The Miners of Northumberland and Durham: A History of Their Social and Political Progress

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J. Robinson, 1873 - Coal miners - 302 pages

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Page 279 - Were half the power that fills the world with terror, Were half the wealth bestowed on camps and courts, Given to redeem the human mind from error, There were no need of arsenals or forts: The warrior's name would be a name abhorred!
Page 158 - ... good and lawful men of the said County, duly chosen, and who being then and there duly sworn, and charged to inquire for our said Lady the Queen, when, where, how, and by what means the said came to his death, do upon their oath, say that (here follows the verdict or finding of the jury.).
Page 282 - God, who counts by souls, not stations, Loves and prospers you and me ; For to him all vain distinctions, Are as pebbles in the sea. Toiling hands alone are builders Of a nation's wealth and fame ; Titled laziness is pensioned, Fed, and fattened on the same ; By the sweat of other's foreheads, "Living only to rejoice, While the poor man's outraged freedom Vainly lifteth up its voice".
Page 96 - This world is the best that we live in, To lend, or to spend, or to give in ; But to beg, or to borrow, or get a man's own, 'Tis the very worst world, sir, that ever was known.
Page 4 - The manner of the carriage is by laying rails of timber from the colliery down to the river, exactly straight and parallel; and bulky carts are made with four rowlets fitting these rails ; whereby the carriage is so easy that one horse will draw down four or five chaldron of coals, and is an immense benefit to the coal merchants.
Page 143 - Whereas," says the preamble of the older act— that of 1775— "by the statute law of Scotland, as explained by the judges of the courts of law there, many colliers, and coal-bearers, and salters, are in a state of slavery or bondage, bound to the collieries or salt-works where they work for life, transferable with the collieries and salt-works ; and whereas the emancipating,
Page 158 - Third, by the grace of God of the united kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland king, defender of the faith, and in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and five.
Page 158 - And so the Jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do say, that the said John W. Webster, him, the said George Parkman, in manner and form aforesaid, then and there feloniously, wilfully, and of his malice aforethought, did kill and murder...
Page 8 - I have heard some say that they would sometimes lie in the midst of a shaft, and the bottom be clear. The flame of a candle will not kindle them so soon as the snuff; but they have been kindled by the striking fire with, a tool. The blast is mighty violent; but men have been saved by lying flat on their bellies.
Page 294 - ... that nothing herein contained shall extend, or be construed to extend, to alter, prejudice, lessen, or otherwise affect the legal remedies and powers which by law belong to masters and servants in their respective relations to each other, or to magistrates having jurisdiction in case of dispute or difference...

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