History, gazetteer, and directory, of Suffolk

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Page 66 - Had I but served God as diligently as I have served the king, He would not have given me over in my grey hairs.
Page 167 - Austin or Guy earl of Warwick, ludicrous or legendary, religious or romantic, a history or an allegory, he writes with facility. His transitions were rapid from works of the most serious and laborious kind to sallies of levity and pieces of popular entertainment. His muse was of universal...
Page 197 - Reason thus with life,— If I do lose thee, I do lose a thing That none but fools would keep...
Page 176 - In 1440, a parliament was held here, at which that monarch presided in person. This parliament was convened under the influence of Cardinal de Beaufort, the inveterate enemy of Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester, the king's •uncle, and the popular and beloved regent of England ; and there is but too much reason to believe, that the real purpose of this meeting was, to afford an opportunity for his destruction. Hume observes, that it assembled, not at London, which was supposed to Ъе too well affected...
Page 173 - Providence for his sins. he made in the hour of danger a solemn vow to amend his life, in pursuance of which, as soon as he had landed, he repaired to Bury to perform his devotions at the shrine of St. Edmund. Soon after the treaty...
Page 179 - Upon the accession of his royal pupil to the throne, he was first appointed cofferer, then treasurer of the wardrobe, archdeacon of Northampton, prebendary of Lincoln, Sarum, and Lichfield, keeper of the privy seal, dean of Wales, and, last of all, bishop of Durham.
Page 178 - Brandeston, a cooper and his wife, and fifteen other women, who were all condemned and executed at one time at Bury. Hopkins used many arts to extort confession from suspected persons, and when these failed, he had recourse to swimming them, which was done by tying their thumbs and great toes together, and then throwing them into the water. If they floated, they were guilty of tincrime of witchcraft, but their sinking was a proof of their innocence.
Page 165 - ... pounds in ready money, and three thousand florins, They also carried away three charters of Canute, four of Hardicanute, one of Edward the Confessor, two of Henry I. three of Henry III. twelve papal bulls, with several deeds, written obligations- and acknowledgments for money due to the convent. Great part of the monastery was reduced to ashes, and many of the manors and granges belonging to it in Bury and its vicinity, shared the same fate. The abbot being at this time in London, the rioters...
Page 282 - Esq., one of the Masters of the Court of Requests, and Surveyor of the Court of Wards and Liveries in the reign of Elizabeth, and the founder of the almshouses here.
Page 159 - ... the monkish writers, was so extremely affected by the death of so many martyrs, who had shed their blood in defence of the Christian faith, and the miserable end of so many unconverted infidels, that he retired in the night to Eglesdene. Hither he was soon followed...

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