Quarterly Journal of the Berks Archaeological and Architectural Society, Volume 2

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Rivers and Slaughter, 1891

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Page 69 - Sir, there is one Mrs. Macaulay ' in this town, a great republican. One day when I was at her house, I put on a very grave countenance, and said to her, ' Madam, I am now become a. convert to your way of thinking. I am convinced that all mankind are upon an equal...
Page 113 - The frost continuing more and more severe, the Thames before London was still planted with booths in formal streets, all sorts of trades and shops furnished and full of commodities, even to a printing...
Page 11 - Members (principally) of the Society of Friends in England and Wales, from the rise of the Society, circa 1650 to 1837, arranged in geographical areas called Quarterly Meetings, the entries for each Quarterly Meeting being also arranged alphabetically and chronologically. Central Offices, Devonshire House, EC No- 5.— A List of MS. Transcripts. This List is for general information, to prevent the duplication of transcription and facilitate publication ; many of the owners of the transcripts wish...
Page 63 - On each side are the ensigns of his prelatical dignities ; and underneath is a Latin inscription, of which the following is a translation : — " Sacred
Page 69 - Madam, I am now become a convert to your way of thinking. I am convinced that all mankind are upon an equal footing; and to give you an unquestionable proof, Madam, that I am in earnest, here is a very sensible, civil, well-behaved fellowcitizen, your footman; I desire that he may be allowed to sit down and dine with us.
Page 130 - I have hardly scene a seate which shews more tokens of it than what is to be found here, not only in the delicious and rarest fruits of a garden, but in those innumerable timber trees in the ground about the seate, to the greatest ornament and benefit of the place.
Page 66 - Backhouse (an astrologer who had adopted him for his son, a common practice with these men) lying sick in Fleetstreet, over against St. Dunstan's church, and not knowing whether he should live or die, about eleven of the clock, told me in syllables the true' matter of the philosopher's stone, which he bequeathed to me as a legacy.
Page 14 - Peter-in-the-East, 1559-1866, Chester MSS. RUTLAND. EDITH WESTON, Bap. 1585, Mar. and Bur. 1586-1836, Rev. A. Trollope. HAMBLEDON, Bap. and Bur. 1558-1812, Mar. 1558-1846, Rev. Geo. Gibb. LUFFENHAM (NORTH), Bap. 1572-1748, Mar. and Bur. 1565-1749, Rev. PG Dennis. LYNDON, Bap. and Bur. 1580-1813, Mar. 1580-1837, Rev. TKB Nevinson.
Page 112 - I returned to town in a coach with the Earl of Clarendon, when passing by the glorious palace of his father, built but a few years before, which they were now demolishing, being sold to certain undertakers, I turned my head the contrary way till the coach had gone past it, lest I might minister occasion of speaking of it; which must needs have grieved him, that in so short a time their pomp was fallen.
Page 1 - METHOD OF TRANSCRIPTION. There can be no doubt that a verbatim et literatim transcription is of far more value than any other form ; it is otherwise impossible to be sure that some point of interest and importance has not been overlooked ; the extra trouble of making a complete transcript is small, and the result much more satisfactory. In any case the names should be given literatim and all remarks carefully copied, with some indication, where possible, as to the date of the remark. Other records,...

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