History, gazetteer, and directory of Nottinghamshire, and the town and county of the town of Nottingham

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Leader, 1832 - 704 pàgines
 

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Pàgina 91 - Varney the knight-marshal, who was standardbearer, carrying the standard, which was then erected in that place, with little other ceremony than the sound of drums and trumpets : melancholy men observed many ill presages about that time. There was not one regiment of foot yet...
Pàgina 182 - Atlantic wave, A Wanderer came and sought the Poet's grave ; On yon low stone he saw his lonely...
Pàgina 24 - ... for the purpose. This best monument to the memory of the Conqueror, written in Roman, with a mixture of Saxon, is still preserved in the chapter-house, at Westminster, amongst the national archives. This valuable manuscript, which had for so many centuries remained unpublished, was printed in the 40th of George III., for the use of the members of both Houses of Parliament, and the public libraries of the kingdom.
Pàgina 106 - ... offenders continued their devastations with redoubled violence. A royal proclamation, however, was issued, offering £50 reward for the apprehension of any of the offenders ; but this only tended to inflame the frenzy of the men, who then began to plunder the farm-houses both of money and provisions, declaring that "they would not starve while there was plenty in the land.
Pàgina 23 - God," (his favourite oath,) that he would not leave a soul of his enemies alive. Conscious of the detestation in which he was held, he entertained a perpetual jealousy of the English. He built and garrisoned strong castles to keep them in awe ; and in the wantonness of his power he obliged them to extinguish their fires and candles every evening at the ring of a bell called
Pàgina 463 - Ducnrel bad some etchings taken _ut llicm ; which we believe ib nil that now remains. The then Duke, on this unfortunate event, began a new house on a most magnificent plan ; and now the present building, •which is only one side of an intended quadrangle, is not unfit for the residence even of majesty itself. This quadrangle and two interior courts would have completed the plan ; but the execution of it was prevented by the sudden death of the heir ! The front which is finished, of a handsome white...
Pàgina 604 - It is square, with four large towers, adorned with pinnacles ; and in the centre the body of the house rises higher, with projecting coped turrets at the corners.
Pàgina 35 - Whitby, came to the sea coast, where he always had in readiness some small fishing vessels ; and, in these putting off to sea, he looked upon himself as quite secure, and held the whole power of the English nation at defiance. The chief place of his resort, at these times, and where his boats were generally laid up, was about six miles from Whitby, and is still called Robin Hood's Bay.
Pàgina 91 - The standard was blown down the same night it had been set up, by a very strong and unruly wind, and could not be fixed again in a day or two, till the tempest was allayed.
Pàgina 53 - ... far, and is no longer navigable for vessels of any great burthen; but vessels of a flatter construction are constantly occupied in it as high up as Burton. Its navigation is indeed of such importance to the country at large, in consequence of the numerous communications which it forms with other rivers and canals, that every means have been taken to afford it all the facilities possible.

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