told, " information was given to the king's council, that much costly furniture which was embezzled, might very seasonably (such the king's present occasions) and profitably be recovered ; for private men's halls were hung with altar-cloths, their tables and beds covered with copes, instead of carpets and coverlets. Many drank at their daily meals in chalices ; and no wonder if, in proportion, it came to the share of their...
Page vii - My little book has been written in a sick room, chiefly from notes made years ago, when Smalley in many ways wore...
Page 110 - So they were confounded, and quite brought down for the time. After I had reproved them for their blasphemous expressions, I went away; for I perceived they were Ranters. I had met with none before; and I admired the goodness of the Lord in appearing so unto me before I went amongst them. Not long after this, one of these Ranters, whose name was Joseph Salmon, put forth a paper, or book of recantation; upon which they were set at liberty.

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