The History and Antiquities of Rochester and Its Environs: To which is Added, a Description of the Towns, Villages, Gentlemen's Seats, and Ancient Buildings, Situate On, Or Near the Road from London to Margate, Deal, and Dover

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Page 142 - Be of good cheer, brother ; we shall this day kindle such a torch in England, as, I trust in God, shall never be extinguished.
Page 289 - Any statute, act, ordinance, provision, proclamation, or restraint, heretofore had, made, published, ordained, or provided, or any other thing, cause, or matter whatsoever, to the contrary thereof in any wise notwithstanding. In Witness whereof we have caused these our letters to be made patent : Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the fourth day of March, in the three and thirtieth year of our reign, Annoque Domini one thousand six hundred and eighty-one. " By writ of Privy Seal, PIGOTT.
Page 76 - To all to whom these presents shall come, the dean and chapter of the cathedral church of Christ and the blessed Virgin Mary of Rochester...
Page 294 - Oysters are not reckoned proper for the table till they are about a year and a half old ; so that the brood of one spring are not to be taken for sale till atleast September twelve-months afterwards.
Page 327 - The Dockyard is surrounded by a high wall ; the entrance is by a spacious gateway, flanked by embattled towers. The houses of the Commissioner, and principal officers, are large and handsome buildings; and the various offices for managing the different departments of the Yard, are neat and commodious.
Page 61 - AD 1185 : ortu magna, viro major, sed maxima partu, hie jacet Henrici filia, sponsa, parens.
Page 293 - Here they are dredged up by means of a net with an iron scraper at the mouth, that is dragged by a rope from a boat, over the beds. As soon as taken from their native beds they are stored in pits formed for the purpose, furnished with sluices, through which, at the spring tides, the water is suffered to flow. This water being stagnant, soon becomes green in warm weather, and in a few days afterwards the Oysters acquire the same tinge, which renders them of greater value in the market : but they do...
Page 239 - This chapel was called Alle-solven, or All Souls : it appears to have ceased to be a place' of divine worship by disuse, rather than from legal dissolution : for " I find,
Page 58 - the ground grey, with a cast of green, 'tis very thick, set in all parts of it with shells, chiefly turbinated ; some of them seem to be of that sort of river shell that Dr.
Page 161 - Not any of the bishops' bench, I may say not all of them, had that interest and authority in the House of Lords which he had. He had easily mastered all the forms of proceeding. He had studied much of our laws, especially those of the parliament, and was not to be brow-beat or daunted by the arrogance or titles of any courtier or favourite.

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