History, Directory & Gazeteer, of the County of York: With Select Lists of the Merchants & Traders of London, and the Principal Commercial and Manufacturing Towns of England; and a Variety of Other Commercial Information: Also a Copious List of the Seats of the Nobility and Gentry of Yorkshire, Volume 2

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E. Baines, 1823
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Page 410 - Blush not, marble, to rescue from oblivion the memory of HENRY JENKINS : a person obscure in birth, but of a life truly memorable; for he was enriched with the goods of nature, if not of fortune, and happy in the duration, if not variety, of his enjoyments; and, tho...
Page 27 - ... unless by deed indented, executed in the presence of two witnesses, twelve calendar months before the death of the donor, and enrolled in the Court of Chancery within six months after its execution...
Page 145 - Ocean, the first thing which strikes us is, that, the north-east and south-east monsoons, which are found the one on the north and the other on...
Page 191 - Spalding moor, for two monks, one of whom was employed in guiding travellers over the dreary wastes, and the other in imploring the protection of heaven for those who were exposed to the dangers of the road ; and there are persons yet living who can remember the time when, in foggy weather, it was considered a dangerous attempt to cross the common without a guide.
Page 16 - In the architecture of th« choir a variation from that of the nave is perceptible. The roof displays more tracery ; an elegant kind of festoon work descends from the capitals of the pillars from which the vaulting springs; through every part is seen a great profusion of ornaments; and the whole exhibits a near approach to the highly florid style which prevailed before the end of the 15th century- The ancient wood work of the choir yet remains.
Page 4 - He told them, that they ought no more to pretend giving a judgment with regard to government, than a blind man with regard to colours: " And we," he added, " with our whole " council, think it right strange that ye, who be but " brutes and inexpert folk, do take upon you to appoint " us, who be meet or not for our council.
Page 428 - A beautiful intermixture of wood and lawn delights the eye ; and the prospects are every where rich and full of pleasing variety. The ornamental buildings in the park are in a style of grandeur. At the entrance on the south, is an elegant inn, for the accommodation of strangers. In the centre of beautiful avenues, bordered on each side with lofty trees, and crossed at right angles, stands a stately quadrangular obelisk, 100 feet in height, erected in the year 1714, to commemorate the victories of...
Page 207 - The siege of Hull having now commenced, Sir John Meldrum, a Scotch officer, was sent down by parliament to assist the governor, and greatly distinguished himself in the defence of the town. Notwithstanding the inundation, the king had brought his cannon to play on the town with some effect...
Page 202 - That monarch also, by another charter, bearing date the second of July, in the same year, granted, that the Mayors of Hull should, for the future, have the sword carried erect before them, and that the mayor and aldermen should have a cap of maintenance. In the year 1443, the town was divided into six wards, each of them governed by two aldermen, and the mayor presiding as head of the whole. — In the month of September, 1448, Henry VI. on his return to London, from the north, visited Hull, and...

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