The British Gazetteer, Political, Commercial, Ecclesiastical, and Historical: Showing the Distances of Each Place from London and Derby--gentlemen's Seats--populations ... &c. Illustrated by a Full Set of County Maps, with All the Railways Accurately Laid Down ...

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Published (for the proprietors) by H.G. Collins, 1852


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Page 250 - We do, therefore, with the greatest humility and submission, most earnestly supplicate your Majesty that you will not dismiss us from your presence, without expressing a more favourable opinion of your faithful citizens, and without some comfort, without some prospect at least of redress.
Page 380 - Forgive, blest shade, the tributary tear, That mourns thy exit from a world like this ; Forgive the wish that would have kept thee here, And stayed thy progress to the seats of bliss • No more confined to grov'ling scenes of night, No more a tenant pent in mortal clay, Now should we rather hail thy glorious flight, And trace thy journey to the realms of day.
Page 195 - midst rebellion durst be just and good Whose arms asserted, and whose sufferings more Confirm'd the cause for which he fought before, Rests here, rewarded by an heavenly prince ; For what his earthly could not recompense, Pray, reader, that such times no more appear : Or, if they happen, learn true honour here.
Page 244 - Weave the warp and weave the woof, The winding-sheet of Edward's race : Give ample room and verge enough The characters of hell to trace. Mark the year and mark the night When Severn shall re-echo with affright The shrieks of death through Berkeley's roof that ring, Shrieks of an agonizing king...
Page 250 - Permit me, sire, further to observe, that whoever has already dared, or shall hereafter endeavour, by false insinuations and suggestions, to alienate your Majesty's affections from your loyal subjects in general, and from the City of London in particular...
Page 250 - Majesty's displeasure would at all times affect their minds. The declaration of that displeasure has already filled them with inexpressible anxiety and with the deepest affliction. Permit me, Sire, to assure your Majesty, that your Majesty has not in all your dominions any subjects more faithful, more dutiful, or more affectionate to your Majesty's person and family, or more ready to sacrifice their lives and fortunes in the maintenance of the true honour and dignity of your crown.
Page 380 - Ye who the power of God delight to trace, And mark with joy each monument of grace, Tread lightly o'er this grave, as ye explore 'The short and simple annals of the poor.' A child reposes underneath this sod, A child to memory dear, and dear to God. Rejoice, yet shed the sympathetic tear — Jane, the ' Young Cottager,
Page 281 - There, interspersed in lawns and opening glades, Thin trees arise that shun each other's shades. Here in full light the russet plains extend : There wrapt in clouds the bluish hills ascend. Ev'n the wild heath displays her purple dyes, And 'midst the desert fruitful fields arise, That, crown'd with tufted trees and springing corn, Like verdant isles, the sable waste adorn.
Page 267 - Surtee, in his history of that county, tells us, that " no earlier owners of Lambton are on record, than the ancient and honourable family which still bears the local name.
Page 346 - I) went, and carried up with us some victuals for the whole day, viz. bread, cheese, small beer, and nothing else, and got up into a great oak, that had been lopt some three or four years before, and being grown out again, very bushy and thick, could not be seen through, and here we staid all the day.