Norfolk Archaeology, Or, Miscellaneous Tracts Relating to the Antiquities of the County of Norfolk, Volume 18

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Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, 1914 - Norfolk (England)

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Page 28 - I have showed you how so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, It is more blessed to give than to receive.
Page xxxix - I have chosen to sit in my father's little dressing-room, and am now by his scrutoire, where, in the height of his fortune, he used to receive the accounts of his farmers, and deceive himself, or us, with the thoughts of his economy. How wise a man at once, and how weak! For what has he built Houghton ? for his grandson to annihilate, or for his son to mourn over.
Page 40 - Lord; and that which he hath given, will he pay him again," (Prov. xix. 17.) "Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble," (^Ps. xli. 1.) "To do good and distribute, forget not; for •with such sacrifices God is well pleased,
Page 79 - Church, because some of them, having small learning, have of long time favoured fancies rather than God's truth ; yet, forasmuch as their office and function is appointed of God, the King's Majesty willeth and chargeth all his loving subjects, that from henceforth they shall use them charitably and reverently, for their office and administration sake, and especially such as labour in the setting forth of God's holy word.
Page xxxvi - I doated, and who doated on me ! There are the two rival mistresses of Houghton, neither of whom ever wished to enjoy it ! There too lies he, who founded its greatness, to contribute to whose fall Europe was embroiled...
Page lxxi - We must now proceed to the two great poems which were produced at the end of the eleventh or beginning of the twelfth century.
Page 294 - Argent, a chevron gules between nine cloves, six in chief and three in base, sable.
Page xxxvi - R[obert's] harriers and indeed 'tis a very fine open country for sport. During the Duke of Lorrain's being there the consumption both from the larder and the cellar was prodigious. They dined in the hall, which was lighted by 130 wax candles, and the saloon with 50 ; the whole expense in that article being computed at fifteen pounds a night.
Page xxxvi - I have not been in sixteen years! Think, what a crowd of reflections ! No, Gray, and forty church-yards, could not furnish so many; nay, I know one must feel them with greater indifference than I possess, to have patience to put them into verse.
Page xxxix - Houghton, I hear, and I fear, are sold : what can I say ? I do not like even to think on it. It is the most signal mortification to my idolatry for my father's memory, that it could receive. It is stripping the temple of his glory and of his affection. A madman excited by rascals has burnt his Ephesus. I must never cast a thought towards Norfolk more; nor will hear my nephew's name, if I can avoid it.

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