Historical memoirs of the town and parish of Tiverton

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Page 44 - William and Mary, by the grace of God of ' England, Scotland, France and Ireland, king and queen, defenders of the faith, &c.
Page 29 - Papatus, tells us that in England in his time they were so profuse on this occasion, that it cost less to portion off a daughter, than to bury a dead wife.
Page 5 - ... that lie upon beds of ivory, and stretch themselves upon their couches, and eat the lambs out of the flock, and the calves out of the midst of the stall ; that chant to the sound of the viol, and invent to themselves instruments of music, like David; that drink wine in bowls, and anoint themselves with the chief ointments: but they are not grieved for the affliction of Joseph.
Page 83 - To the Honourable the Commons of Great Britain, in Parliament assembled.
Page 38 - Edward, surnamed, from his misfortune, the blind, from his virtues, the good, earl, inculcates with much ingenuity a moral sentence, which may however be abused by thoughtless generosity. After a grateful commemoration of the fifty-five years of union and happiness which he enjoyed with Mabel his wife, the good earl thus speaks from the tomb : What we gave, we have ; What we spent, we had ; What we left, we lost...
Page 44 - While they sigh for past greatness, they are doubtless sensible of present blessings : in the long series of the Courtenay annals, the most splendid era is likewise the most unfortunate ; nor can an opulent peer of Britain be inclined to envy the emperors of Constantinople, who wandered over Europe to solicit alms for the support of their dignity and the defence of their capita1.
Page 4 - The true lamentable discourse of the burning of Teuerton in Deuon-shire the third day of Aprill last past, about the hower of one of the Clocke in the after-noone being Market day, 1598. At what time there was consumed to ashes about the number of 400 houses with all the money and goods that was therein: and Fyftie persons burnt aliue through the vehemencie of the same Fyer. At London: Printed by Thomas Purfoot for Thomas Millington and are to be sould at his Shop in Corn-hill vnder St. Peters Church....
Page 11 - That, where a lecture is set up in a market-town, it may be read by a company of grave and orthodox divines near adjoining, and in the same diocese ; and that they preach in gowns and not in cloaks, as too many do use.
Page 45 - Commonwealth," and that five others, to be chosen by the Mayor, should take their places, adding, " if any of the persons above mentioned do refuse to yield obedience hereunto, then you are to give me an account thereof, that I may take an effectual course for the same.
Page 18 - May, in the sixteenth year of our Reign, of England, France and Ireland; and of Scotland the one and fiftieth.

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