History, Topography, and Directory of the County Palatine of Durham: Comprising a General Survey of the County, with Separate Historical, Statistical, and Descriptive Sketches of All the Towns, Boroughs, Ports, Parishes, Chapelries, Townships, Villages, Wards, and Manors. To which are Subjoined A History and Directory of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and a List of the Seats of the Nobility and Gentry (Google eBook)

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Whittaker and Company, 1856 - Durham (England : County) - 1068 pages
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Page 324 - And when they found George Carrick slain, I wot it went well near their heart ; Lord, let them never make a better end That comes to play them sicken a part.
Page 242 - This Church was erected in the year 1835, containing 323 sittings; and, in consequence of a grant from the Incorporated Society for promoting the enlargement, building, and repairing of churches and chapels, 193 of that number are hereby declared to be free and unappropriated for ever.
Page 255 - Western extremity of the church, is the following inscription : -'This church was enlarged in the year 1830, by which means 487 additional sittings were obtained; and, in consequence of a grant from the 'Incorporated Society for promoting the Enlargement, Building, and Repairing of Churches and Chapels...
Page 69 - And I looked, and, behold, a whirlwind came out of the north, a great cloud, and a fire infolding itself, and a brightness was about it, and out of the midst thereof as the colour of amber, out of the midst of the fire.
Page 412 - ... child ; in memory of which the king then reigning gave him the manor of Sockburn, to hold by this tenure, that, upon the very first entrance of every bishop into the county, this falchion should be presented.
Page 37 - They come and onward travel without dread, Chanting in barbarous ears a tuneful prayer Sung for themselves, and those whom they would free! Rich conquest waits them : the tempestuous sea Of Ignorance, that ran so rough and high And heeded not the voice of clashing swords, These good men humble by a few bare words, And calm with fear of God's divinity.
Page 412 - My lord bishop, I here present you with the falchion wherewith the champion Conyers slew the worm, dragon, or fiery flying serpent, which destroyed man, woman, and child ; in memory of which, the king then reigning gave him the manor of Sockburn, to hold by this tenure, that upon the first entrance of every bishop into the county, this falchion should be presented.
Page 325 - As if the world had been all their own. Thir Weardale-men, they have good hearts, They are as stiff as any tree ; For, if they'd every one been slain, Never a foot back man would flee. And such a storm amongst them fell As I think you never heard the like, For he that bears his head so high, He oft-times falls into the dyke.
Page 492 - Her prudence was so great, that not only indifferent persons, but even kings and princes, as occasion offered, asked and received her advice...
Page 428 - A View of Northumberland, with an Excursion to the Abbey of Mailross, in Scotland,

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