Tour of the Grand Junction (Google eBook)

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J. Hassell, 1819 - England - 147 pages
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Page 57 - I am persuaded his power and interest at that time were greater to do good or hurt than any man's in the kingdom, or than any man of his rank hath had in any time; for his reputation of honesty was universal, and his affections seemed so publicly guided, that no corrupt or private ends could bias...
Page 56 - His family are supposed to have been originally Saxon, and the most ancient in this county, where they had great possessions in the reign of Edward the Third, At the age of fifteen he was sent to Magdalen College, Oxford, whence he removed to one of the inns of court; and though often the companion of the gay and dissipated, acquired a considerable knowledge of the laws.
Page 99 - They say this was a Danish camp, and everything hereabout is attributed to the Danes, because of the neighbouring Daventry, which they suppose to be built by them. The road hereabouts, too, being overgrown with Dane-weed, they fancy it sprang from the blood of Danes slain in battle ; and that, if upon a certain day in the year you cut it, it bleeds.' Vol. ii. p. 362. There is a full account of the tradition in The Gardeners
Page 41 - This is to give notice, that on Monday next, a man and woman are to be publicly ducked at Tring, in this county, for their wicked crimes.
Page 127 - Monarch's reign, a convention of the baron* and prelates was assembled here to. amend, confirm, and enforce the constitutions of Clarendon. By this council the kingdom was divided into six circuits; and justices itinerant were assigned to each. From the formation of this convention, the advice of the knights and burgesses being required, as well as that of the nobles and prelates, it has been considered as the model by which parliaments have been constituted in succeeding times. The King of Scotland,...
Page 70 - Lcland and Camden have both mentioned a castle that formerly stood at Newport Pagnell, but of which no traces are discoverable, nor particulars to be found, but that it remained a place of strength till the time of the civil wars. Three hospitals were founded here in early times. The one endowed by John de Somerie, in the year 1280, for six poor men and women, still survives, having been founded anew by Anne of Denmark, and from her named Queen Anne's hospital. The church is an ancient and spacious...
Page 115 - A single piece of ware, such as a common enamelled tea pot, mug, jug, &c., passes through at least fourteen different hands before it is finished, viz. The Slipmaker, who makes the clay; the Temperer or Beater of the clay; the Thrower, who forms the ware; the Ballmaker and Carrier; the Attendant upon the drying of it; the Turner, who does away its roughness; the...
Page 56 - ... eastward, goes within a mile of Newport-Pagnell; thence flowing to the south, it passes Fenny Stratford, Stoke Hammond, Linslade, and Ivinghoe, into Hertfordshire, near Bulbourne. From a branch of the canal at Old Stratford, a cut has been made to Buckingham, and another from Bulbourne to Wendover. Buckinghamshire is in the diocese of Lincoln, with the exception of six parishes belonging to the See of Canterbury, and four to the diocese of London. It sends fourteen members to parliament; viz....
Page 122 - Over these was a series of six small windows, with semi-circular heads, on each side. But the most decorated and curious part of the interior of this singular structure, is the great archway, beneath the tower, at the western end of the nave. This consists of three receding arches, each charged, both in elevation and soffit, with zigzag mouldings. On each side...
Page 40 - The church, dedicated to St. Peter and St. Paul, is a spacious and handsome fabric, though of singular construction, having two naves, two aisles, and two chancels.

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